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Belgium

Holocaust survivor Paul Sobol passed away

Paul Sobol, one of the last Belgian survivors of the Auschwitz camps died, announces his son. May his memory be a blessing.

Local far right Flemish politician caught in online antisemitic rant

A local politician of the far right Vlaams Belang party was caught in an online antisemitic rant on Facebook.

Renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium to open in 2025

The renovated Jewish Museum of Belgium that will be topped with a Belvedere is to open in 2025.

Antwerp tightens security in Jewish quarter after deadly Vienna shootout

Security has been tightened in Antwerp’s Jewish quarter following a deadly shootout in Vienna which took place near a synagogue and has been described as a terror attack.

Brussels Times uses photo of haredi Jew for coronavirus worldwide article

The Brussels Times, an English language Brussels-based publication, shared an article reporting on the number of coronavirus cases worldwide with the article photo showing an ultra-Orthodox Jewish man with a medical mask standing at the Western Wall.

Antwerp Jews to lose army protection under new Belgium government’s plan

Antwerp’s Jewish community will lose its military protection under a plan by Belgium’s new government to eliminate the presence of soldiers in urban centers.

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