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Austrian Directorate General for Public Security warns of an increasing rate of right-wing extremist crimes

These extremists reject democratic and pluralistic social models, including Austria's prevailing political system, and aim to "eliminate" dissenters and state institutions.

Austrian soldier in charge of monitoring Jewish institutions in Vienna sentenced for being part of a neo-Nazi group

As a member of the right-wing terrorist group "Feuerkrieg Division," he discussed attack plans, shared antisemitic and racist content, and was heavily involved with weapons.

Jewish community of Vienna celebrates street festival

Vienna's Jewish Street Festival showcases the lively and resilient local Jewish community, raising awareness of cultural diversity and promoting intercultural exchange.

Austrian National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka and IKG President Oskar Deutsch painted over antisemitic graffiti in Vienna

In Vienna, graffiti has recently appeared on the facades of Jewish businesses in the second and 20th districts, with slogans like "Death to Zionism" and "Victory to Palestine".

Austrian political leadership commemorated the victims of Nazism in a solemn ceremony

Austrian National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka emphasized the parliament's solidarity with the State of Israel and reaffirmed the importance of applying "Never again!" to the present.

Several Jewish shops and houses were spray-painted with antisemitic slogans in Vienna

The president of the Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) Oskar Deutsch reported that there had recently been an increase in antisemitic incidents in the country.

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