Members of the Austrian Presidential Conference express solidarity with Israeli hostages

The members of the Austrian Presidential Conference of the National Council met in Parliament for a joint solidarity campaign demanding the release of all the hostages taken by Hamas to the Gaza Strip.

National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka, Second National Council President Doris Bures, Third National Council President Norbert Hofer and all five parties represented in the National Council renewed their demand for the unconditional release of the hostages.


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European Jewish Congress appalled by decision of European Court of Human Rights to uphold Belgian Shechita ban

The European Jewish Congress expresses its deep concern for the future of viable Jewish community life in Europe after a top European court upheld a ban on Shechita, the Jewish slaughter of animals for meat, imposed by two Belgian regions.