Austria Cancels Event at Which BDS Activist was to Represent Holocaust Survivors

The Times of Israel reports: An event including Holocaust survivor Hedy Epstein, a Jewish pro-Palestinian activist who has likened Israel to Nazi Germany, was canceled by the Austrian Parliament two day after invitations were sent out.

A spokeswoman for the president of the Austrian Parliament told the Jerusalem Post on Sunday that the March 8 event to honor women survivors of the Holocaust was off but did not specifically mention Epstein, who is in her early 90s.

“In consideration for the concerns against some of the participants, the Austrian Parliament has canceled the event ‘In Grandmother’s Words: The Fate of Women in the Second World War,’” the spokesman, Marianne Lackner, told the Post.

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