Austrian government to ban Hamas and Hezbollah symbols

Austria’s coalition government plans to impose a ban of Islamic extremist symbols from the terrorist groups Hezbollah and Hamas.

Austrian Federal Chancellor hosts first ever official Rosh Hashanah Reception

For the first time in the history of Austria, Federal Chancellor Sebastian Kurz hosted the first ever official Rosh Hashanah reception for members of Austria’s Jewish community at the Federal Chancellery.

Renowned Austrian Jewish photographer Erich Lessing dies aged 95

Renowned Austrian photographer Erich Lessing has died at the age of 95, Austria’s IKG Jewish community organisation, the country’s EJC affiliate, said on Wednesday.

Austrian Vice Chancellor calls for ban on shechita

Austria’s vice chancellor indicated that he wants to outlaw the Jewish method of slaughtering of animals for meat.

Jews beaten in front of kosher shop in Vienna

Several Jews were physically assaulted in Vienna outside of a kosher restaurant. The incident occurred in Vienna’s Leopoldstadt district.

Austrian state proposes limiting kosher meat sale to registered Jews

A regional politician in the state of Lower Austria defended a plan to condition the sale of kosher meat on individual permits issued to registered Jews.

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