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Amid rising anti-Semitism in Europe, are Jews now safer in the East than the West?
A comprehensive survey conducted by CNN found alarming levels of anti-Semitic attitudes among Europeans, with statistics on anti-Semitic acts across Europe “mind-boggling.”
Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz stakes staunchly pro-Israel position at Vienna conference
“Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism are getting blurred, but they are two sides of the same coin,” said the Austrian leader, noting his country’s laden past regarding European Jewry. “We can’t undo history, but we can do justice to our history.”
Netanyahu to visit Austria for anti-Semitism conference
Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu will travel to Vienna for meetings and to attend a conference on anti-Semitism, the first visit by an Israeli premier to the country in more than 20 years.
Relations between Israel, Austria are expected to thaw
Israel is boycotting ministers from Austria’s far-right Freedom Party over its anti-Semitic past. Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz is taking steps to conciliate Israel; a presidential visit a few months from now could lead to normalized bilateral ties.
Is Israel rejecting right-wing European support it can ill afford to lose?
Many in Israel are against dealing with Europe’s right-wing parties, arguing that they haven’t really abandoned their anti-Semitic past, and that Israel’s acceptance will only legitimize them.
Iran leader visits Austria, chancellor calls Tehran’s anti-Israel rhetoric ‘unacceptable’
“In this memorial year in which we are particularly aware of our historic responsibility, I want to clearly emphasize that we condemn in the strongest possible terms any form of anti-Semitism and any downplaying or even denial of the Holocaust,” said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz.
In Jerusalem, Austria’s Kurz says it took his country too long to own up to Holocaust
“We’ve realized that Austria was not only a victim, but a perpetrator,” said Austrian Chancellor Sebastian Kurz in Israel. • “To remember means also to admit the truth.”
Austria boots out dozens of Islamic imams, mosques to stem radicalization
The decision was made after children were photographed at a Turkish-funded mosque playing dead, saluting Turkish flags and re-enacting the Battle of Gallipoli, the only major battle won by the Ottoman Empire in World War I.
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A historic step in Austria?
For all their shortcomings, parties focused on immigration and Islamization are key to Europe remaining part of Western civilization.