Belgian man sentenced to 2 years in prison for emailing death threats to Jewish lawmaker

Belgian man sentenced to 2 years in prison for emailing death threats to Jewish lawmaker

A criminal court in Brussels sentenced a man to two years in prison for emailing death threats to a Jewish city alderman.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/25/2020, 8:21 AM
Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

Rabbi Pinchas Goldschmidt: 'Jewish communities cannot rely on import of kosher meat'

Failure to overturn ban ritual slaughter sends message that Jews are not welcome, leading European rabbi says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/22/2020, 6:03 PM
Belgian television series claims Israel 'massacred Palestinians' when Israel was founded

Belgian television series claims Israel 'massacred Palestinians' when Israel was founded

Belgian Holocaust series claims Jews ‘massacred’ and ‘systematically’ displaced Palestinians, ignores historic truths.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/13/2020, 9:08 PM
Belgium plans to end army protection for Antwerp synagogues

Belgium plans to end army protection for Antwerp synagogues

'The Jewish community needs more, not less protection,' Flemish Jewish organization says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/23/2020, 8:43 PM
How can you explain Western  Europe's suicide regarding COVID-19?

How can you explain Western Europe's suicide regarding COVID-19?

What is the explanation behind the Western European disaster in the management of Covid-19, as compared to Eastern Europe and Israel? Op-ed.Giulio Meotti, Italy, 5/19/2020, 12:34 PM
Belgian police charge 3 for commemorating Holocaust in violation of coronavirus rules

Belgian police charge 3 for commemorating Holocaust in violation of coronavirus rules

'This was not an illegal party, participants followed social distancing guidelines,' city councilman says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 4/28/2020, 8:10 AM
European Commission blasts anti-Semitic Belgian parade

European Commission blasts anti-Semitic Belgian parade

European Commission says anti-Semitic floats at Aalst parade are "incompatible" with EU values.Elad Benari, 2/25/2020, 1:11 AM
Carnival anti-Semitism 'reminder of Europe's darker moments,' Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt says

Carnival anti-Semitism 'reminder of Europe's darker moments,' Chief Rabbi Goldschmidt says

'Anti-Semitic tropes at Aalst carnival contribute to anti-Semitism in Europe,' Conference of European Rabbis leader says.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/24/2020, 12:07 PM
Anti-Semitic Belgian carnival goes ahead despite calls for it to be cancelled

Anti-Semitic Belgian carnival goes ahead despite calls for it to be cancelled

Parade in Aalst once again includes participants dressed in anti-Semitic costumes, with some dressed up as Nazi officers.Elad Benari, 2/24/2020, 1:01 AM
Belgium won't allow anti-Israel activist to speak at UN Security Council meeting

Belgium won't allow anti-Israel activist to speak at UN Security Council meeting

Activist says Belgium rescinds invite after Israel pressure.AFP, 2/22/2020, 11:42 PM
AJC calls on Belgium to stop anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

AJC calls on Belgium to stop anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

AJC Transatlantic Institute calls to prohibit organizers of Aalst carnival from displaying anti-Semitic floats.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 2/21/2020, 11:02 PM
Foreign Minister calls on Belgium to ban anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

Foreign Minister calls on Belgium to ban anti-Semitic carnival in Aalst

Mayor of Aalst says Foreign Minister Yisrael Katz's call to ban carnival which displayed anti-Semitic float is "disproportional".Elad Benari, 2/21/2020, 5:50 AM
Belgian Orthodox Jewish MP under fire for lighting menorah near nativity scene

Belgian Orthodox Jewish MP under fire for lighting menorah near nativity scene

Orthodox Jewish lawmaker in Belgium comes under fire for lightning menorah in Parliament near nativity scene and Christmas tees.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/1/2020, 7:45 AM
PLO to Belgians: Recognize a Palestinian state

PLO to Belgians: Recognize a Palestinian state

PLO leader Nabil Shaath meets Belgian delegation, asks that Belgium unilaterally recognize a Palestinian state.Dalit Halevi, 12/25/2019, 4:37 AM
Belgian daily accuses Jewish lawmaker of spying for Israel

Belgian daily accuses Jewish lawmaker of spying for Israel

Editor of De Morgen newspaper claims Jewish lawmaker Michael Freilich of 'spying.'Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 12/23/2019, 10:39 PM
'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

'No place for anti-Semitism at UNESCO or in the world'

Israel's Foreign Ministry responds to decision to remove Belgian carnival from list of UNESCO events.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2019, 6:43 PM
UNESCO pulls anti-Semitic Belgian carnival from heritage list

UNESCO pulls anti-Semitic Belgian carnival from heritage list

UN’s culture committee withdraws annual Aalst carnival from its heritage list over persistent charges of anti-Semitism.Elad Benari, Canada, 12/13/2019, 8:58 PM
Holocaust museum cancels event honoring anti-Israel activist

Holocaust museum cancels event honoring anti-Israel activist

Belgium's main Holocaust museum cancels award ceremony honoring anti-Israel activist who claimed Jews had 'vastly inflated' anti-Semitism.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/13/2019, 12:49 PM
Belgium requests UNESCO delist parade where Jews were mocked

Belgium requests UNESCO delist parade where Jews were mocked

Belgium formally requests UN agency to remove Aalst Carnival, which features anti-Semitic float, from heritage list.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/10/2019, 8:03 AM
Game of Thrones star nixes appearance over anti-Semitic effigies

Game of Thrones star nixes appearance over anti-Semitic effigies

Carice van Houten cancels planned appearance on Belgian show over inclusion of mayor who backed anti-Semitic parade float.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/9/2019, 2:59 PM
EU Jewish leader slams mayor's defense of anti-Semitic float

EU Jewish leader slams mayor's defense of anti-Semitic float

'They jumped rather than wait to be pushed,' says EJA chief Rabbi Margolin after Belgian city removes itself from UNESCO list.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/2/2019, 11:20 AM
Belgian carnival drops UNESCO status over anti-Semitic float

Belgian carnival drops UNESCO status over anti-Semitic float

Amid criticism of anti-Semitic float depicting hook-nosed Jews with bags of money, Belgian city pulls annual carnival from heritage list.AFP, 12/1/2019, 10:59 PM
Belgian officials boycott trade delegation to Israel

Belgian officials boycott trade delegation to Israel

BDS movement scores victory in Belgium, with officials dropping out of delegation to Israel, accusing Israel of violating international law.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/29/2019, 2:28 PM
Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Charges dropped against anti-Semitic Belgian soccer fans

Prosecutors in Belgium decide not to prosecute soccer supporters who sang at a match about burning Jews.Ben Ariel, 11/26/2019, 5:02 AM
Will UNESCO remove Belgian carnival from its list of events?

Will UNESCO remove Belgian carnival from its list of events?

UNESCO to vote on cutting ties with Belgian carnival where Jews were mocked.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/9/2019, 7:14 PM
Belgian Jew launches Europe’s first mass-produced cannabis bread

Belgian Jew launches Europe’s first mass-produced cannabis bread

Cannabread will be available for purchase in Carrefour supermarkets in Brussels and two other Belgian cities later in November.JTA, 11/7/2019, 7:55 PM
Belgium’s first female prime minister is Jewish

Belgium’s first female prime minister is Jewish

Sophie Wilmes, daughter of Holocaust survivor, becomes first woman and first Jew to be elected as Prime Minister of Belgium.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 10/28/2019, 10:07 PM
No malicious intent in anti-Semitic float, report says

No malicious intent in anti-Semitic float, report says

Belgian parade’s Jewish float was anti-Semitic but not intentionally racist, government says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/25/2019, 10:41 AM
European Jews to UNESCO: Stop funding anti-Semitic carnival

European Jews to UNESCO: Stop funding anti-Semitic carnival

Belgian carnival again under fire for anti-Semitic imagery. "Straight out of the Nazi playbook."Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/23/2019, 10:59 PM
Belgian parade organizers print anti-Semitic caricatures

Belgian parade organizers print anti-Semitic caricatures

Caricatures featuring Orthodox Jews with red, hooked noses and golden teeth printed on ribbons intended for participants in annual event.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 10/22/2019, 10:03 PM
Brussels: Knife-wielding man asks passersby if they are Jewish

Brussels: Knife-wielding man asks passersby if they are Jewish

Police arrest man who shouted about Allah and asked if people were Jewish while brandishing a knife.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 10/16/2019, 9:03 PM
Has anti-Semitism has gone mainstream in Belgium?

Has anti-Semitism has gone mainstream in Belgium?

Jewish leaders in Belgium fear that anti-Semitism is becoming mainstream, as anti-Jewish stereotypes gain acceptance.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/4/2019, 8:51 AM
Jewish organizations appeal: Repeal ban on kosher slaughter

Jewish organizations appeal: Repeal ban on kosher slaughter

International Legal Forum, faith-based organizations, appeal to European court to cancel Belgian ban on kosher slaughter.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/24/2019, 1:14 PM
University uses hook nose gesture for ‘Jew’ in sign language

University uses hook nose gesture for ‘Jew’ in sign language

Belgian university draws criticism for using hooked nose gesture as sign for 'Jew'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 9/17/2019, 7:13 AM
'Shechita ban could be part of creeping expulsion of Jews'

'Shechita ban could be part of creeping expulsion of Jews'

Jewish Agency urges Belgian province to reverse its ban on traditional forms of slaughter. 'This is a violation of religious freedom.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/9/2019, 1:27 PM
'They are violating the religious rights of Belgian Jews'

'They are violating the religious rights of Belgian Jews'

Belgium's Chief Rabbi tells Arutz Sheva about the fight against law prohibiting kosher slaughter in two of the country's three provinces.Nitsan Keidar, 9/2/2019, 5:40 AM
Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect

Law requiring animals to receive electric shock before slaughter goes into effect in Wallonia. Conference of European Rabbis concerned.Nitsan Keidar, 9/1/2019, 4:18 AM
EU-Israel affairs advisor: 'They're testing our limits'

EU-Israel affairs advisor: 'They're testing our limits'

Jenny Aharon: 'Belgian government not only violates own laws on anti-Semitism, also violates EU core objectives.'Mordechai Sones, 8/12/2019, 9:14 PM
Have you heard? Jews have hooked noses in Belgium

Have you heard? Jews have hooked noses in Belgium

Belgium is very much the perfect example of Europe's future: the sordid alliance between the atheistic left and Islam. Giulio Meotti, 8/8/2019, 10:29 AM
Belgian newspaper corrects anti-Semitic op-ed

Belgian newspaper corrects anti-Semitic op-ed

De Morgen newspaper removes reference to Jews as land thieves with "ugly noses" following uproar.Ben Ariel, 8/8/2019, 4:04 AM
Jewish groups protest Belgian newspaper's anti-Semitic article

Jewish groups protest Belgian newspaper's anti-Semitic article

Six European Jewish groups send letter to editor of De Morgen newspaper, ask him to retract article saying Jews have "ugly noses".Ben Ariel, 8/8/2019, 1:38 AM
Israel condemns Belgian paper’s defense of 'ugly noses' op-ed

Israel condemns Belgian paper’s defense of 'ugly noses' op-ed

In unusual move, Israeli embassy condemns local daily for printing, defending op-ed portraying Jews as land thieves with ugly noses.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/7/2019, 5:18 PM
Belgian editor defends column saying Jews have ‘ugly noses’

Belgian editor defends column saying Jews have ‘ugly noses’

Editor of left-wing Belgian paper denies column which accused Israel of mass-murder and claimed Jews have 'ugly noses' is anti-Semitic.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/7/2019, 8:42 AM
'No reason' to delete anti-Semitic interview, Dutch daily says

'No reason' to delete anti-Semitic interview, Dutch daily says

Dutch paper slammed for publishing interview with author who said Jews have ugly noses.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/6/2019, 7:55 AM
Belgian columnist: ‘There is no promised land, only stolen land’

Belgian columnist: ‘There is no promised land, only stolen land’

Belgian columnist Dimitri Verhulst writes of Jews’ ‘ugly noses’ in an article attacking Israel, says Jews ‘unjustly’ accuse him of racism.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 8/3/2019, 8:52 PM
Plot to attack US embassy in Brussels foiled

Plot to attack US embassy in Brussels foiled

Belgian counter-terror police arrest man for plotting to attack US embassy in Belgium.AFP, 6/24/2019, 6:53 PM
Belgium brings six ISIS orphans home

Belgium brings six ISIS orphans home

The children's jihadist parents met their deaths in ISIS battles which culminated in the Islamic State's defeat in March 2019.Sara Rubenstein, 6/14/2019, 1:39 PM
Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

Belgian ruling 'way beyond justice denied'

Wiesenthal Centre 'appalled at court endorsement of anti-Semitism by default,' after 5 years of 'procrastination.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/10/2019, 3:19 PM
In Belgium, the fight against anti-Semitism is only rhetorical

In Belgium, the fight against anti-Semitism is only rhetorical

Belgian prosecutors drop case against cafe owner who welcomed dogs, but not Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 6/9/2019, 10:25 PM
Belgian far-right party triples voter share, becomes 2nd largest

Belgian far-right party triples voter share, becomes 2nd largest

Belgian party supporting ban on kosher slaughter wins 15% of national vote.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/27/2019, 8:24 AM
The first haredi in the Belgian parliament

The first haredi in the Belgian parliament

Michael Freilich of Antwerp: I will be the representative of everyone - even those who did not vote for me.Yoni Kempinski, 5/27/2019, 12:03 AM
Promoter of Israel boycott set to enter Belgian parliament

Promoter of Israel boycott set to enter Belgian parliament

Co-secretary of BDS Belgium, Simon Moutquin, placed on Ecolo party's federal elections ticket.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 5/25/2019, 11:01 PM
Belgium museum killer in France over 2013 Syria kidnappings

Belgium museum killer in France over 2013 Syria kidnappings

Belgian authorities transfer French jihadist Nemmouche to Paris for questioning.AFP, 5/17/2019, 1:43 PM
Migration shock

Migration shock

The migration shock that is endangering Europe is felt most keenly in Belgium where 1 million people migrated to a country of 10 million, resulting in cultural separatism, the rise of Salafism and terror. What is Europe doing about it? Giulio Meotti, 3/25/2019, 10:54 AM
At UNESCO, Austria slams anti-Semitic Belgian carnival display

At UNESCO, Austria slams anti-Semitic Belgian carnival display

Austrian delegation at UN organization takes Belgian town to task for anti-Semitic parade display.Cnaan Lipshiz, JTA, 3/22/2019, 2:57 PM
Belgium: French jihadi convicted of murdering 4 in Jewish museum

Belgium: French jihadi convicted of murdering 4 in Jewish museum

French Muslim who murdered four at Brussels Jewish museum after returning to Europe from Syria found guilty by Belgian court.AFP, Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/7/2019, 10:12 PM
'Same anti-Semitism we saw in Belgium we see daily in PA'

'Same anti-Semitism we saw in Belgium we see daily in PA'

Co-Chairwoman Nadia Matar: 'To my fellow Jews still living in Belgium, being myself a Belgian, it is time to come home.'Mordechai Sones, 3/7/2019, 7:07 PM