Belgium

Muslim woman who defied far-right protesters posted antisemitic messages

By Rosa Doherty, May 23, 2016

A young Muslim woman whose picture went viral after she posed defiantly in front of anti-Islam protesters has come under fire after her own antisemitic social media posts came to light.

Zakia Belkhiri’s photo showed her posing for a selfie against the backdrop of the far-right demonstration in Belgium and was heralded as a symbol for peace and anti-racism.

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After Brussels: 'They don't understand security here'

By James Marlow, March 31, 2016

following last week's terrorist outrages in Brussels, members of Belgium's Jewish community - itself the target of a horrific attack in 2014 - have criticised the country's government over what they believe are major security failures.

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Daesh terror attack on Brussels kills 31; Israeli is injured

By Josh Jackman, March 22, 2016

Terrorist attacks in Brussels by Daesh have left at least 31 people dead and 250 injured, with an Israeli listed as one of the wounded.

Zaventem airport and Maalbeek metro station - which is located near to the European Commission - were targeted in the attacks on the Belgian capital city this morning.

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"We're afraid to go to synagogue" says Belgian chief rabbi

By Naomi Firsht, November 25, 2015

European Jewish leaders have spoken of their heightened fears following the atrocities in Paris a week and a half ago.

Roger Cukierman president of Crif, France’s Jewish umbrella body, told French radio RTL two days after the attacks: “We are in a world war.”

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French comedian Dieudonné jailed for questioning the Holocaust

By Josh Jackman, November 25, 2015

French comedian Dieudonné M'Bala M'Bala has been jailed for two months after questioning the existence of the Nazi gas chambers during a stand-up performance.

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Welcome to Molenbeek, the jihadi nest at heart of Europe

By Anshel Pfeffer, November 19, 2015

One neighbourhood in western Brussels has become the focus of attention for European security services in the wake of the Paris attack.

It has emerged that the suburb of Molenbeek served as a planning and logistics base for the jihadis.

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Paris mayor: Jewish life is vibrant here

By Nathan Jeffay, May 14, 2015

With her city's Jews still reeling after the Hyper Cacher supermarket murders in January, the Mayor of Paris gave an impassioned speech in Jerusalem this week on her determination to fight antisemitism.

Anne Hidalgo did not limit herself to general statements, but also addressed the thorny topic of whether opposition to Israel is sometimes used to obscure Jew-hatred.

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Jewish schools close in Belgium and Holland after terror threat

By Josh Jackman, January 16, 2015

Jewish schools in Belgium and the Netherlands will remain closed on Friday due to fears they could be targeted by Islamist terrorists.

Schools in Antwerp and Brussels cancelled lessons for the day, while the only Orthodox institution in Amsterdam, the Jewish Children Community Cheder, also closed its doors as a precaution.

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Antwerp on alert after knife attack

By Josh Jackman, November 20, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels "fragile" after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man reportedly leaving a bar early on Saturday morning.

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Antwerp Jewish community reeling after stab attack

By Josh Jackman, November 17, 2014

A Jewish leader in Antwerp has said the community feels “fragile” after a Charedi man was stabbed on his way to synagogue this weekend.

Yehosha Malik, 31, was attacked by a man who reportedly targeted his victim after exiting a bar early on Saturday morning.

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