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Germany restitutes medieval painting stolen by Nazis to rightful heirs

A painting depicting St. Florian of Lorch, also known as the patron saint of Linz, Austria, was restituted to the heirs of A.S. Drey, a Jewish art dealership that operated in Munich and New York.

Antisemitism incidents in Austria hit record high in 2020 - report

Protests against coronavirus restrictions helped fuel the rise.

By REUTERS
26/04/2021

Isabel Frey is a 26-year-old Yiddish singer and Austrian politician

Frey, 26, grew up in Vienna’s 6th District, near the city’s center, and was part of the socialist Hashomer Hatzair Zionist youth movement.

By JOE BAUR/JTA
22/04/2021

Austria police files charges vs. Jewish students for anti-BDS protest

Vienna’s police have faced criticism over the years for targeting pro-Israel activists.

Posters saying, "Don't let Nazis rule" during a protest in Vienna, 2018

Vienna threatens suit against Rothschild who said city extends Nazi theft

After the Nazi takeover of Austria in 1938, the Jewish Rothschilds were expelled, their property seized and the foundation dissolved.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/03/2021

Rivlin to Austrian counterpart: Israel needs help to combat Iranian threat

Van der Bellen wrote on his Facebook: “Welcome – baruch haba! It’s a visit from a good friend and a sign of strong relations between Israel and Austria."

In Austrian antisemitism study, 31% of respondents made biased statements

The findings of the government-funded surveys showed a significantly higher prevalence of antisemitism than previous polling by the Anti-Defamation League.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
16/03/2021

IDF chief Kochavi to lobby European leaders against Iran deal, Hezbollah

IDF senior sources said that Kochavi intends to discuss with the European leaders security-related issues with an emphasis on Iran, Lebanon and ICC probe.

14/03/2021
A healthcare worker hands over doses of the Pfizer-BioNTech COVID-19 vaccine to a doctor at Messe Wi

Austria suspends AstraZeneca COVID-19 vaccine batch after death

One 49-year-old woman died as a result of severe coagulation disorders, while a 35-year-old woman developed a pulmonary embolism and is recovering.

By REUTERS
07/03/2021
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu meeting with Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz and Danish Prime M

Israel, Austria, Denmark launch joint vaccine initiative

Kurz: World looks at Israel with admiration as first country vaccinating its population.

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