>Israel’s Response to the Austrian Elections

(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
4 October 1999

Israel views with great concern the results of the elections in Austria that show the strengthening of the radical Right. Israel is following how Austria is dealing with its past during Second World War and the Holocaust. This history makes the election results especially disappointing. Israel hopes that the new government will be based on the enlightened democratic parties and not on radical elements that raise bitter memories.