Monday, 5 December 2016

Jewish leaders in Europe have expressed relief that Austrian voters have rejected a far-right politician as president in Sunday's election. 
With 53.3 per cent of the vote, Alexander Van der Bellen - former spokesperson for Austria's Green Party - pulled off a significant win against far-right candidate Norbert Hofer of the Freedom Party who at last count had polled 46.7 per cent. 
Reacting to the news, Moshe Kantor, President of the Brussels-based European Jewish Congress, said he was looking forward to working with Mr Van der Bellen. He joined others in "breathing a sigh of relief that the first openly racist and xenophobic head of state was not elected on our continent.” 
Mr Kantor said it would have been a disaster for Austria and Europe had Mr Hofer won, because it "might have given a strong tailwind for other similar extremists, like the National Front leader Marine Le Pen." 
The Conference of European Rabbis, headed by Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt of Moscow, said they were "delighted" with Mr Hofer's defeat and hoped the results "will strengthen political forces in Europe which are committed to combat racism, antisemitism and xenophobia." 
Austria's Jewish leaders had expressed concern about a possible Hofer presidency. Oskar Deutsch, head of the community, recently endorsed Mr Van der Bellen, despite the fact that some Austrian Jews reject the Green Party's stand on the Middle East conflict. He insisted Mr Van der Bellen was clearly the preferred candidate. 
The presidential post is mostly ceremonial, but a right-populist victory in Austria could have fed into what some pundits see as a growing tendency of right-populist parties across Europe to join forces. 
Austria's official Jewish community numbers some 8,000, but there may be up to twice that number unofficially. About 2,000 Jews in Austria come from the former Soviet bloc states of Bukhara and Georgia.
For the first time in history the Israelite religious community saw itself impelled to express a clear recommendation on how to vote. "Van der Bellen is not the lesser evil, he is the most appropriate candidate and for many years has been a friend of the Jewish community and Israel," explained community community leader Deutsch last week.


  1. En realidad es más acertado decir determinadas gentes : los sionistas ( La Masonería ), para el término de judío.

    No obstante, es un gesto que está fuera de lugar, y altamente sospechoso, porque éstos comicios ( elecciones ) vienen precedidas de una alarmante anomalía y además de otra fenomenología de fomento de la ilegalidad ( inmigración masiva descontrolada ). Incluso es un gesto poco inteligente, ya que dicha organización simpatiza o es vinculante con las ideas políticas negligentes ( intrusión, invasión ) y el respeto a la leyes vigentes en las respectivas naciones occidentales.

    Disfruto, en un aspecto personal, de esos errores más propios de gente arrogante y de pensamientos fáciles. Porque demuestra la debilidad de La Masonería, es batible ; se puede vencer.

  2. If you search hard enough, you may find that Bellen has jewish roots; the storyline re the family's position in tsarist and bolshevik russia is very flimsy and the 'flight' to Estonia, and then the presentation of a title supposedly from the family's dutch roots would suggest it. Also, the listing of the votes in Vienna alone showed that presumably each district (bezirk) had shown a slight increase in votes for Bellen, not enough to draw too much attention but just enough to supposedly tip the scales and the postal ballots are not yet counted. Whatever the outcome, Austria is a divided country with a vote supposedly so close and that will not augur well for any concerted stand against its demographic genocide (Austria and Sweden are the two countries which have taken in the most invaders in proportion to their native populations. They are on target for subjugation by the eu.

  3. Moshe Kantor, President of the Brussels-based European Jewish Congress:

    "...our continent"