Tag Archive for Belgium

Belgium ends financial aid to PA education after school named for terrorist

Following Norwegian Foreign Minister’s lead that ended Norway’s financing of Palestinian schools, Belgium ends cooperation with the PA education ministry after their refusal to change school’s name glorifying Palestinian terrorist who massacred 38 Israeli civilians, 13 of them children.

By i24NEWS


Belgium’s Education Ministry announced Friday it would suspend its relations with the Palestinian Authority’s education ministry after it neglected to adhere to demands from Brussels to change the name of a school honoring a Palestinian terrorist, according to a report from Joods Actueel Jewish newspaper.

The move reportedly followed several appeals from Brussels to the PA to change the name of a Belgian-funded school named for Dalal Mughrabi located in the West Bank city of Hebron. Continue Reading »

Belgium stops funds to Palestinians after PA named school after children-killing terrorist

After the Palestinian Authority named a school after the terrorist who murdered 38 civilians, 13 of them children, Belgium ended all funding to the PA’s educational department, not willing to finance the adoration of a mass-murdering terrorist.
– WATCH: PM Netanyahu condemns PA’s propensity for naming sites & schools after terrorists. 

By Tzvi Lev


Belgium has decided to cut the funding it provides to the Palestinian Authority’s (PA) educational system after the PA named a school after Dalal Mughrabi, the woman responsible for one of the worst terrorist attacks in Israel’s history.

Belgium built the school in 2012-2013 near Hevron, and it was later named after Dalal Mughrabi, who led the terrorist attack in which 38 Israelis on a bus, including 13 children, were murdered in 1978’s Coastal Road Massacre. Continue Reading »

Belgian Animal Welfare Minister Calls For Complete Ban on Ritual Slaughter


Belgian cabinet minister Ben Weyts, once again calls for ban on Shechita in the country.

By Arutz Sheva Staff


Belgian cabinet minister and animal welfare minister Ben Weyts on Tuesday called for a complete ban on the ritual slaughter of animals.

Ben Weyts – Photo: Reuters

The decision will have a huge impact on the Muslim and Orthodox Jewish communities, for whom shechita (ritual slaughter) is an integral component of religious life.

Weyts, who is a member of the ruling center-right party New Flemish Alliance, cited resistance by Muslims to a compromise on ritual slaughter of animals: “Organizations within the Muslim community are just not open to any sort of compromise,” he said. Continue Reading »

Belgium prosecutor seeks 6 months jail for anti-Semitic performance of French comic Dieudonne


Controversial comedian who’s already been convicted in France, allegedly made further racist & anti-Semitic comments during a show performed in Belgium according to prosecutor, Damien Leboutte. 



Controversial French comic Dieudonne should serve six months in jail for alleged racist and anti-Semitic comments he made during a show in Belgium, a prosecutor said Wednesday.

hitler salute

Inverted Nazi salute

“His show is filled with defamatory and insulting comments which would make anyone want to throw up,” the Belga news agency quoted prosecutor Damien Leboutte as telling a court in the eastern city of Liege.

Dieudonne M’Bala M’Bala, whose father is from Cameroon, was not in court. Continue Reading »

Israeli Soccer Fans Overreact in Belgium After Anti-Semitic Chants

After Belgium football fans began making anti-Semitic comments, visiting supporters of Bietar Jerusalem caused ‘outrage & shame’ with their violent reaction.

By David Ben Shimol


Fans of the controversial Beitar Jerusalem team shocked the Israeli sports community after a small confrontation with fans of a rival team sparked a violent display at a game in Belgium Thursday night.

Beitar fans hurl smoke-bombs onto field in reaction to anti-Semitic chants by Belgium fans – screenshot

The fans threw smoke grenades and hung a racist flag at the outset of the game, leading play to be suspended. Heavy fines are expected to be imposed on the team, and the team’s owner has pledged to withdraw all support. Continue Reading »

Brussels Assassin Nabbed by French Police Still in Possession of AK-47 & Baseball-Hat


In a routine customs inspection, French Police in Marseilles arrest Mehdi Nemmouche, a 29-year-old French citizen, carrying an AK-47 assault rifle.



French police have arrested a suspect over the shooting last week at the Brussels Jewish Museum who apparently has ties to jihadi elements in Syria, a local media reported on Sunday.

A still image of the shooter.

Image of the shooter taken from the video of a security camera at the Jewish museum in Brussels. – Photo: Reuters

French citizen Mehdi Nemmouche, 29, was arrested Friday at a routine customs inspection at the Saint-Charles bus station in Marseilles, while he was on a bus from Amsterdam via Brussels. Continue Reading »

Racist Belgian MP: Zionists responsible for Holocaust

Belgium’s Parliament president condemns their revisionist lawmaker who said Zionists bankrolled the Holocaust, and did quasi-Nazi salute in the parliament.



The president of Belgium’s parliament condemned the actions of a lawmaker who said that Zionists were responsible for the Holocaust and performed a quasi-Nazi salute in parliament.

“I would like to reinforce my condemnation of these hateful acts,” Andre Flahaut said on Jan. 23 in reference to the actions of Laurent Louis, who on Jan. 16 said in parliament: “The Holocaust was set up and financed by the pioneers of Zionism.”

The Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism, a newly-established watchdog, pledged during its inaugural event to  focus much of its activities on Louis — an independent member of the lower house of Belgium’s Federal Parliament. Continue Reading »

Man holding knives arrested outside Israeli embassy in Belgium


Iranian national arrested for lurking across the street, spying on Israeli Embassy a few hours after armed Belgian arrested with hidden knives  at the embassy’s entrance.

By Itamar Eichner

The Shin Bet has recently declared a state of enhanced readiness in Israeli embassies across Europe, in the wake of a security incident which took place in Israel’s Belgian facility.

A few days ago, security agents stopped a Belgian national who had converted to Islam at the entrance to embassy grounds. During a physical search conducted on his person, the agents discovered knives on his body and the man was then transferred to Brussels police for interrogation. Continue Reading »

Belgium home to a 30% rise in anti-Semitism reports

A Belgian gov’t agency reportes number of anti-Semitic complaints represent just the ‘tip of the iceberg’ of real incidents & that the true figures (58%) correspond with last year’s rise in France.



Belgium saw a 30 percent increase in the number of anti-Semitic complaints filed in 2012, according to a government agency.

Boys with Israeli flags participate in a solidarity march for Israel in Brussels, Belgium

Boys with Israeli flags participate in a solidarity march for Israel in Brussels, Belgium, Nov. 25, 2012. – Photo by AP

Edouard Delruelle, president of the Centre for Equal Opportunities and Opposition to Racism, a Belgian government agency, said his organization documented 88 complaints of anti-Semitism in 2012, compared to 62 the previous year and 57 the year before that. Continue Reading »