Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz admitted that it had taken too long for Austria to acknowledge its responsibility for the atrocities that were committed during the Holocaust.
Austria’s Muslims are more than twice as likely as non-Muslims to endorse antisemitic statements, according to a survey commissioned by the Austrian government.
Austrian Jewish leader: It’s Israel’s decision how to deal with FPÖ but community to continue boycott
Oskar Deutsch, the head of IKG Vienna, has stated that is up to the Israeli government to decide how to deal with the FPÖ, insisting that the community itself will continue to boycott the far-right party.
Austria shares responsibility for the Holocaust and aims for Jews to be able to live safely everywhere, Austrian president Alexander Van der Bellen said on during his visit to Israel.
The Austrian Jewish community criticised the country’s foreign minister for inviting prominent Palestinian official Hanan Ashrawi to Vienna’s prestigious New Year’s concert.
Austrian officials insisted that the government in Vienna remains fully committed to advancing legislation granting citizenship to the descendants of Austrian Holocaust victims.