Parliament remembers the victims of National Socialism

Today, high-ranking representatives of the republic commemorated the victims of National Socialism on the occasion of the Day of Remembrance Against Violence and Racism.

In his opening speech to parliament, National Council President Wolfgang Sobotka (ÖVP) called for unconditional solidarity with Israel and criticized the EU for not sufficiently condemning the terrorist organization Hamas in the Middle East conflict.

Sobotka began to talk about the history of Austria. In the 1920s and 1930s, German eugenics led to the repression of Jews, and today it is “postmodernism”, “Israel is condemned as an apartheid state”, which leads to attacks on the Jewish community.

Long known as the “mask of right-wing extremism,” the attack on Israel by the radical Islamist Hamas has led to overt anti-Semitism and Zionism on the left. Sobotka reiterated that Austria had “immigrated from Islamic countries and imported anti-Semitism”.

Many forms of anti-Semitism

Anti-Semitism researcher Monika Schwarz-Friesel adds “centrist Feuilleton anti-Semitism” to the three “currents” mentioned by Sopotka: “left-wing, right-wing and Muslim anti-Semitism” and “anti-Semitism”. He always appeared educated and morally superior.”

On October 7th, the Restoration force attacked Jews everywhere, not just in Israel. Schwarz-Friesel said the current hatred of Israel is not based on the Middle East conflict, but has its origins in “old anti-Semitism.”

“Since its founding, the Jewish state has been hated because it exists, not because it does anything,” the researcher said at the end of his speech, for which he received a standing ovation.

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