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Belgium

Belgium expels imam who called for burning of Jews

A Moroccan imam who called for the “burning of Jews” in a 2009 video was banned from Belgium in October as a national security threat.

Club Brugge to be sanctioned for antisemitic chants

The sanctions commission of the Royal Belgian Football Association is investigating racist and antisemitic remarks by supporters during a recent match against rivals Anderlecht. 

Antisemitic graffiti comparing Jews to nazi found in Brussels

Antisemitic graffiti comparing Jews to nazi were found in Uccle (Brussels).

Antisemitic incidents in Belgium more than double in a year

The number of antisemitic incidents recorded in Belgium, including trivialisation and outright denial of the Holocaust, has more than doubled in the last year.

Belgium’s Constitutional Court fails to protect religious minorities

The president of Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB), Yohan Benizri, has criticised a ruling by Belgium's Constitutional Court, which upheld two decrees adopted in the regions of Flanders and Wallonia banning religious slaughter.

Belgian town square to remove references to Latvian Nazi collaborators

A Belgian town is removing from a local square most of its references to a group of Latvian SS soldiers, following allegations that the square honoured them.

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