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Israeli ambassador slams Belgian daily for “distorted and devious antisemitism”

Israel's ambassador to Belgium Emmanuel Nahshon condemned the leading Flemish daily de Standaard for publishing an opinion piece that claimed, among other thing, that Palestinians, "who did not participate in the massacre of European Jews by the Nazis have to pay the price for that crime or are accused of antisemitism."

Belgian daily accuses Jewish MP of spying for Israel

The editor in chief of a Belgian daily newspaper accused a Jewish lawmaker of spying for Israel in parliament.

UNESCO removes antisemitic Belgian carnival from heritage list

A Belgian carnival has been removed from UNESCO’s Intangible Cultural Heritage list after officials found the "recurrence of racist and antisemitic representations" to be incompatible with its principles.

Belgian Holocaust museum cancels event honouring anti-Israel activist

Belgium’s main Holocaust museum canceled its plan to host an award ceremony for a promoter of sanctions against Israel who said Israel’s supporters “vastly inflate” antisemitism.

Belgian carnival town renounces UNESCO title over antisemitic float

The famed Belgian carnival town of Aalst is renouncing its place on the U.N. cultural heritage list, saying it is "sick" of widespread complaints that this spring’s edition contained blatant antisemitism.

Swastikas painted on Brussels town hall

Three swastikas have been painted on the town hall of the Brussels municipality of Woluwe-Saint-Pierre/Sint-Pieters-Woluwe.

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