Israel to maintain ties with Austria’s far-right FPO

A demonstrator holds a candle with a picture of FPO head Heinz-Christian Strache in a protest demanding no government participation for the far right in Vienna, Austria [File: Leonhard Foeger/Reuters] Critics have blasted Israel‘s plans to maintain ties with Austria‘s new right-wing Austrian coalition , which features a far-right party with Nazi roots. Although Israeli officials promised to limit contact with ministers of the Freedom Party of Austria , rights groups fear any involvement at all with the far-right populist outfit that advocates anti-Muslim, anti-refugee, anti-immigration and Eurosceptic policies could normalise xenophobia.

Original published: 2017-12-22 16:30:31 Read the full Vienna News here

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