Belgium Steps in to Help UNRWA

In the wake of the U.S. decision to stop over half its annual funding of UNRWA, the agency that provides assistance to Palestinians in the Mideast turned to the international…

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Jewish Groups Challenge Belgian Shechitah Ban in High Court

Jewish groups in Belgium have brought legal action before the country’s highest court, asking it to overturn legislation that would effectively ban kosher and halal meat production. This past summer,…

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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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