NEWS FROM COMMUNITIES

Belgium

Yohan Benizri re-elected as head of CCOJB

Yohan Benizri has been re-elected as Secretary General of the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB).

Belgian Jews shocked by display of Nazi flag artwork in Brussels

The head of Belgium’s Jewish community said he was shocked by a display of an art work depicting a Nazi flag in central Brussels.

Brussels marks 75th anniversary of liberation from Nazi occupation

Around a hundred people took part in the commemoration of the 75th anniversary of the liberation of Brussels from Nazi occupation.

Wallonia’s shechita ban comes into effect

Legislation that effectively bans religious slaughter of meat for food in the Belgian region of Wallonia came into effect.

“Jews have ugly noses”, Belgian journalist writes in column attacking Israel

A Belgian journalist 'joked' about Jews’ noses and accused Israelis of stealing Palestinian land in the column of the Flemish newspaper De Morgen.

Belgian sports court says antisemitic chants by football supporters were offensive

The Belgian sports arbitration court said that antisemitic chants by supporters of Club Bruges were offensive, in a case brought by the Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations (CCOJB) and the Forum of Jewish Organisations (FJO).

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