Dear Readers,

With this issue of Jewish News from Austria, we are happy to provide you with a broad selection of articles which have appeared in the Austrian media in the course of the last five months.

Last month the Jewish Community Vienna held its elections, resulting in the re-election of current IKG President, Ariel Muzicant, and his "Atid" party.  We bring articles on the elections and other news related to the Jewish Community Vienna. Other topics include recent cultural events, restitution-related questions and Federal Chancellor Gusenbauer's visit to Israel in September.

With my best wishes for a prosperous New Year,

Yours sincerely,

Wolfgang Renezeder
Director of the Press & Information Service
Embassy of Austria

1.    Recent Events and Cultural News
•    Muzicant Wins the Elections Without a New Opposition (Die Presse 12/10/2007)
•    Keyword: Jewish Community Vienna (Austrian Press Agency (APA) 11/19/2007)
•    “Jewish Community to Double in Size” (Die Presse 11/06/2007)
•    Foundation Stone Is Laid for the IKG’S Maimonides Center (Austrian Press Agency 11/05/07)
•    “Linz09” to Include an International Conference in Castle Hartheim (Austrian Press Agency 11/30/2007)
•    New Commemorative Plaque at Mauthausen’s Railway Station In Remembrance of NS Victims (Austrian Press Agency 11/20/2007)
•    “Simon, Darling, Take Good Care of Yourself” (Profil 08/06/2007)
•    Swedish Queen Silvia Opens an Exhibition On Josef Frank (Austrian Press Agency 11/22/2007)
•    Between Hammer and Anvil (Profil 10/22/2007)
•    Witnesses Against Forgetting (Der Standard 8/11/2007)
•    An Impressive Opening of the Korngold Exhibition (APA 11/28/2007)

2.    Awards/Publications
•    Brandsteidl Confers the Fred Schneider Award (Austrian Press Agency 8/31/2007)
•    Presentation of a New Book “1938: Address Servitengasse” (OTS 12/04/2007)

3.    Restitution
•    City of Krems Restituted Two Paintings (Austrian Press Agency 10/10/2007)
•    Gold and Silver (Profil 9/03/2007)

4.    Austrian – Israeli Relations
•    Chancellor Gusenbaur Paid Visit to Israel and Palestinian Regions (Austrian Federal Chancellery 09/17/2007)
•    Gusenbauer Honored by Israeli Private University (Austrian Press Agency 09/07/2007)
•    Israel and Upper Austria plan culture and science transfer (Austrian Federal Chancellery 12/03/2007)