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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.
Klaus Schneeberger, the regional leader of ruling Austrian People’s Party of Chancellor Kurz, said, “Of course, nobody will have to register to buy kosher meat. There will be no such thing."
The FPO, which was founded by ex-Nazis in the 1950s, came third in last year's parliamentary election.
If any such plan became law it would apply to girls of up to around the age of 10 years.
The head of Austria's main Jewish organization expressed skepticism about the government's announcement it hopes to build a commemorative wall that would bear the names of 66,000 Holocaust victims.
The anti-Islam Freedom Party (FPO) was founded by former Nazis in the 1950s but has said it has left its antisemitic past behind.
In October, the head of Austria's Jewish community issued a warning against working with the far-right Freedom Party.
One refugee, a writer from Syria, explains his worries about the incoming Austrian government.
By BEN LYNFIELD
Owning objects or making statements that glorify Nazism is illegal in Austria, where Hitler was born and which was annexed into his Third Reich.
“Austria has a special historical responsibility never to forget the terrible crimes of the Holocaust and is committed to the security of Israel and its citizens,” Kurz wrote in his post.
By HERB KEINON
The Austrian Freedom Party, now part of Austria's governing coalition, was founded by a former SS officer in 1956.
By LAHAV HARKOV
Austria, Kurz said, has taken a long time to be “open and honest” about its past, and the country was “not only a victim but also a perpetrator.”
Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg accused the Likud of "dangerously flirting with the worst of the antisemites."
By GIL HOFFMAN
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