AUSTRIA - Communist Party Rejects Boycott of Jews

Arno Froese

“Israel’s right to exist is inviolable for the KPÖ [Communist Party of Austria]. A boycott of Israeli goods—as demanded by the BDS campaign—recalls, against the background of German-Austrian history, the disgusting ‘do not buy from Jews’ propaganda of the Nazis… [and] is deeply rejected,” wrote the Austrian communist party for the state Styria.

The Communist Party of Austria has its origins in the establishment of the Communist Party of Germany-Austria in 1918. The Austrian Fatherland Front and Nazis banned the communist party between 1933-1945. The KPÖ supported the founding of Israel in 1948 but turned anti-Israel after it defeated Arab armies in the 1967 Six Day War., 9 November 2021

Arno's Commentary

The rejection of the boycott of Israeli goods by the Communist Party of Austria came as a surprise to many.

While communism is associated with the statement by former President Reagan, “The Evil Empire,” it is of interest that the communist Soviet Union was first to recognize the State of Israel. That was on 17 May 1948, followed by Nicaragua, Czechoslovakia, Yugoslavia, and Poland. The United States extended recognition to the State of Israel after the first Israeli election on 24 January 1949. 

This is not a surprise, because the overwhelming majority of the signatories of the Declaration of Independence of Israel were communist-educated and originated from the former Soviet Union.

Here again we see the mixture between the various political ideologies. Austria can be considered a social-capitalist country, while China practices a communist-social-capitalist ideology—and that rather successfully.

What is the future? All will become one, because Bible prophecy will and must be fulfilled. “All that dwell upon the earth shall worship him”—that is, Antichrist.

Arno Froese is the executive director of Midnight Call Ministries and editor-in-chief of the acclaimed prophetic magazines Midnight Call and News From Israel. He has authored a number of well-received books, and has sponsored many prophecy conferences in the U.S., Canada, and Israel. His extensive travels have contributed to his keen insight into Bible prophecy, as he sees it from an international perspective.

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