Belgium won't allow anti-Israel activist to speak

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 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

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 Jewish MP hit 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 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

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'

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

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

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 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

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

'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

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

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

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?

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

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

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

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

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

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

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?

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

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

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'

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'

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

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'

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

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

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

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

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’

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

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 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

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

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'

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

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 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

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

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

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

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

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

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'

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

Belgian carnival float co-creator: 'No regrets'

“I think the people who are offended are living in the past, of the Holocaust, but this was about the present."Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/7/2019, 11:07 AM

UNESCO: Carnival caricatures 'go against' our values

UNESCO condemns the racist and anti-Semitic puppets displayed at Aalst, Belgium, carnival.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 4:00 PM

Belgian mayor defends anti-Semitic carnival float

Mayor of Aalst, where annual parade featured puppets of Jews and a rat, says carnival participants had no sinister intentions.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/6/2019, 5:37 AM

Demand: Belgian mayor must explain anti-Semitism at carnival

Head of European Jewish Association blasts 'grotesque and disgusting' anti-Semitic Aalst carnival float, seeks assurances from city mayor.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/5/2019, 10:20 AM

Belgium rabbi: UNESCO promotes incitement and racism

Belgium's Rabbi Avraham Gigi blasts UNESCO for supporting carnival where anti-Semitic puppets were displayed.Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/4/2019, 8:17 PM

Belgian carnival features puppets of grinning Jew with a rat

At a Belgian carnival party, huge puppets made to resemble grinning Jews with rat, money bags.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 3/4/2019, 7:02 PM

Prosecutors demand guilty verdict for Brussels museum shooter

Prosecutors formally demand guilty verdict against man accused of murdering four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/27/2019, 6:37 AM

Belgian authorities arrest two men suspected of terror plot

Belgian authorities arrest two men suspected of plotting a terrorist attack. Main suspect arrested in Brussels' Molenbeek.Ben Ariel, 1/25/2019, 3:46 AM

Haredi journalist runs for Belgian parliament

Belgian-Jewish journalist expected to win seat in Belgian parliament with center-right party in bid to combat ban on kosher slaughter.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 1/23/2019, 9:13 AM