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Belgium

WGAS MEPs express concerns with upcoming Aalst Carnival

The Members of the European Parliament Working Group Against Antisemitism have published an open letter expressing concerns about the potential for racism and antisemitism at the upcoming Aalst Carnival in Belgium and calling on the local authorities to ensure that the festival be a space free of manifestations of hatred.

Owner of famous Liège restaurant caught singing Nazi chants and performing Nazi salute

Marc De Bruyn, new owner of the famous restaurant ‘Lequet’ in the city of Liège, Belgium, sang, in front of clients, Nazi chants and performed Nazi salute.

Belgian Jews warn against new forms of antisemitism ahead of Aalst Carnival

The president of Belgium’s CCOJB has warned the organisers of this year’s Aalst Carnival against any further displays of antisemitism.

Belgian Jews call on Brussels regional parliament to back motion against antisemitism

The CCOJB has called on members of the Brussels region parliament to vote in favour of a resolution proposing numerous practical steps aimed at fighting antisemitism.

Nazi-looted artwork found in Belgium’s Royal National Library

One of the works from the Dorville collection looted by the Nazis in 1942 has been found in Belgium’s Royal National Library (KBR).

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 things, 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."

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