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Belgium: Anti-Semitic remarks by Aalst carnival head

Belgium: Anti-Semitic remarks by Aalst carnival head

COVID-19 comment spurs an anti-Semitism complaint filed against head of Belgium’s Jew-mocking Aalst carnival.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/01/2021 21:06
City of Antwerp offers COVID-19 tests to residents of Jewish neighborhoods

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.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/01/2021 20:46
Belgium: Gazans filmed skating through Jewish area with PLO flag

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'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/01/2021 14:53
Young Israel slams EU court for upholding kosher slaughter ban

Young Israel slams EU court for upholding kosher slaughter ban

National Council of Young Israel blasts EU court which upheld Belgian ban on ritual slaughter: A blatant attack on religious freedom.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 18/12/2020 22:05
Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's Jews

Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's Jews

Israeli Foreign Ministry says it will work to reverse the European court's ruling upholding ban on kosher slaughter in Belgium.Nitsan Keidar, 18/12/2020 06:37
'ECJ decision upholding ban on non-stun slaughter will be felt by Jews'

'ECJ decision upholding ban on non-stun slaughter will be felt by Jews'

President of CER responds to European court's decision to uphold ban on non-stun slaughter in Belgian regions of Flanders and Wallonia.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/12/2020 11:41
Belgian court strikes down synagogue ban

Belgian court strikes down synagogue ban

Federal court responding to petition by group of Belgian synagogues nullifies government closure orders on houses of worship.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/12/2020 11:18
Belgian court to rule on opening of synagogues

Belgian court to rule on opening of synagogues

Court said earlier that the closure of places of worship was disproportionate and ordered the government to submit response by Sunday.Ben Shaul, 13/12/2020 01:15
4 passengers threaten to blow up Belgian train unless ‘cancer Jews’ get off

4 passengers threaten to blow up Belgian train unless ‘cancer Jews’ get off

Passengers take control of intercom system on Belgian train, demanding 'cancer Jews' leave, threatening to blow up train if Jews remain.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/12/2020 07:13
Watch: 4 arrested at Jewish store in Antwerp over 'L'Chaim' celebrating engagement

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 engagementDavid Rosenberg, 04/12/2020 10:49
Belgium now flying COVID patients to Germany

Belgium now flying COVID patients to Germany

With hospitals in the country reportedly reaching their limit, Belgium is now flying its COVID-19 patients to Germany.Arutz Sheva Staff, 10/11/2020 13:37
Antwerp's Jewish community to receive extra security

Antwerp's Jewish community to receive extra security

Belgian authorities announce additional security measures for Jewish community in Antwerp following terrorist attack in Vienna.Elad Benari, 05/11/2020 06:07
Belgian daily runs cartoon seen to label Jewish neighborhood ‘Coronavirus Village’

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.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/08/2020 22:27
Belgium funds groups promising to 'mitigate influence of pro-Israel voices'

Belgium funds groups promising to 'mitigate influence of pro-Israel voices'

Belgian government financing groups which promise to 'mitigate the influence of pro-Israel voices', watchdog group says.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/07/2020 19:57
Brussels: Pro-Palestinian protesters chant about massacre of Jews

Brussels: Pro-Palestinian protesters chant about massacre of Jews

At least 100 people protesting Israel's sovereignty plan chant veiled threat to massacre Jews, citing ancient slaughter.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/06/2020 07:12
Belgian parliament's lower house passes anti-Israel resolution

Belgian parliament's lower house passes anti-Israel resolution

Belgian parliament calls on EU to prepare list of ‘countermeasures’ against Israeli annexation.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/06/2020 23:14
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, 25/06/2020 08:21
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, 22/06/2020 18:03
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, 13/06/2020 21:08
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, 23/05/2020 20:43
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, 19/05/2020 12:34
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, 28/04/2020 08:10
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, 25/02/2020 01:11
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, 24/02/2020 12:07
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, 24/02/2020 01:01
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, 22/02/2020 23:42
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, 21/02/2020 23:02
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, 21/02/2020 05:50
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, 01/01/2020 07:45
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, 25/12/2019 04:37
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, 23/12/2019 22:39
'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, 14/12/2019 18:43
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, 13/12/2019 20:58
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, 13/12/2019 12:49
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, 10/12/2019 08:03
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, 09/12/2019 14:59
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, 02/12/2019 11:20
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, 01/12/2019 22:59
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, 29/11/2019 14:28
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, 26/11/2019 05:02
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, 09/11/2019 19:14
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, 07/11/2019 19:55
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, 28/10/2019 22:07
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, 25/10/2019 10:41
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, 23/10/2019 22:59
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, 22/10/2019 22:03
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, 16/10/2019 21:03
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, 04/10/2019 08:51
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, 24/09/2019 13:14
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, 17/09/2019 07:13
'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, 09/09/2019 13:27
'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, 02/09/2019 05:40
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, 01/09/2019 04:18
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, 12/08/2019 21:14
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, 08/08/2019 10:29
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, 08/08/2019 04:04
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, 08/08/2019 01:38