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Belgian university staff suspended for calling Jews ‘asocial’

University of Antwerp punishes two employees for offensive statements about Jews and Moroccans.

Belgian university staff suspended for calling Jews ‘asocial’

City by city to Europe's destruction: The Islamization of Belgium’s cities is underway

Country by country, city by city, Europe is Islamizing. Meotti has opened our eyes to it in France and Germany, and now in Belgium. Op-ed.

The Islamization of Belgium’s cities is underway

Garage owner refuses to serve Jews over 'Israel’s stance on Russia'

Formal complaint filed against Belgian garage owner by Antwerp Forum of Jewish Organizations after discussions did not make him reconsider.

Garage refuses to serve Jews over 'Israel’s stance on Russia'

UAE Ambassador pays historic visit to Antwerp Jewish community

In a sign of warming relations in the Middle East and beyond, UAE Amb. to Belgium & European Union pays visit to Belgian Jewish community.

UAE Ambassador pays historic visit to Antwerp Jewish community

Antwerp: School staff strike after students aren't tested for coronavirus

Non-Jewish faculty at Antwerp haredi Orthodox school strike over parents’ failure to test kids for COVID-19.

Antwerp: School staff strike over lack of coronavirus testing

Antwerp mayor says haredim flouting COVID rules has sparked anti-Semitism

'If you want to spark wave of anti-Semitism, this is the way to go.' Mayor of Antwerp blasts violations of COVID rules in haredi areas.

Antwerp mayor to haredim: You're triggering anti-Semitism

City of Antwerp offers COVID-19 tests to residents of Jewish neighborhoods

Antwerp invites residents of heavily Jewish neighborhoods for COVID-19 testing. 'There's a chance the British variant is going around.'

Antwerp offers COVID-19 tests to residents of Jewish areas

Belgium: Gazans filmed skating through Jewish area with PLO flag

'They're morons.' Gazan brothers skate through Jewish neighborhood in Antwerp on Shabbat with PLO flag, demand Jews say 'Free Palestine'.

Belgium: Gazans filmed skating through Jewish area with PLO flagplayer

Watch: 4 arrested at Jewish store in Antwerp over 'L'Chaim' celebrating engagement

Antwerp police arrest four people during 'L'Chaim' at Jewish-owned jewelry store celebrating engagement

Watch: 4 arrested at Jewish engagement party in Antwerpplayer

Antwerp's Jewish community to receive extra security

Belgian authorities announce additional security measures for Jewish community in Antwerp following terrorist attack in Vienna.

Antwerp's Jewish community to receive extra security

Antwerp Jews to lose army protection under new Belgium government’s plan

Move is the result of a plan by Belgium’s new government to eliminate the presence of soldiers in urban centers.

Antwerp Jews to lose army protection under Belgium gov't's plan

Belgian daily runs cartoon seen to label Jewish neighborhood ‘Coronavirus Village’

Belgian daily under fire anti-Semitic painting by artist who 'obsessively returns to Jews in his works.'

Belgium: Cartoon calls Jewish neighborhood ‘Coronavirus Village’

Belgium plans to end army protection for Antwerp synagogues

'The Jewish community needs more, not less protection,' Flemish Jewish organization says.

Belgium plans to end army protection for Antwerp synagogues

Belgium: Man armed with knives tries to enter synagogue

Man 'with Iraqi roots' pretending to be Jewish tries to enter synagogue with knives, amid string of incidents in Antwerp over Shavuot.

Belgium: Man armed with knives tries to enter synagogue

Fighting anti-Semitism - with kishke and gefilte fish

Vast majority of visitors to Jewish Hoffy's Restaurant in Antwerp are non-Jews who taste 'Jewish food' and learn about people and customs.

Fighting anti-Semitism - with kishke and gefilte fishplayer

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.

The first haredi in the Belgian parliament

Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israel

Mayor Bart De Wever 'honored' Conference of European Rabbis holding convention in Antwerp, the 'Jerusalem of the North.'

Mayor of Antwerp: I am a friend of Israelplayer

Traditional 'tashlich' ceremony faces problem

Every year Antwerp's Jews hold tashlich at large urban lake that heat wave dried up completely, but there is an alternative plan.

Traditional 'tashlich' ceremony faces problem

Antwerp Jews get city to refill dried up pond for Rosh Hashanah

Antwerp agrees to fill city pond, aims to reduce risk of anti-Semitic incidents on Jewish New Year.

Antwerp Jews get city to refill dried up pond for Rosh Hashanah

Haredi drops out of Belgian elections race over fraud conviction

Critics charge refusal to shake hands with women inconsistent with party policies on integrating Muslims and duty to live by Belgian norms.

Haredi drops out of Belgian elections race over fraud conviction

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'.

Belgium’s ex-PM accused of anti-Semitism

Antwerp: Muslim refugee removes mezuzahs from Jewish homes

Muslim refugee arrested for placing Qurans in synagogues removes mezuzahs from Jewish homes.

Antwerp: Muslim refugee removes mezuzahs from Jewish homesplayer

Antwerp police: Attempted ramming not a hate crime

Antwerp police say alleged car-ramming attempt on Jewish father and son was not a hate crime.

Antwerp police: Attempted ramming not a hate crime

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.

Man tries to ram haredim in Antwerp

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.

Woman dies after collapsing on El Al flightplayer

Antwerp: Jewish man assaulted by Muslim

Member of haredi community in Belgium violently assaulted by Muslim man on way home from synagogue on Shabbat.

Antwerp: Jewish man assaulted by Muslim

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.

Belgium to move Holocaust memorial to 'quieter place'

Suspected terror attempt in Antwerp

Belgian police arrest man of North African descent carrying shotgun and knives, speeding towards crowded shopping area.

Suspected terror attempt in Antwerp

Antwerp demo over refusal to honor Shoah victims

Jews from Brussels mounted demonstration against Antwerp - and its local Jewish community - for vetoing cobblestone memorial.

Jews protest Antwerp refusal to honor Holocaust victims

Belgian rabbis ban Purim masks

In order to prevent more potential attacks, rabbis in Antwerp call to limit holiday festivities, as Purim events are canceled in Brussels.

Belgian rabbis ban Purim masks

Belgium Deploys Troops Following Terror Raid

150 Belgian soldiers deployed in Antwerp, as police grill suspected Paris terror attack accomplices; Jewish community on edge.

Belgium Deploys Troops Following Foiled Terror Plot

Jewish Schools in Belgium Cancel Classes

Jewish schools in Brussels and Antwerp cancel classes on Friday due to increased terror threats, local media reports.

Jewish Schools in Belgium Cancel Classes Amid Terror Alert

Belgian Stabbing Victim: 'I Will Get Over My Fear'

Belz hassid stabbed in Antwerp recounts his brush with death. 'He kept trying to stab me in places where skin was visible, like my neck.'

Belgian Stabbing Victim: 'I Will Get Over My Fear'

Jew Stabbed in Belgium is in 'Good Condition'

Hours after a Belz hassid was stabbed in the neck in Antwerp, a friend says the injury was not as bad as originally reported.

Jew Stabbed in Belgium is in 'Good Condition'

EJC Demands Security after Jew's Stabbing

'Jews in Europe have lost a normal sense of security that worsens with every attack on Jews and Jewish institutions,' says Jewish Congress.

EJC Demands Security after Jew Stabbed in Antwerp

Jewish School in Antwerp Targeted by Anti-Semites

A Jewish school in Antwerp, Belgium was targeted by anti-Semites over the weekend. Police have opened an investigation.

Jewish School in Antwerp Targeted by Anti-Semites

Antwerp Jews Stage Massive Emergency Attack Drill

An emergency bomb drill was held at a Jewish school in Antwerp, designed to prepare the city for a potential attack.

Antwerp Jews Stage Massive Emergency Attack Drill