Statement by Austrian delegation on antisemitic attack in Graz

"We are shocked and saddened to hear of the violent attack on Jewish community leader Elie Rosen in Graz this weekend,” say co-heads of the Austrian delegation to the IHRA, Thomas Michael Baier and Hannah Lessing. “These antisemitic attacks must be condemned in the strongest terms.

This latest manifestation of hate is indicative of a worrying increase in extremist antisemitic incidents in IHRA Member Countries. These frightening developments compel us to act, to work towards a holistic strategy to prevent and fight all forms of antisemitism, racism, xenophobia, radicalization and violent extremism."