'A sad day for Jews in Europe and for religious freedom'

Belgian ban on kosher slaughter goes into effect on January 1st, forcing local Jewish community to seek new source of meat.David Rosenberg, 12/31/2018, 9:16 AM

Gun fired at bedroom of Belgian Jewish family

Shots fired at home of Jewish family which received multiple threats after neighbors learned couple is Jewish.Cnaan Liphshiz, 12/28/2018, 2:44 PM

Belgian soccer fans chant about burning Jews

Soccer fans in Belgium sing about 'burning the Jews, because they burn best,' drawing condemnation from team, which banned several fans.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/20/2018, 9:48 PM

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announces resignation

Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel announces resignation in address at parliament, says he will notify king.Mordechai Sones, 12/18/2018, 9:14 PM

Belgium: Armed man enters restaurant, threatens employees

Large police presence after armed man reportedly threatens employees at restaurant in Brussels, Belgium before fleeing.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/10/2018, 10:34 PM

Jewish woman threatened by gunman outside her home in Belgium

Man who harassed Jewish woman in Belgium threatened her with firearm outside of her home.JTA, 10/16/2018, 2:09 PM

Mechanic accidentally shoots and destroys F-16

Belgium Air Force mechanic mistakenly shoots F-16 cannon, destroying another plane nearby. Two technicians lightly injured.Mordechai Sones, 10/14/2018, 10:38 AM

Will an Orthodox woman win a seat on Antwerp's city council?

This haredi rabbi's daughter wants to make political history in Belgium.JTA, Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/13/2018, 10:20 PM

Police officer stabbed in Belgium, suspect shot

Man brandishing knife who stabbed police officer in head in area with large migrant population in serious condition after being shot.David Rosenberg, 9/17/2018, 1:14 PM

Belgium cuts ties with PA's education system

Belgium announces it will no longer fund construction of PA schools due to their honoring of terrorists.Elad Benari, Canada, 9/15/2018, 12:07 AM

Belgium's way of dividing Jerusalem

Israeli family receives letters from Belgian consulate. Mother's letter addressed to 'Jerusalem,' children's to 'Palestinian territories.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 9/2/2018, 2:01 PM

Multiple fatalities in stabbing at Belgian restaurant

At least 3 reported killed in mass stabbing in restaurant in Moresnet-Chapelle. Mayor says act not terrorist in nature.Gary Willig, 8/22/2018, 9:55 PM

Indictment to be filed against a Belgian PFLP recruit

Belgian terror suspect who joined the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine and trained with Hezbollah indicted.Arutz Sheva Staff , 8/16/2018, 8:45 AM

Jewish couple in Belgium targeted with death threats

Neighbor continuously harasses family in Belgium after learning they are Jewish.JTA, 8/8/2018, 8:39 PM

Online travel service defines Jerusalem as 'Israeli settlement'

Booking.com amends definition of Jerusalem following a critical query from a Belgian Jewish newspaper.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/1/2018, 5:14 AM

Ex-Neturei Karta rabbi's daughter gets top honors at university

Daughter of former Neturei Karta rabbi who took part in Iranian Holocaust denial conference honored at Belgian college.JTA, 7/12/2018, 4:45 PM

Belgian rapper's performance shut down over anti-Semitic lyrics

Belgian rapper who 'can't hang with a Jew' and cursed 'Zionists' cut off by public broadcast for anti-Semitic content.JTA, 6/14/2018, 3:11 PM

EU parliament looks to tap into Jerusalem's tech success

European Parliament hosts expo organized by European Jewish Association, focusing on Jerusalem's high-tech entrepreneurs.Arutz Sheva Staff, 6/7/2018, 10:23 PM

ISIS claims stabbing attack in Belgium

Jihadist group says one of its "soldiers" killed two policewomen and a student in Belgian city of Liege.Ben Ariel, 5/31/2018, 2:06 AM

3 dead in Belgium shooting

Gunman kills 2 police officers, passerby and takes hostage in Belgian city of Liege. Shooter yelled 'Allahu Akbar' during attack.David Rosenberg, 5/29/2018, 2:15 PM

Belgium summons Israeli ambassador

Belgium calls for international investigation against Israel following deadly Gaza riots.AFP, 5/15/2018, 6:30 PM

Belgium’s ex-PM accused of anti-Semitism

Socialist ex-PM accused of anti-Semitism, after he warned that Belgium has been taken over by 'Antwerp diamond dealers'.JTA, 4/30/2018, 7:39 AM

Belgium sentences Paris attacks suspect to 20 years

Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam sent to 20 years in prison for trying to kill police during a shootout in Brussels.Elad Benari, 4/24/2018, 6:29 AM

Belgian state secretary: No doubt Jerusalem is Israel’s capital

Belgian official tells Jewish publication 'no discussion' Jerusalem is capital of Jewish state, Europe wants city to be up for negotiation.JTA, 3/29/2018, 5:16 PM

Belgium: Offering a ‘neutral education?’

Belgian textbook features ‘misleading’ cartoon on water situation in Judea and Samaria.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 3/24/2018, 10:29 PM

Antwerp: Muslim refugee removes mezuzahs from Jewish homes

Muslim refugee arrested for placing Qurans in synagogues removes mezuzahs from Jewish homes.Haim Lev, 2/10/2018, 11:52 PM

Man tries to ram haredim in Antwerp

Police in Belgium arrest driver who tried to ram haredi man and child who were walking to synagogue in Antwerp.Ben Ariel, 2/4/2018, 3:03 AM

'How did I manage to escape from the Nazis and survive?'

Veteran reporter, Sylvain Brachfeld, gives his firsthand account of how he survived the Holocaust in Belgium.Arutz Sheva Staff, 1/28/2018, 6:05 PM

Knesset Speaker: 'Memory of the Holocaust in question'

In Brussels, Speaker notes that the Belgian winner of Iranian award for anti-Semitic cartoon was named 'cultural ambassador' of Belgian townGary Willig, 1/23/2018, 5:56 PM

Belgium allocates $23 million to UNRWA

Following U.S. cut to UNRWA, Belgium pledges $23 million over three years to UN agency for “Palestinian refugees”.Elad Benari, 1/18/2018, 3:04 AM

Poland: Two Belgians acquitted of Auschwitz theft

Polish court acquits two Belgians who were accused of stealing parts of an electric fence from Auschwitz.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 12/29/2017, 10:29 PM

European leaders push back against J'lem declaration

Days after PM's visits in Europe, French and Belgian leaders reportedly advancing proposal for J'lem to serve as capital of two states.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/14/2017, 10:39 AM

'Ban on kosher meat forces choice between Belgium and religion'

French-speaking Belgian Jews sue to overturn ban on ritual slaughter.JTA, 11/29/2017, 1:41 PM

'Almost all Israeli students in Belgium are Mossad agents'

Anti-Israel professor at screening of Israeli film says Israel a 'foreign body,' 'open secret' young Israelis sent to Belgium by Mossad.Gary Willig, 10/26/2017, 7:18 PM

Woman dies after collapsing on El Al flight

El Al flight to Belgium forced to make emergency landing at Ben Gurion Airport after woman collapses.David Rosenberg, 10/16/2017, 8:05 AM

Belgium cuts funding to PA after it names school for terrorist

Belgium cuts its funding to the Palestinian Authority's educational wing after it named a school for Dalal Mughrabi, who killed 38 Israelis.Tzvi Lev, 10/9/2017, 6:20 PM

Belgian court sentences Holocaust denier to visit 5 Nazi camps

Former lawmaker convicted of Holocaust denial told by court to visit Nazi concentration camp once every year for 5 years, write about it.JTA, 9/25/2017, 8:36 PM

Antwerp: Jewish man assaulted by Muslim

Member of haredi community in Belgium violently assaulted by Muslim man on way home from synagogue on Shabbat.Michal Levy, 9/3/2017, 7:33 PM

Belgium exempts Shoah survivors fined for alleged tax evasion

Belgian tax authority had demanded Holocaust survivors give back money received as part of government pensions to survivors.JTA, 8/29/2017, 9:04 PM

ISIS claims responsibility for Brussels stabbing

Belgian PM says security services remain on alert after ISIS claims responsibility for Friday knife attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 8/26/2017, 11:51 PM

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