"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.”


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


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.


Jewish Museum in Brussels reopens - but few feel safe

By Shirli Sitbon, September 18, 2014

Around 300 people attended the emotional reopening of the Brussels Jewish Museum on Sunday, four months after a gunman shot dead two Israeli tourists and two members of staff inside the building.

Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo told those present that Belgium had redoubled its fight against terrorism since the attack.


Accused killer 'was Isis torturer'

By Anshel Pfeffer, September 11, 2014

The alleged killer of four at the Brussels Jewish Museum in May beat Western hostages while fighting with Isis in Syria, according to a former prisoner of the terror group.


Accused Brussels killer ‘was Isis torturer’

By Daniel Easterman, September 8, 2014

The main suspect in the shooting of four people at the Jewish museum in Brussels was a torturer for Islamic State, according to a French journalist who was held captive by the terrorist group.