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Austria

Record high of right-wing extremist crimes in Austria

The tally of right-wing extremist crimes in Austria surged by approximately 30% in 2023 compared to 2022.

IKG Secretary General Benjamin Nägele: “We are dealing with an explosion of antisemitic incidents”

The Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG) Secretary General Benjamin Nägele had an interview with Newsflix about the dramatic rise of antisemitism in Austria and across Europe.

Austrian woman sentenced to 18 months probation for antisemitic Instagram posts

The defendant, originally from Upper Austria, was sentenced to 18 months of probation for Nazi-related activities.

IKG President calls for criminal prosecution against hate preachers in Austria

After an Imam in Vienna incited hatred against Jews, IKG President Oskar Deutsch is calling for legal consequences.

Austrian authorities arrest 16-year-old who planned to attack a Vienna synagogue

The teenager had announced in online chats that he intended to procure a weapon to attack an unspecified synagogue in Vienna, Interior Minister Gerhard Karner said.

Families of the Israeli hostages received by the Jewish Community of Vienna (IKG)

IKG President Oskar Deutsch received the family of an Austrian who was taken hostage by Hamas. On behalf of the community, he expressed his deepest condolences to the families.

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