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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.

Orthodox Jews in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2012

Antwerp mayor: Haredi ignoring COVID measures triggered antisemitism

Antwerp police have tolerated minyans, the minimum 0f 10 men needed for Orthodox worship, but have intervened when the requirement was exceeded.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
27/01/2021

Orphaned in Holocaust, Belgian survivors reunite over 70 years later

Did Belgian Queen Elizabeth – alongside Germans – save a home for Jewish children in Nazi-occupied Belgium?

26/01/2021

Head of Belgium’s Aalst carnival has made antisemitic comments online

The 2019 edition of the annual event featured several floats deemed antisemitic, including ones of Jews depicted as insects.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/01/2021
Orthodox Jews in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2012

Antwerp invites residents of Jewish neighborhoods for COVID-19 testing

Tests are voluntary. The city has delivered to letter boxes 6,500 personal invitations to be tested this weekend and on Jan. 24.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
23/01/2021
Orthodox Jews in Antwerp, Belgium, in 2012

Gazans filmed skating with Palestinian flag through Jewish neighborhood

Antisemitic incidents against Antwerp Jews, notably by those from a Muslim background, are common.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
13/01/2021

Jewish unity is the answer to the EU's kosher slaughter ban - opinion

Especially given Europe’s difficult past, it must do more to safeguard the human rights of the Jewish community and all citizens.

Jewish Agency urges European leaders not to follow Belgian kosher ban

Legislation prohibiting kosher slaughter in most of Belgium was recently upheld by the European Court of Justice.

Letters

Letters to the Editor December 21, 2020: Jab-berwocky

Readers of The Jerusalem Post have their say.

Cows. Illustrative

Hebrew U. law professor asks King of Belgium to reconsider kosher ban

Shetreet describes himself as "a jurist deeply concerned with the protection of freedom of conscience and religion and as an Israeli public figure."

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