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Austrian Jews welcome national strategy against antisemitism

The president of the Jewish community of Vienna, Oskar Deutsch, welcomed the publication of a national strategy against antisemitism published by the country's Federal Chancellery.

Holocaust survivors in Austria to receive COVID-19 vaccine

Jewish Holocaust survivors in Austria will be able to receive a vaccine against COVID-19 within the next week, the Jewish community of Vienna and the Austrian Ministry of Health declared.

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.

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