Christian Kern (4 January, 1966) is the incumbent Chancellor of Austria and chairman of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ). Kern was sworn in as Chancellor of Austria on 17 May 2016, vowing to continue the "Grand coalition" with Austrian People's Party (ÖVP). Kern's current wife Eveline Steinberger-Kern works for Blue Minds Israel Ltd.
Chancellor Kern regulary brings in political adviser Tal Silberstein from Israel for consulting on political issues. During the 2016 Austrian presidential election Kern forwarded Silberstein's election research to Green Party candidate Alexander van der Bellen, who ended up winning the election.
When the Austrian Federal Railways (ÖBB) organized an exhibition to 'come to terms with it's brown past' [referring to the National Socialist era], Kern said that discussion of the topic is not over yet and he can imagine future initiatives.
For his extraordinary engagement accounting for [Austrian Federal Railways'] past, in June 2013 the Vienna Israelite Community awarded Kern the Marietta and Friedrich Torberg Medal.
Kern is on the Board of Trustees of Lambda, an organization dedicated to "marriage equality" for homosexuals.
Kern and the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ) have been accused of conducting background checks on Austrian People's Party (ÖVP) politician Sebastian Kurz. With the help of 'spin doctor' Tal Silberstein they investigated Kurz's youth. Allegedly this was done to find disparaging information.
[...] Austria to adopt the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance’s working definition of antisemitism [...] Austrian Foreign Minister Sebastian Kurz tweeted on Tuesday that the Austrian Council of Ministers had decided to take on the definition, adding that the move sent an important signal and was crucial “in order to identify and combat antisemitism more easily with a universally valid definition.” [...] Kurz’s announcement follows Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern’s first visit to Israel this week, during which he participated in the state Holocaust Remembrance Day events and said, “We will not rest in the fight against antisemitism.”
Israeli police arrested the election campaign advisor of the Austrian Chancellor Christian Kern. [...] Tal Silberstein was arrested together with the Israeli billionaire Beny Steinmetz and three other businessmen. According to the report the allegations include money laundering, bribery and counterfeiting. Specifically, the allegations are related to the President of Guinea, from whom Steinmetz and Silberstein received a billion-dollar diamond mine.
✡ Tal Silberstein (Business)
Sabine Oberhauser (Politics)
✡ Stan Greenberg (Business)
Eveline Steinberger-Kern (Personal)
✡ Gabriel Lansky (Business)
Alexander Van der Bellen (Politics)
Sozialdemokratische Partei Österreichs (SPÖ) ⁕ (Politics)
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