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Friendship story between a Jewish survivor of the Holocaust and the son of a nationalist and nazi
Holocaust survivor and Nazi sympathizer's son forge friendship in Belgium

Now the two men, both in their 80s, have forged a close friendship that has become a symbol of reconciliation in their native Belgium.

By REUTERS
23/10/2020
Belgium
Iranian diplomat warned of retaliation over Belgian bomb plot trial

Assadi is one of the first Iranian diplomats to face trial on terrorism charges in the European Union.

By REUTERS
09/10/2020
Orthodox Jews in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2012
Antwerp Jews to lose army protection under new Belgium government’s plan

Approximately 18,000 Jews live in the city in close proximity. Several troops protect its Jewish quarter.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
03/10/2020
Belgium’s new justice minister has spoken of Jewish lobby

In February, when Justice Minister Vincent Van Quickenborne was the Mayor of Kortrijk he tweeted that the “Jewish lobby is working extra hours. After Aalst, now Washington."

Belgian city finds its former mayor's heart in a fountain

The relic is mentioned in civic documents, but until it was found "no one really believed it," Verviers city councilor Maxime Degey told Reuters.

By REUTERS
10/09/2020
Belgium
Belgian police laughed, gave Nazi salute when suspect died in custody

Jozef Chovanec died in police custody in 2018, but recently revealed images of the incident raise questions about police conduct.

Belgian paper contains cartoon labeling Jewish town 'coronavirus village'

The August 7 drawing in Le Soir by artist Pierre Kroll, who has fought off allegations of antisemitism for several previous drawings, shows a tourist bus under the title “Go Visit Antwerp.”

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
15/08/2020
Belgium's choice: Join Israel in promoting tolerance or fund anti-Zionism

Belgium has a choice. It can join Israel in being a light unto the nations and help promote tolerance or it can stand on the wrong side of history by funding groups out to silence the Jewish state.

FM reprimands Belgium for supporting NGOs aiming to silence pro-Israel voices

The Belgian Foreign Ministry added it does not necessarily share the goals of the organizations that it funds, and that it opposes “racism, antisemitism and discrimination.”

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