Austria Freedom Party

A Jewish man looks at meat at Palestinian butcher's shop in Hebron, in West Bank, 2018.
Austrian state mulls limiting kosher meat sale to registered Jews

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."

By JTA
18/07/2018
Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz visits Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum
Austrian chancellor to visit Israel despite coalition partner's Nazi past

“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.

06/05/2018
Nazi camp survivors, Austrian far-right party clash

Though representatives of camp survivors stated it would be "a renewed humiliation" to have members of the party there, the FPO insisted that it has denounced its Nazi roots.

By REUTERS
30/04/2018
Israel renegotiates ties with Austria over party with Nazi roots

The Austrian Freedom Party, now part of Austria's governing coalition, was founded by a former SS officer in 1956.

Austria's government aims to ban headscarves in kindergarten

If any such plan became law it would apply to girls of up to around the age of 10 years.

By REUTERS
04/04/2018
Austria's Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz visits Yad Vashem's Holocaust History Museum
Netanyahu praises Austrian chancellor for Holocaust remembrance steps

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.”

15/03/2018
Austria remembers Anschluss, with far right now in power

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.

By REUTERS
12/03/2018
Head of Austrian Freedom Party (FPO) Heinz-Christian Strache addresses a news conference in Vienna.
Jewish leader attacks Austrian far right as antisemitism increases

The FPO, which was founded by ex-Nazis in the 1950s, came third in last year's parliamentary election.

By REUTERS
15/02/2018
Austrian Freedom Party leader: Zero tolerance for neo-Nazis

Meretz MK Tamar Zandberg accused the Likud of "dangerously flirting with the worst of the antisemites."

13/02/2018
Austrian Freedom Party politician resigns over neo-Nazi scandal

The FPO, which says it abandoned Nazi ideology espoused by its founders in the 1950s, entered government last month as a junior partner of Sebastian Kurz's conservatives.

By REUTERS
01/02/2018
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