Belgium


Shechitah Banned in Two Out of Three Belgian Regions

The parliament in Flanders, Belgian’s northern Flemish-speaking region, voted on Wednesday to ban all slaughter of animals without pre-stunning. There are no exemptions for religious slaughter as there are in…

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Belgian PM: Push Brexit Button; U.K. Must Pay

British expectations in its divorce proceedings from the European Union are “not realistic,” Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel said Friday, sending a clear warning that Britain will not escape having…

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New Proposal Threatens Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Religious communities in Belgium expressed grave concern over proposed legislation that would make stunning a requirement even for kosher and halal meat production. The bill, which would affect the country’s…

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Car Tries to Ram Antwerp Shopping Area; Security Tightened

Belgian authorities tightened security on Thursday in the port city of Antwerp after a Frenchman drove his car at high speed through a busy shopping area, forcing pedestrians to jump…

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Belgian Woman Arrested Over Possible Attack Plan

Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of helping people who planned to launch an attack somewhere in Europe. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the 24-year-old woman, identified as Molly…

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Belgian Woman Arrested Over Possible Attack Plan

Belgian authorities have arrested a woman suspected of helping people who planned to launch an attack somewhere in Europe. Federal prosecutors said Thursday that the 24-year-old woman, identified as Molly…

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Court Upholds Religious Slaughter in Belgium

Leaders of Belgium’s Jewish community cautiously celebrated a high court decision that pronounced a proposed ban on shechitah and halal slaughter to be unconstitutional. Rabbi Pinchos Kornfeld, president of Antwerp’s…

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Diplomatic Row With Belgium Over Left-Wing NGO’s

The issue of Belgian funding of left-wing Israeli groups touched off a diplomatic row on Wednesday as Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu instructed the Foreign Ministry to summon the Belgian Ambassador…

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Netanyahu Raises NGO Funding With Belgian PM

Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu made funding of left-wing NGO’s in Israel an international issue for the second time this week, during a meeting with Belgian Prime Minister Charles Michel…

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Belgian Authorities Detain 7 During Anti-Terror Raids

Belgian police have detained seven people in a series of anti-terror raids in the Brussels area relating to an investigation into the possible return of terrorists from Syria. The federal…

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