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EU Rabbis: Bans on kosher slaughter 'hounding out' Europe's Jews

Conference of European Rabbis says the latest Greek kosher slaughter ruling "sends a shudder down the spine of Jews throughout Europe."

EU Rabbis: Bans on kosher slaughter 'hounding out' Europe's Jews

'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'

The ignorant antisemitism of Europe's top judges

The EU shechita ban indicates that its judges can place themselves in the mind of a cow more easily than in that of a religious Jew. Op-ed.

The ignorant antisemitism of Europe's top judges

Real cruelty to animals is ignored in Europe, humane shechita is banned

EJC hypocrisy ignores the cruelty to animals on the holiday of St. Igantius, not to mention bullfights and foie gras. Opinion.

Real cruelty to animals is ignored in Europe, shechita is banned

Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

Chair of Poland's Law and Justice party says new bill will allow slaughter for national, religious, needs.

Will kosher slaughter be allowed in Poland?

EU Advocate General: Shechita bans are unlawful

Jewish groups praise Advocate General Gerard Hogan for telling court bans on ritual slaughter are illegal.

EU Advocate General: Shechita bans are unlawful

'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.'

'Shechita ban could be part of creeping expulsion of Jews'

Student group at Oxford calls for ban on kosher meat

Oxford University student association calls for measure to bar school for offering kosher or halal meat.

Student group at Oxford calls for ban on kosher meat

Haredi journalist runs for Belgian parliament

Belgian-Jewish journalist expected to win seat in Belgian parliament with center-right party in bid to combat ban on kosher slaughter.

Haredi journalist runs for Belgian parliament

'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.

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

Report: Poland to vote on restricting kosher meat exports

Limitations on 'unnatural slaughter' may make it 'very difficult' to perform kosher slaughter, European Jewish group says.

Report: Poland to vote on restricting kosher meat exports

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

French-speaking Belgian Jews sue to overturn ban on ritual slaughter.

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

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

Brussels rabbi implores EU official to defend ritual slaughter in Belgium.

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

'Banning kosher slaughter attacks our status as equal citizens'

European Jewish Congress slams decision by Belgian lawmakers to effectively ban kosher slaughter of meat.

'Banning kosher slaughter attacks our status as equal citizens'

Belgian region outlaws kosher slaughter

Wallonia government outlaws kosher slaughter, Jewish world expresses outrage.

Belgian region outlaws kosher slaughter

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.'

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

Belgian court rules shechita bans unconstitutional

Kosher meat production to enjoy constitutional protection from legislative bans.

Belgian court rules shechita bans unconstitutional

French Jews, Muslims unite to defend shechitah

No future for French Jewry without shechitah, Jewish leader warns.

French Jews, Muslims join forces to defend ritual slaughter

Belgian Minister: Time to ban ritual slaughter

Belgian cabinet minister calls for ban on Shechita in the country.

Belgian Minister: Time to ban ritual slaughter

Belgium Won't Ban Kosher Slaughter

Belgium’s Minister for Animal Welfare advises a European Jewish group that kosher slaughter will not be banned in the country.

Belgium Won't Ban Kosher Slaughter, Says Minister

UK: Muslims, Jews Fight Proposed Kosher, Halal Ban

Muslim and Jewish communities in Britain unite to fend off allegations that ritual slaughter equates 'animal cruelty.'

Backlash Continues Against Calls to Ban Kosher Slaughter in UK

Deputy British PM Opposes Kosher Slaughter Ban

"No government of which I’m part" will ban shechita, says Britain’s Deputy Prime Minister Nick Clegg.

Deputy British PM Opposes Kosher Slaughter Ban

Britain's Top Vet Calls For Shechita Ban

Britain may join Poland and Denmark in banning ritual slaughter for 'cruelty,' announces veterinary association president.

Britain's Top Vet Calls For Shechita Ban

EC President to Protect Jews' Rights

Jose Manuel Barroso, the president of the European Commission (EC), meets European rabbis in wake of latest anti-Semitism.

European Commission President Promises to Protect Jews' Rights

Rabbi: Kosher Slaughter Ban Not Anti-Semitic

Copenhagen rabbi: ban on kosher slaughter is problematic, but false accusations of anti-Semitism won’t help.

Rabbi: Kosher Slaughter Ban Not Anti-Semitic

MK: Kosher Slaughter Ban 'The Height of Hypocrisy'

Jewish Home MK Ayelet Shaked attacks Denmark over kosher slaughter ban, notes Danes vetoed Israeli fur ban a few years ago.

Shaked: Kosher Slaughter Ban 'The Height of Hypocrisy'

Rabbi Lau: We'll Act to Reverse Danish Ban

Israeli officials react to Denmark’s decision to ban kosher slaughter as of next week. Bennett: "We stand behind the Jewish community."

Rabbi Lau: We'll Act to Reverse Danish Slaughter Ban

Joining Bandwagon, Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter

Denmark has joined the growing list of European countries to ban kosher slaughter. The ban is to take effect next week.

Joining Bandwagon, Denmark Bans Kosher Slaughter

Polish Official Calls to End Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's human rights ombudsman says Warsaw should advance legislation to legalize kosher slaughter, as a matter of human rights.

Polish Official Calls for End to Ban on Kosher Slaughter

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Jews and Muslims cooperate in bringing official complaint to EU against Polish ban on ritual slaughter (shechita).

Jews and Muslims Have Joint Beef With Polish Ban

Polish President: Hope to Resolve Shechita Issue

President of Poland, Bronisław Komorowski, says his government was very concerned over the ban on kosher slaughter in his country.

Polish President: We Hope to Resolve Shechita Issue Soon

Poland's Top Court to Rule on Kosher Slaughter Ban

Poland's top court will consider whether Jews and Muslims can perform kosher and halal slaughter despite a recent ban.

Poland's Top Court to Rule on Kosher Slaughter Ban

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Slaughter Ban

Pope Francis has ordered an investigation into a Polish ban on the ritual kosher slaughter of animals, says WJC head Ron Lauder.

Pope to 'Investigate' Polish Ban on Kosher Slaughter

Polish Minister: Court Needs to Rule on Slaughter

Poland's top court will have to rule whether kosher slaughter can be performed, says Polish Minister Michal Boni.

Polish Minister: Top Court Needs to Rule on Slaughter Ban

Polish Minister Promises to Fight Slaughter Ban

The Polish Minister in charge of a committee on solving the kosher slaughter ban says he's prepared to go to the Constitutional Court.

Polish Minister Promises to Fight Kosher Slaughter Ban

Polish PM to Form Committee to Discuss Slaughter

Polish Prime Minister gives his consent to the establishment of a committee that will find a solution to allow kosher slaughtering.

Polish PM to Form Committee to Discuss Kosher Slaughter

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Shechita Ban

European Jewish Association calls for united efforts towards reversing the Polish parliament's decision to ban kosher slaughter.

Europe's Jews Call for Unity Over Polish Shechita Ban

Israel Summons Polish Ambassador On Shechitah Ban

Poland's ambassador was summoned to Jerusalem to register a formal protest against that nation’s ban against ritual slaughter (shechitah).

Israel Summons Polish Ambassador Over Shechitah Ban

Knesset Speaker Tells Poland: Rethink Shechita Ban

MK Edelstein: Poland has moral duty to change 'unacceptable decision' on kosher slaughter

Knesset Speaker Tells Poland: Rethink Shechita Ban

Poland Strikes Down Kosher Slaughter Bill

Poland's parliament rejects the ritual slaughter of livestock for food, angering the Jewish community as well as farmers and exporters.

Poland Strikes Down Bill to Reinstate Kosher Slaughter