Belgian Jewish community outraged by proposal to ban kosher slaughter

04/09/2017 4:20 PM

Pressure from animal rights groups has led two of Belgium’s three regions to consider banning shechita (ritual slaughter) in 2019, in what some Belgian Jewish leaders

A Belgian soldier stands guard near Brussels airport in March 2016 0

Belgium Missed 13 Chances to Unmask Paris Attackers

10/09/2016 10:30 AM Updated: 6 months ago

Brussels (AFP) – Belgian police missed 13 opportunities to unmask the participants of the deadly Paris November attacks before the events, according to an internal report

Mohamed Abrini was seen driving Paris attacks suspect Salah Abdeslam two days before the atrocities in 2015 0

US Terror Sanctions on Suspect in Brussels, Paris Attacks

08/03/2016 7:36 PM Updated: 8 months ago

(AFP). The United States on Wednesday designated a suspect in the Brussels and Paris attacks known as “the man in the hat” as a global terrorist,

Belga/AFP/File / Nicolas Maeterlinck. Brussels has remained on high alert since Islamic State-claimed suicide bomb attacks at the airport and in the metro in March that left 32 people dead 0

Man Charged in ‘Belgium Attack Plot’

07/30/2016 11:01 PM Updated: 8 months ago

(AFP). Belgian authorities on Saturday charged a man over an alleged plot to launch a new attack in Belgium as Europe remained on edge following a

Photo by Eoghan OLionnain via Flickr (Creative Commons) 
Brussels Police in July 2011 0

Belgian Police Surround Suspicious Man in Long Coat With Protruding Wires

07/20/2016 12:44 PM

Heavily armed Belgian police officers surrounded a man behaving suspiciously while wearing “a long coat with protruding wires” in Brussels, according to Belgian media reports cited

A team of jihadists killed 130 people across Paris on November 13, 2015 0

Belgium Hands Over Two Paris Attacks Suspects to France

07/06/2016 8:11 PM Updated: 9 months ago

(AFP). Belgium has handed over to France two men believed to have helped a key suspect in the November 13 Paris attacks flee to Brussels, Belgian

Photo by thierry ehrmann via Flickr (Creative Commons) 0

Members of Islamic State Terror Cell Sentenced Up to 16 Years in Prison in Belgium

07/05/2016 4:10 PM

Members of an Islamic State terror cell received sentences of up to 16 years jail time by a Belgian judge who carried out the prison terms on Tuesday, various

Photo credit: Google Street View 0

Banning Kosher Shechita Unconstitutional, Belgian Court Rules

06/30/2016 8:01 AM Updated: 10 months ago

Banning kosher shechita (ritual slaughter) is unconstitutional, a Belgian court ruled Wednesday. Under the ruling, shechita, which is essential to the Orthodox Jewish population for the consumption of

Europe, Belgium, Brussels, Antwerp Security at Jewish Institution 0

Jewish Student in Belgium Subjected to Anti-Semitic Abuse by Fellow Students

06/19/2016 4:03 PM Updated: 10 months ago

A 12-year-old Jewish boy has been the target of anti-Semitic abuse and harassment at a Belgian school, various media report. The boy’s mother ominously described one

Bombings at Brussels airport have revived criticism of the alleged weakness of Belgian police and its intelligence services, charges that local officials have rejected 0

Belgian Police Arrest Four, Find ‘Traces’ of Terror Attack Plot

05/25/2016 7:27 PM Updated: 11 months ago

(AFP). Police found “traces” of a plot to launch a new attack in Belgium when they arrested four people suspected of recruiting jihadists for Syria and Libya,

AFP/File / Emmanuel Dunand. Belgium hiked its terror threat to its highest level after a triple suicide bombing in Brussels on March 22 0

Belgium Rejects Financial Aid Request by Daughters of Slain Israeli Couple

05/19/2016 7:32 PM Updated: 11 months ago

(JNS). Belgium’s government refused to provide financial assistance requested by the daughters of Israeli parents who were killed in the 2014 terror attack on the Brussels-based

Belgian cabinet minister Ben Weyts 

Photo via Wikipedia 0

Belgian Cabinet Minister Calls for Ban on Shechita (Ritual Slaughter) in Country

05/15/2016 6:23 PM Updated: 11 months ago

Belgian cabinet minister and animal welfare minister Ben Weyts called on Tuesday for a complete ban on the ritual slaughter of animals, following resistance to compromise

BELGA/AFP/File / Eric Lalmand
Belgium launched its first attacks against IS in Iraq in late 2014 as part of the US-led coalition, but decided against strikes in Syria amid public fears over getting dragged into a wider conflict. 0

Belgium to Begin Air Strikes Against IS in Syria, Government Says

05/13/2016 9:30 AM Updated: 11 months ago

(AFP) – Belgium will extend its F-16 air strikes against Islamic State jihadists in Iraq into Syria, the government said Friday, as it grapples with the

Photo credit: AP Photo / Mary Altaffer 0

NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton Says NYPD Wasn’t Prepared for 9/11

05/01/2016 5:40 PM

The NYPD was not sufficiently prepared for the terror attacks of September 11, 2001, NYPD Police Commissioner Bill Bratton said Sunday. Bratton’s acknowledgement was made on

Screenshot via Google Maps. Great Synagogue of Europe in Brussels. 0

Passover Events in Brussels to Commence as Planned Despite Security Concerns

04/18/2016 12:11 PM

Public Passover celebrations will be held as planned in Brussels, Belgium, despite fears of terrorism and recent attacks, community officials and rabbinic leaders confirmed. In March,

A police officer on patrol during an anti-terror operation in Brussels, March 25, 2016 (AFP Photo/Patrick Stollarz) 0

Belgium Releases Paris Attacks Suspects Without Charge

04/13/2016 7:28 AM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). Three people arrested in Brussels in connection with the November Paris attacks have been released without charge, Belgian prosecutors said on Wednesday. “Within the case

Belgian soldiers are still guarding key sites across Brussels 0

Belgium Charges Two New Brussels Attacks Suspects

04/12/2016 7:29 AM

(AFP). Belgium has charged two new suspects over last month’s deadly Brussels airport and metro attacks, as police pursue the investigation “night and day”, the federal

Belgian Federal Police/AFP. CCTV footage shows Mohamed Abrini, who was seen driving a car with Salah Abdeslam two days before the Paris terror attacks in November 2015 0

Belgium Arrests Paris Attacks Suspect and Four Others

04/08/2016 5:54 PM

(AFP). Paris attacks suspect Mohamed Abrini was arrested along with four other people in a series of raids Friday linked to the deadly Brussels airport and

Salah Abdeslam 0

Paris Attacker Abdeslam Designated ‘Global Terrorist’ by US State Department

04/05/2016 11:24 AM

Salah Abdeslam, one of the main perpetrators behind the November 13 terror attacks in Paris, has been  designated as a Specially Designated Global Terrorist (SDGT) by

Belga/AFP/File / Benoit Doppagne. Tents where authorities are running a series of tests are pictured at the Brussels Airport on March 29, 2016 in Zaventem 0

Belgian Economy Suffers as Devastated Airport Struggles to Reopen

04/01/2016 5:41 PM Updated: 1 year ago

(AFP). More than a week after its departure hall was wrecked in twin suicide blasts, Brussels airport remains closed, wreaking havoc on the aviation industry and