Austria Freedom Party

Far-right Austrian leader calls for ban on ritual slaughter

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.

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."

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.


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.


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.

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.”


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.

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.

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