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"To topple the government a few months before an election is something few people can understand," Kurz said the day his party's victory in the European Parliament.
Austrian Chancellor dissolved his coalition with the Freedom Party after the release of a video in which FP leader discussed state contracts in return for favors with a fake Russian oligarch's niece.
Animal slaughter without stunning is forbidden in Austria, although exemptions on religious grounds can be obtained, which is how kosher slaughter can be practiced in the country.
"The person was excluded from the provincial party leadership as well as the SPO."
The president called on Udo Landbauer, a candidate with the Freedom Party, to step down from elections in light of his affiliation with a fraternity that espoused Nazi views.
Racist hate speech is illegal in Austria.
The far-right Freedom Party gained third place with 26 percent of votes in parliamentary elections in October.
The Jewish community has boycotted the Freedom Party, which was founded by a former SS officer in the 1950s.
In the face of the attempts to by FPO to cozy up with Israel – only to legitimize hatred toward other ethnic and religious minorities – Israel shall be the last to give the FPO a kashrut stamp.
By AMIR PERETZ
Israel has no allies in the EU, which is now notorious for its shameless bias and double standards against the Jewish state.
By ISI LEIBLER
The anti-Islam Freedom Party (FPO) was founded by former Nazis in the 1950s but has said it has left its antisemitic past behind.
Israel also has a moral responsibility to take a stand against xenophobia even when not directed against Jews.
By JPOST EDITORIAL
Israel is believed to be waiting to see how other like-minded countries deal with the new government before taking a formal stand.
By HERB KEINON
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