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Brussels rules Shechita is legal

Brussels Regional Parliament votes against ban on kosher slaughter by majority of 42 to 38.

Brussels rules Shechita is legal

Belgian teacher who saved Jewish children during the Holocaust dies at 100

Belgian Resistance member Andrée Geulen-Herscovici was named Righteous Among the Nations for saving Jewish children during the Holocaust.

Belgian teacher who saved children during the Holocaust dies

Belgium announces: Mandatory isolation for monkeypox carriers

Belgium orders: 21-day mandatory quarantine for confirmed monkeypox carriers.

Belgium announces: Mandatory isolation for monkeypox carriers

In Antwerp, Hasidic man overpowers and tackles his attacker

Watch: Ukrainian man in Belgium threatens Hasidic man outside of synagogue - and instantly regrets it.

In Antwerp, Hasidic man overpowers and tackles his attacker

Belgian state TV apologizes for parody on ‘Schindler’s List’

Belgian state TV apologizes for video parodying ‘Schindler’s List,’ removes video from its YouTube channel.

Belgian state TV apologizes for parody on ‘Schindler’s List’

Belgium: Trial begins for suspected Paris attack helpers

Trial of 14 people accused of helping ISIS terrorists who carried out 2015 Paris attacks begins in Belgium.

Trial begins for suspected Paris attack helpers

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'

Four killed, dozens injured in car ramming in Belgium

Car slammed into crowd of people in Belgian town during preparations for carnival festivities. Police have yet to declare motive.

Four killed, dozens injured in car ramming in Belgium

Belgian Jewish prisoners granted right to wear kippahs in jail

Jewish prisoners will now be able to wear kippahs anywhere in prison, not just inside their cells.

Belgian Jewish prisoners granted right to wear kippahs in jail

Belgian museum returns looted painting to Jewish family

Painting returned after 71 years to heirs of Jewish couple who fled Germany and Belgium at the onset of World War II.

Belgian museum returns looted painting to Jewish family

Belgium opens investigation into role in WWII railway deportations

Belgian government looking into role of national railway company in transport of Jews and other to death camps during World War II.

Belgium opens investigation into role in WWII railway transports

The march of Islam in Belgium

In Belgium, Islam is rapidly replacing Christianity. When a society no longer knows a reason to exist, others find it. Op-ed.

The march of Islam in Belgium

Belgium revokes imam's residency due to 'national security threat'

Head imam of mosque in Brussels has right to residency in Belgium revoked due to “signs of a serious threat to national security.”

Belgium revokes imam's residency

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika and antisemitic slur

Rishon LeZion resident who sent letter to Belgium receives letter back several months later covered with swastika and antisemitic insult.

Letter to Belgium returned to Israeli marked with swastika

Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

Dozens of soccer fans chant about support for Hamas, gassing and burning Jews.

Soccer fans filmed singing about killing Jews in Belgium

The European country overwhelmed by the tsunami of immigration

What does the Belgian case tell us? That we need to think carefully before allowing for millions of economic migrants to enter Europe.Op-ed.

The European country overwhelmed by the tsunami of immigration

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Club Brugge facing sanctions after its supporters allegedly made antisemitic chants during a recent game against Belgian rival Anderlecht.

Belgian soccer club facing sanctions for antisemitic chants

Danny Danon condemns Belgium's decision to label products from Judea and Samaria

Former Israeli Ambassador to the UN: All action that supports boycott of Israeli products will receive a harsh response.

Danon condemns Belgium's labelling of Judea and Samaria products

Belgium to label products from Judea and Samaria

'Decision to label products harms both Israelis and Palestinians,' Israel's Foreign Min. says. Dep. FM Roll cancels meetings with Belgians.

Belgium to label products from Judea and Samaria

Belgian Jews struggling in wake of ban on kosher slaughter

With community having to import meat from other countries, a kosher meat shortage is causing increasing hardships for Belgium's Jews.

Belgian Jews struggling in wake of ban on kosher slaughter

World Jewish Congress slams EU court ruling upholding religious slaughter ban

EU Court of Justice ruling allows Belgium – and by extension other EU states – to ban religious ritual slaughter without pre-stunning.

WJC slams EU court ruling upholding religious slaughter ban

'Shechita ban sends message about how Jews are regarded'

Belgian Constitutional Court upholds regional ban on Jewish, Islamic ritual slaughter.

'Shechita ban sends message about how Jews are regarded'

Ten men to face trial in connection with 2016 Brussels attacks

Ten men accused of involvement in 2016 bomb attacks in Brussels will face trial, among them key suspect in 2015 ISIS Paris attacks.

Ten men to face trial in connection with 2016 Brussels attacks

Belgian Jews worried about security of community institutions

With the end of army protection, Belgian Jews worry that local police security will not be adequate to protect communal institutions.

Belgian Jews worried about security of community institutions

Belgium: 2 Jewish children die after being run over by truck

Sisters, ages 9 and 1, from hasidic community, killed while crossing the street in Antwerp, Belgium

Belgium: 2 Jewish children die after being run over by truck

Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

After controversy, Belgian town square to remove references to Latvian Nazi collaborators.

Belgium: Town to rename square honoring Nazi collaborators

Woman infected with 2 separate COVID variants dies in Belgium

Experts uncertain how co-infection impacts course of illness.

Woman infected with 2 separate COVID variants dies in Belgium

Belgian govt. to remove army protection from Jewish institutions in September

European Jewish Association alarmed by decision to remove army protection for Jewish institutions on September 1 despite high threat levels.

Belgian govt. to remove army protection from Jewish institutions

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

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.

Belgium: Anti-Semitism by key figure in Aalst carnival

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

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.

Young Israel slams EU court for upholding kosher slaughter ban

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.

Foreign Ministry: A terrible message to Europe's 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.

'ECJ decision banning non-stun slaughter will be felt by Jews'

Belgian court strikes down synagogue ban

Federal court responding to petition by group of Belgian synagogues nullifies government closure orders on houses of worship.

Belgian court strikes down synagogue ban

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.

Belgian court to rule on opening of synagogues

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.

4 passengers threaten to bomb Belgian train unless Jews get off

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

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.

Belgium now flying COVID patients to Germany