Israel to boycott Austria's new far-right cabinet
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Israel to boycott Austria's new far-right cabinet

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who also holds the foreign affairs portfolio, said Monday that Israel will boycott Austria's far-right ministers, instructing Israeli ministers to work only with lower-ranking officials. Seeking to cool ties with the Austrian government were officials at the Foreign Ministry, while officials at the Prime Minister's Office were inclined to accept statements by the far-right Freedom Party that it has broken with its anti-Semitic roots, political sources said. The new Austrian government took office Monday following two months of negotiations between Sebastian Kurz, the new chancellor and head of the center-right People’s Party, and Heinz-Christian Strache, whose Freedom Party came in third in the October election after the People’s Party and Social Democrats.


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