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  • U.S.: Agreement in areas in Iran talks

    February 21, 2014 | 10:55 am

    Areas of agreement have emerged between Iran and the major powers in nuclear talks, a top administration official said, and the United States will keep Israel in the loop.

    The official, speaking Thursday to reporters in Vienna after the latest round of talks, said the...

  • World powers and Iran make ‘good start’ towards nuclear deal

    February 20, 2014 | 10:45 am

    Six world powers and Iran made a "good start" in talks in Vienna towards reaching a final settlement in the decade-old stand-off over Tehran's nuclear program, but conceded their plan to get a deal in the coming months was very ambitious.

    By late July, Western governments hope to...

  • Austria honors Bikel

    By Tom Tugend

    November 7, 2013 | 4:35 pm

    Theodore Meir Bikel and his parents peeked through the drawn curtains of their Vienna apartment watching the street below, where Adolf Hitler, standing in his limousine, slowly rolled by, cheered on by frenzied crowds.

    It was March 15, 1938, and Hitler formally announced that...

  • Anne Frank figure joins Madame Tussauds gallery in Vienna

    September 3, 2013 | 9:26 am

    A life-size wax figure of Holocaust diarist Anne Frank has gone on display at Madame Tussauds in Vienna.

    The display shows Anne writing in her diary at a desk in the attic of the house in Amsterdam where the teenager’s family hid from the Nazis. The diary was discovered after the...

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  • Ancient Jewish gravestones unearthed at Vienna cemetery

    July 10, 2013 | 4:15 pm

    Jewish gravestones unearthed at a small cemetery in Vienna were hailed on Wednesday as historically important cultural treasures that could rival the famed Jewish cemetery in Prague.

    Restoration work at the 16th century Seegasse cemetery has discovered 20 gravestones that are...

  • Vienna Archbishop opposes recognizing Jewish, Muslim holidays

    April 4, 2013 | 6:08 am

    The Archbishop of Vienna has advised Austria’s government not to add Jewish and Muslim dates to the list of national holidays.

    “Both the Jewish and the Muslim community are not big enough in Austria that their holidays should be holidays for the entire population,” Cardinal...

  • Vienna Philharmonic acknowledges honoring Nazi war criminal

    March 11, 2013 | 6:37 am

    The famed Vienna Philharmonic has acknowledged that many of its musicians were Nazi party members during Hitler's rule and that its director may have delivered a prestigious orchestra award to a Nazi war criminal two decades after the end of World War Two.

    The orchestra, which...

  • Protesters reportedly chant ‘kill the Jews’ in central Vienna

    December 3, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Protesters in Vienna reportedly called out “death to the Jews” at a demonstration near the Austrian chancellor’s office.

    About 400 people participated in the demonstration on Nov. 30, according to reports by the Coordination Forum for Countering Anti-Semitism, an international...

  • Vienna street named for anti-Semitic mayor renamed

    July 6, 2012 | 10:23 am

    Vienna city councilors removed the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.

    City Councilor Andreas Mailath Pokorny on Wednesday formally exchanged the street sign “Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring” for one named...

  • Vienna removes anti-Semitic mayor’s street name

    April 20, 2012 | 11:28 am

    Vienna is removing the name of a notoriously anti-Semitic mayor from a section of the elegant Ring boulevard that encircles the heart of the city.

    A city official announced Thursday that the section now known as Dr. Karl-Lueger-Ring, will be renamed Universitaetsring (University...

  • Austria rightist leader slammed over ‘Jews’ remark

    January 31, 2012 | 12:30 pm

    Austria’s Jewish community accused the country’s leading far-right politician on Monday of a “monstrous provocation” for what a newspaper said were comments likening anti-fascist protests to the persecution of Jews during the Holocaust.

    Rival politicians also attacked...

  • Austrian politician slammed for comparing protests to Kristallnacht

    January 31, 2012 | 10:57 am

    The leader of an Austrian far-right political party was condemned for comparing protests by students in Vienna with the Nazi persecution of Jews during Kristallnacht.

    The Anti-Defamation League on Monday slammed the comments made Jan. 27 by Austrian Freedom Party leader...

  • Barak predicts fall of ayatollahs

    December 12, 2011 | 10:47 am

    Iran’s clerical regime is waning but would be boosted by gaining nuclear weapons, Israeli Defense Minister Ehud Barak said.

    Addressing a Vienna conference Sunday, Barak repeated calls for world powers to crack down on Iran’s nuclear program with “paralyzing” sanctions.

    “This regime...

  • The genesis of psychoanalysis [VIDEO]

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    November 23, 2011 | 12:37 pm

    How the brilliant, disturbed Sabina Spielrein influenced Freud and Jung

    It is the summer of 1912 in “A Dangerous Method” — a film whose storyline is drawn from real-life events — and Sabina Spielrein (Keira Knightley), a young Russian-Jewish psychoanalyst, is discussing with...

  • Arabs, Israel to attend nuclear talks, Iran uncertain

    November 16, 2011 | 6:07 pm

    Arab states and Israel plan to attend a rare round of talks next week on efforts to free the world of nuclear weapons but Iran has yet to say whether it will take part, diplomats said on Wednesday.

    The November 21-22 forum, hosted by the International Atomic Energy Agency in Vienna,...

  • Bachelor Pad:  Melissa Needs a Bunny & a Stove, Not a Rose

    By Ilana Angel

    August 30, 2011 | 1:32 am

    It’s Monday night and that means it’s Bachelor Pad night.  Let the blogging begin!  We start off with Jake getting the boot, which we knew was coming, but still, you have to wonder how dumb these people are that they do not vote off Casey and Vienna.  The power couples always...

  • Bachelor Pad: Casey Sings, Melissa Implodes & Jake Makes Out With a Girl!

    By Ilana Angel

    August 23, 2011 | 1:53 am

    I love this show.  Love it.  Love.  Love this show.  Seriously. Love it.  This week was brilliant.  We start off with everyone talking about Melissa and the fact that she is insane.  This is a woman who is unstable and needs to be medicated.  She looks like a meth addict, has...

  • At Maccabi Games in Vienna, symbolism—and girls

    July 11, 2011 | 3:32 pm

    The symbolism was unmistakable.

    Four thousand Jews stood just a few hundred yards away from the spot where a quarter-million Austrians cheered Adolf Hitler in March 1938 as he announced Nazi Germany’s annexation of Austria.

    This time, however, the Jews had come to celebrate, as...

  • For native Austrians, a symbolic swim ‘to show the Nazis’

    July 11, 2011 | 2:18 pm

    When he come to the 13th European Maccabi Games in Vienna, John Benfield didn’t return to his native Austria for any medals.

    “I’m not a competitive swimmer,” said Benfield, 80, of Los Angeles. “But when I heard that the European Maccabi Games were being held in Vienna, I knew it was...

  • European Maccabi Games open in Vienna

    July 7, 2011 | 10:30 am

    Austria’s President Heinz Fischer formally opened the 13th European Maccabi Games at the biggest Jewish gathering in Vienna since the Holocaust.

    As many as 5,000 people attended Wednesday’s three-hour opening ceremony, a mixture of speeches and spectacle that was held outside City...

  • Leopold settles with heir over Schiele painting

    May 12, 2011 | 2:35 pm

    The Leopold Museum has agreed to settle with one of the heirs of an Austrian Jewish art collector for her share in a valuable painting.

    The museum based in Vienna will pay $5 million to the granddaughter of Austrian Jewish art collector Jenny Steiner for her share in the 1914...

  • Two Nazi-looted paintings restituted to Vienna family

    April 6, 2011 | 12:14 pm

    Two paintings confiscated by the Nazis from a Jewish family in Vienna have been returned to its heirs following two years of negotiations.

    The London-based Commission for Looted Art in Europe announced Wednesday that a work by Carl Christian Vogel von Vogelstein (1788-1868) was...

  • Jewish museum officials decry Vienna exhibit destruction

    February 9, 2011 | 2:14 pm

    Directors of Jewish museums and educational institutes in Europe have written an open letter condemning the destruction of a 16-year-old exhibit at the Jewish Museum of Vienna.

    The exhibit, based on holograms, was removed recently to make way for a new exhibit due to open next...

  • Vienna Jews sue over Turkish film

    February 2, 2011 | 4:10 pm

    Vienna’s Jewish community has sued a cinema chain and a film distributor over a newly released Turkish film it calls anti-Semitic.

    The suit was filed Tuesday, several days after the release of “Valley of the Wolves-Palestine” in Austria and Germany.

    The film, accused of using...

  • In saving Jewish remnants in Galicia, an effort to enlist Ukrainians

    December 20, 2010 | 1:27 pm

    On a sloping green hill tucked between small farmsteads, the mottled graves of Jews buried here since the 1600s rise up like a forgotten forest.

    Trudging through the mud between the tilted stones, their chiseled Hebrew lettering and renderings of menorahs sometimes barely visible,...

  • History of Hollywood Jews to show in Vienna

    By Danielle Berrin

    December 15, 2010 | 10:05 am

    Werner Hanak-Lettner, a curator for the Jüdisches Museum Wien (the Jewish Museum Vienna) has lately been asking a lot of people the question, “Does Hollywood feel like a Jewish place?”

    The simple answer could be “not really.” But according to Hanak-Lettner, who is...

  • Viennese Jews facing harassment over flotilla

    June 17, 2010 | 10:12 am

    Jews in Vienna reportedly have been facing almost daily harassment since Israel’s deadly interception of a Gaza-bound flotilla.

    Ariel Muzicant, president of the Viennese Jewish community, told the Austrian national public broadcaster ORF that members of the Jewish community have...

  • Groups protest Iran FM’s Vienna visit

    April 22, 2010 | 11:26 am

    As Iran began a massive military exercise in the Persian Gulf, Jewish groups protested the impending visit of Iran’s foreign minister to Vienna.

    Manoucher Mottaki is scheduled to travel to Vienna on Sunday, where he will be hosted by his Austrian counterpart, Michael Spindelegger.

    ...
  • Tommywood - A Graham of Rock

    By Tom Teicholz

    May 4, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Here's a strange coincidence: Both my doctor and my rabbi share the same leisure pursuit: They are passionate about attending rock concerts. U2, The Stones, Bob Dylan, Bruce Springsteen -- If they perform, my good doctors of the body and the soul will attend. They both say it's their...

  • Vienna Glories in Past and Present

    By Carvin Knowles

    January 19, 2006 | 7:00 pm

    Sixty years after the end of World War II, Vienna has reclaimed its roots as a city of culture. Not the culture of stoic monuments to faded glory or landmarks illuminated by historical plaques, but in a living, breathing, heart-still-pumping way. Grand-yet-graceful music, art and...

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