Austrian National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka and IKG President Oskar Deutsch painted over antisemitic graffiti in Vienna

In Vienna, graffiti has recently appeared on the facades of Jewish businesses in the second and 20th districts, with slogans like “Death to Zionism” and “Victory to Palestine”.

In response, National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka, along with Israel’s Ambassador to Austria David Roet and President of the Israelite Religious Society Austria Oskar Deutsch, took action by painting over the graffiti in Vienna-Leopoldstadt, the heart of Jewish life in Austria.

The Jewish Community in Austria has reported a rise in antisemitic incidents across the country. 

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