Flanders, Belgium bans ritual slaughter

Conference of European Rabbis: 'This is a worrying omen for the future of religious rites across Europe.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/29/2017, 2:07 PM

Brussels bomber was ISIS sympathizer

Belgian investigators find evidence that man who set off bomb at a Brussels train station sympathized with ISIS.Elad Benari, 6/22/2017, 4:09 AM

Explosion in Brussels treated as terror attack

Belgian prosecutors say they are considering explosion in Brussels central station a terrorist attack.Elad Benari, 6/21/2017, 1:03 AM

Explosion in Brussels train station

Possible terrorist attack at Brussels Central Station in Belgium. Reports say suspect shot by soldiers.Gary Willig, 6/20/2017, 10:33 PM

Belgian court upholds Dieudonne prison term

Two month jail term imposed on French comedian Dieudonne M'Bala M'Bala over racist and anti-Semitic remarks upheld.AFP, 6/7/2017, 10:44 PM

Belgian ban on Jewish ritual slaughter passes without opposition

Parliament of Belgium's largest region votes unanimously to ban shechita. 'The last assault on ritual slaughter was by the Nazis.'JTA, 5/17/2017, 10:12 PM

Israelis vote for Jewish Belgian in Eurovision song contest

Zionist youth movement endorses Belgian member in Euro song contest.JTA, 5/14/2017, 7:40 AM

Rabbi to EU official: We ask you to fight for religious freedom

Brussels rabbi implores EU official to defend ritual slaughter in Belgium.JTA, 5/10/2017, 7:05 AM

Belgian region outlaws kosher slaughter

Wallonia government outlaws kosher slaughter, Jewish world expresses outrage.Arutz Sheva Staff, 5/6/2017, 11:15 PM

Belgian Jewish leader tells government: Don't repeat Nazi acts

Head of Belgian Jewish organization reacts to proposed ban on ritual slaughter. 'Nazis banned it because they knew its importance.'JTA, 4/20/2017, 10:13 PM

Vote in Belgium to ban kosher shechita

The parliament in Wallonia province of Belgium scheduled to vote Tuesday to ban the shechita ritual slaughtering without prior stunning.Michal Levy, 4/18/2017, 2:00 PM

Belgium to move Holocaust memorial to 'quieter place'

Antwerp Jews protest moving of Holocaust monument to 'quieter place,' authorities say move will help ease traffic.JTA, 4/8/2017, 10:42 PM

New limitations on shechita in Belgium's Flemish Region

Regional government announces limitations on ritual slaughter practiced by Jewish and Muslim communities.JTA and Arutz Sheva, 3/30/2017, 4:32 PM

Suspected terror attempt in Antwerp

Belgian police arrest man of North African descent carrying shotgun and knives, speeding towards crowded shopping area.David Rosenberg, 3/23/2017, 5:19 PM

ISIS warns Europe: We're still here

Video of ISIS terrorist on the loose in Belgium mirrors pre-attack video warning Turkey before nightclub shooting.David Rosenberg, 3/3/2017, 11:23 AM

Belgian official defends Arab who calls to 'slaughter Jews'

Belgian anti-racism official defends Palestinian he helped convict for hate speech.JTA, 2/25/2017, 6:42 PM

Belgian court protects kosher slaughter

Court nixes law that would force animals to be stunned before slaughter, effectively banning kosher meat production.Ido Ben Porat, 2/22/2017, 1:00 PM

Anti-BDS conferences take place as planned despite threats

Belgium: Despite threats and intimidation, ‘Lev Haolam’ Conferences against BDS continue as planned.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/19/2017, 12:47 PM

Lapid: Stop supporting the extreme left

Yair Lapid sends scathing letter to Belgian ambassador after Belgian PM meets with Breaking the Silence and B'tselem.Hezki Baruch, 2/18/2017, 9:23 PM

Belgian ambassador summoned after his PM meets with radical NGO

PM Netanyahu orders Foreign Ministry to reprimand Belgian ambassador after Belgian Prime Minister meets with heads of Breaking the Silence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/8/2017, 10:51 PM

PM asks Belgium to stop funding anti-Israel NGOs

Netanyahu asks Belgian Prime Minister to stop Belgian funding for radical leftist NGOs in Israel, such as Breaking the Silence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/7/2017, 7:20 PM

President Rivlin meets with Belgian Prime Minister Michel

Rivlin: 'ISIS graduates flooding Europe'; Michel: 'Fight for security is fight to strengthen freedom'Arutz Sheva Staff, 2/6/2017, 9:24 PM

France to question Brussels bomber

France to question terrorist who carried out Paris, Brussels terror attacks.AFP, 1/30/2017, 1:13 PM

Belgium indicts men who chanted about Jewish massacre

Belgium indicts three men for chanting threats in Arabic at anti-Israel rally.JTA, 1/28/2017, 6:54 PM

MK Tzipi Livni threatened with arrest if she lands in Brussels

Leftist MK threatened with arrest, interrogation, if she lands in Belgium.JTA, 1/21/2017, 6:32 PM

Israel condemns Belgium for planning to interrogate Livni

Israel denounces Belgium's intention to question former minister over alleged “war crimes” during Operation Cast Lead.Ben Ariel, Canada, 1/20/2017, 10:23 PM

Three terror suspects detained in Brussels

Belgian police detain three people as part of anti-terror raid in the Brussels district of Molenbeek.Ben Ariel, 1/15/2017, 3:42 AM

Belgian columnist fired after praising Jerusalem terror attack

Left-leaning Belgian daily fires Dyab Abou Jahjah who said Armon Hanatziv attack was "resistance, not terrorism".Ben Ariel and JTA, 1/10/2017, 5:04 AM

Belgian actor blasts 'criminal procreation' in Israel

Belgian actor Wannes Cappelle says that he is infuriated by the “procreation policies of the Jews in Israel.”JTA, 12/29/2016, 4:28 AM

'Populist wave in US, Europe is great for Israel'

Founder of Belgian People's Party tells Arutz Sheva wave of populism sweeping across West is a boon for Israel.Yoni Kempinski, 12/21/2016, 2:36 PM

Three ISIS leaders who plotted foreign attacks killed in Syria

Coalition drone strike in Syria kills three ISIS leaders involved in plotting attacks in Paris and Belgium.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2016, 5:46 AM

Belgium charges three with terrorism over recruitment

Belgian authorities charged three people with terrorist offenses over suspicions they helped recruit jihadists for ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/8/2016, 4:12 AM

Belgium detains suspected jihadist recruiters

Belgian police detain eight people suspected of recruiting jihadists to fight in Syria and raising funds for ISIS.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/7/2016, 2:45 AM

Belgium inspired by Israel's airport security

Belgium launches new security measures at Brussels Airport, taking inspiration from the Ben Gurion Airport.Ben Ariel, 11/23/2016, 4:11 AM

Belgium frees suspected accomplice of Jewish Museum terrorist

Belgian authorities free on bail a Frenchman suspected of helping the May 2014 attack at the Brussels Jewish Museum, which left four dead.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/23/2016, 3:07 AM

Belgium emerges as terror hub

After Paris attacks, Belgium emerges as center for terrorists to meet, plan.AFP, 11/7/2016, 7:21 AM

Belgium to extradite suspect in Jewish museum shooting

Belgian court backs extradition to France of suspect in deadly attack on a Jewish museum in Brussels in 2014.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/4/2016, 4:42 AM

Russia, Belgium argue over Syria activities

Moscow summons Belgian ambassador over Aleppo strike claim.AFP, 10/21/2016, 2:48 PM

Brussels stabbing attack investigated as terrorism

Suspect who stabbed two police officers in Brussels charged with attempted murder in a terrorist context.Ben Ariel, 10/7/2016, 4:46 AM

Belgian Muslim official resigns after comparing Israel to ISIS

Youssef Kobo resigns as a minister’s adviser on tolerance after his social media posts comparing Israel to the Nazis and ISIS were exposed.Ben Ariel and JTA, 9/7/2016, 4:42 AM

'The boy will not join his Belgian father'

Sources close to Ronit Bitton say that her son will not join his non-Jewish father in Belgium despite a court ruling that he was to do so.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/6/2016, 8:09 AM

Israeli woman forced to return haredi son to non-Jewish father

Belgian father claims ex-wife kidnapped son to Israel. Others claimed he was an abusive father.Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/5/2016, 7:56 AM

Brussels Airlines caves to pressure - and cancels BDS

In a victory in the fight against BDS, the Belgian airline caved to pressure and reinstated Samarian food items on flights.Nitsan Keidar, 8/29/2016, 9:06 PM

Bnei Brak residents arrested for cocaine smuggling

Two young men from Bnei Brak nabbed at airport with millions of shekels worth of cocaine.David Rosenberg, 8/26/2016, 2:35 PM

How reporting about anti-Semitism changed my views of Belgium

JTA's Cnaan Liphshiz describes how reporting about an anti-Semitic cartoon changed his views of Belgium -- for the worse.Cnaan Liphshiz, 8/26/2016, 12:19 AM

How Paris public schools became no-go zones for Jews

Young French and Belgian Jews are being brought up in a far more insular fashion than previous generations.Cnaan Liphshiz, 8/24/2016, 1:45 AM

Watch: Police shoot Brussels woman who stabbed three

Video footage reveals the harrowing chase and shooting of a Filipina woman who stabbed 3 in Brussels on Monday.Rachel Kaplan, 8/23/2016, 5:21 PM

Woman attacks three with machete in Belgium

Belgian police shot and wounded a woman who wounded three people on a bus in Belgium. Two are reported seriously injured.Rachel Kaplan, 8/22/2016, 6:58 PM

ADL blasts teacher who won Iran Holocaust cartoon contest

Anti-Defamation League condemns Belgian former teacher whose caricature comparing Israel and the Nazis won a prize in Iran.Ben Ariel, 8/15/2016, 1:16 AM

School proud of teacher honored at Iran's Holocaust cartoon show

Belgian high school 'proud' of teacher who won 'special prize' at Iran's Holocaust Cartoon Contest, comparing Israel to Nazi Germany.Cnaan Liphshiz, 8/10/2016, 9:45 PM

Bombs suspected on two planes scheduled to land in Belgium

Local news media report two planes landing at Zaventem airport in Brussels may have bombs on board.David Rosenberg, 8/10/2016, 9:33 PM

Belgian official apologizes for comparing Israel to Nazi Germany

Belgian Muslim official apologizes for saying Israel was a modern Nazi Germany and “an identical twin” of the ISIS.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/10/2016, 4:18 AM

Belgium opens terror probe into machete attack

Belgium's Prime Minister announces terrorism probe into machete attack that wounded two policewomen in Charleroi.Ben Ariel, 8/8/2016, 5:44 AM

ISIS claims responsibility for Belgium machete attack

Islamic State claims responsibility for attack in which two police were stabbed with a machete; attacker was 'soldier of the caliphate.'Shai Landesman, 8/7/2016, 5:27 PM

2 Belgian policemen injured in stabbing attack

Machete-wielding attacker yells "Allahu Akbar", stabs and injures two police officers in Charleroi; attacker shot and subsequently dies.Shai Landesman, 8/6/2016, 8:24 PM

Belgian tennis player: 'You all should have been gassed'

Belgian tennis club suspends player who told a Jewish competitor on the court, “All of you should have been gassed.”JTA, 7/28/2016, 6:42 AM

Belgium: Police surround man wearing 'long coat with wires'

Police in Brussels say incident is 'under control,' but unclear whether the man was indeed carrying explosives.Arutz Sheva Staff, 7/20/2016, 5:20 PM