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A man walks through the water in an area affected by floods following heavy rainfalls in Bad Neuenah

German, Belgian flood deaths rise to 170 as search continues

Some 170 people have died in the flooding in western Germany, in the country's worst natural disaster in more than half a century. That included about 90 in the Ahrweiler district south of Cologne.

By REUTERS
17/07/2021

UAE ambassador tours Belgian Jewish sites, a 'major milestone'

The visit included a traditional kosher and halal lunch at the well-known Hoffy’s restaurant.

The spread of the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in Zaventem

Iranian woman's suitcase sparked evacuation of Brussels airport

The flight the Iranian woman was on was reportedly turned back to Brussels and the woman was arrested.

12/07/2021

Chairman of EJA urges Belgian gov' to reconsider the removal of security from Jewish neighborhoods

Amidst the rise of antisemitic attacks on Jews globally, the Belgian government has decided to remove the Belgian army from the Jewish neighborhoods it was securing.

Belgium to remove military protecting Jews even amidst rising antisemitism

Belgian government reducing military presence in Jewish neighborhoods and institutions across the country

By LAUREN MORGANBESSER
23/06/2021

Belgian soccer star defends chanting he’d ‘rather die than be a Jew’

Noa Lang wrote an unapologetic message on Instagram on Saturday following the discovery of a video showing the 21-year-old Holland native chanting about Jews following a match in which his club.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/05/2021

Iranian gets 20 years for bomb plot, first official tried since 1979 revolution

Belgian authorities have said they will oppose any potential swap deal with Western prisoners, prosecution lawyers said.

By REUTERS
05/05/2021

New coronavirus variant identified in Europe

The origin of the variant is still unknown, but it is descended from another one first identified in the Democratic Republic of the Congo in April of last year.

Jewish school in Antwerp

Antwerp faculty at Orthodox school strike due to kids not tested for COVID

The strike was over the failure of some parents to comply with the Education Ministry’s requirement that any student attending school be tested twice for the virus.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
06/02/2021

Belgian conviction of Iran diplomat for bomb plot is a milestone

Iran’s use of diplomats to plan terror attacks is very unusual – most countries do not use diplomats to plan terror attacks.

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