|Rabbi Michael Melchior:
Einigkeit gegen Rechtspopulismus
MINISTER MELCHIOR CONDEMNS INCLUSION OF HAIDER'S PARTY IN AUSTRIAN
(Communicated by Melchior / Office)
Jerusalem, 3 February 2000 - Minister for Israeli Society and
World Jewish Communities Rabbi Michael Melchior yesterday (Wednesday),
2.2.2000, said that unlike other European nations, Austrians have never
dealt with their past and, consequently we are witnessing the inclusion
of a Nazi party in the Austrian government.
Minister Melchior called on all the democratic nations in Europe to
unite against the Nazis, adding that the recently-concluded
Stockholm Conference proved that, united, it is possible to fight
phenomena such as Joerg Haider's Freedom Party.
Minister Melchior appeals to democratic forces in Austria to
prevent the unacceptable inclusion of Haider's party in the
coalition, which would be a terrible stain on its conscience.
"Haider must not be allowed any influence in Austria," the Minister