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Austrian Academic institute revokes fellowship to Ukrainian Far-Right leader

An Austrian academic institute has revoked a fellowship to a Ukrainian postgraduate after the embarrassing discovery that she was a key figurehead in the global far-right.

Austrian Government Launches Action Plan to Counter Rising Antisemitism

The Austrian government announced that its action plan to combat rising antisemitism would be rolled out in the coming weeks, with an emphasis on enhancing security measures for the Jewish community.

Joint Austrian-German police operation targets neo-Nazis, seizes arms

Austrian police seized automatic weapons, explosives and narcotics during raids on neo-Nazi sympathizers, and arrested several of them, the government said.

Rabbi attacked at knifepoint by woman assailant in Vienna

A rabbi was attacked at knifepoint in Vienna by a woman who ripped a kippah from his head and yelled an antisemitic threat before fleeing, police in the Austrian capital said.

November Pogroms commemorated in Vienna

A silent commemoration was held in front of the Stadttempel synagogue in Vienna, in honour of the 82nd anniversary of the November Pogroms.

Jewish community in Vienna on alert after attack

Vienna's Jewish community - unlike that in Paris, Brussels, Copenhagen or Germany - has had a general feeling of living in a safe country that had until now been spared jihadist attacks.

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