Comments on: Austrian far-right leader isolated over Israel stance http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/20/austrian-far-right-leader-isolated-over-israel-stance/ Beyond the World news headlines Wed, 16 Nov 2016 20:09:42 +0000 hourly 1 http://wordpress.org/?v=4.2.5 By: Judah http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/20/austrian-far-right-leader-isolated-over-israel-stance/comment-page-1/#comment-8705 Tue, 26 May 2009 12:07:46 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3780#comment-8705 I lived in Austria for two years (I am an American) and I even volunteered for the Austrian Peoples Party. I was very active in Austrian politics. Although I don’t agree with the message of the FPOe or (to a lesser extent) the BZOe, they did receive the support of around 30% of the population in the last general election. They’re presence must be noticed. In order for them to be marginalized the OeVP (Austrian Peoples Party) must move away from the extreme center and become the center-right party it claims to be. Only when there is a more moderate place holder for the right in Austria will the far-right be put down.

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By: Baltazar http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/20/austrian-far-right-leader-isolated-over-israel-stance/comment-page-1/#comment-8434 Thu, 21 May 2009 17:22:34 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3780#comment-8434 I do not quite get it. Mr. Fayman may object to Strahe’s style (although words are more important),but certainly, Strache is not the first or the only one who is objecting to “Israel and other ethnicities”. Not that that is the most important, to begin with.If Austria in general is not enamoured by far right, and only “senior figures from accross Austria’s political spectrum” are condemning Strahe’s rude words against Israel and Turkey, how come, then, that Mr.Heider who exuded much more directly expressed hate of almost anything “not Austrian”, got such a wide following, not to mention the most elaborate state funeral that I have ever seen; the politicians, the Church, the young and the old in their full splendor, flowers and candles and all the paraphernalia of the pomp. Why such a big deal about Strache, then.

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By: James Boyle http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/20/austrian-far-right-leader-isolated-over-israel-stance/comment-page-1/#comment-8416 Thu, 21 May 2009 13:02:54 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3780#comment-8416 Austria given its Nazi past has a special responsibility to assure all its residents that it not going going down that road again. Sadly, however, no politicians, media, clergy etc are reassuring the foreigners of non-European origin that such a situation not not arise once again.Strache is vocal because the others are silent.He is proactive and other are reactive.Many foreign staff attached to UN and other international organizations in Vienna are worried about the rise of the far right but one one is listening to them. Given the economic situation foreigners are seen as the scapegoats and the police are the most racist.

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By: Maria http://blogs.reuters.com/global/2009/05/20/austrian-far-right-leader-isolated-over-israel-stance/comment-page-1/#comment-8375 Wed, 20 May 2009 22:00:40 +0000 http://blogs.reuters.com/global/?p=3780#comment-8375 It is a shame for Austria population to have a far right candidate that try to manipulate and not respect the population of Austria as a country, also to use antisemitism and discrimination as a tool to gain popularity.He is puting down the inner values of Austria’s population, worse and more affected after the WWII role.More puting a shadow in the EU elctions. With these kind of opportunism the population of the other countries belonging to EU are for sure not trusting the leadership an EU role and less the future election . Must be a clean of the house and policy inside EU and not let use kind of proselitism and not let any candidate the use of the democratic way of opinion like the right to vote as a tool to manipulate and non respect the Austria population in this case and in consequence the rest of European population.In name of FREEDOM right radicalism in Austria can start dividing and confusing the youth and manipulating old fears still in the air of the past WWII and cold war.The only good thing of these is that now in the global era this kind of attitudes can be inmediately pointed out and resolved , there is no excuse now , technology and dialogue allows to fix dialogue and eliminate shadows and manipulation….the only condition maybe be to be direct to the point in dialogue.No middle words.

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