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Austrian far-Right regional minister quits over fraternity’s antisemitic texts

An Austrian regional Cabinet minister from the far-right Freedom Party resigned following the discovery of antisemitic literature at his old university fraternity.

Austria’s Jews boycott Holocaust commemoration over far-right participation

Austria's main Jewish body (IKG) will boycott a parliamentary Holocaust commemoration event because of the rise of the far-right FPÖ, IKG president Oskar Deutsch said on Thursday.

Tens of thousands protest Austria’s new right-wing government

More than 20,000 people rallied on Saturday in Vienna against Austria’s new conservative-far right coalition, over its hard-line stances on immigration and social policy.

Austrian Jewish community shuns new far-right ministers

Jewish community leaders in Austria say they will keep shunning the far-right Freedom Party (FPÖ), despite it joining the country's new government.

Vienna police charge three men for waving Israeli flag at rally

Police in Vienna are pursuing criminal charges against three pro-Israel activists for waving an Israeli flag at a protest against the designation of Jerusalem as Israel's capital.

Austria’s far-right Freedom Party enters government

Austrian conservatives led by Sebastian Kurz reached a coalition deal with the far-right Freedom Party on Friday, paving the way for Austria to become the only western European country with such a party in government.

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