Heinz Fischer (born 9 October 1938 in Graz, Styria) is a former Austrian politician. He took office as President of Austria on 8 July 2004 and was re-elected for a second and last term on 25 April 2010, leaving office on 8 July 2016. Fischer previously served as minister of science from 1983 to 1987 and as president of the National Council of Austria from 1990 to 2002. A member of the Social Democratic Party of Austria (SPÖ), he suspended his party membership for the duration of his presidency.
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In 1963, at the age of 25, Fischer spent a year volunteering at Kibbutz Sarid, northern Israel.
Quote: "That is to say, we are already quite far in the sense that the terrible suffering of the Jewish people in the 20th century, the Shoah, is undisputed, the existence of Israel in the 1967 borders is acceptable to the Arab states [...]"
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