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Belgium

Orphaned in Holocaust, Belgian survivors reunite over 70 years later

After a temporal chasm of over seven decades, a group of Holocaust survivors who grew up in Belgian orphanages, had an emotional reunion recently on Zoom.

Flemish Parliament funds brochure honouring Nazi collaborators

The Coordinating Committee of Belgian Jewish Organisations has expressed outrage after a brochure honouring Nazi collaborators was published with funding from the Flemish Parliament.

Gaza twins make film skating with Palestinian flag through Antwerp Jewish neighborhood

Twin brothers from Gaza seeking asylum in Belgium filmed themselves roller skating through an Antwerp Jewish neighborhood with a Palestinian flag.

Belgian deputy PM makes false claims about vaccination in Israel

Belgian Deputy Prime Minister Petra De Sutter, of the Flemish Green party, made false claims about the rollout of COVID-19 vaccines in Israel.

Belgian Jewish students take action following antisemitic train announcement

In response, to an incident where four men took over a train interphone system and threatened to bomb a train, unless the "cancer Jews get off the train", the Union of Belgian Jewish Students (UEJB) broadcasted a message against antisemitism and discrimination on several national trains.

Investigation launched after antisemitic announcements on Belgian train

Belgian train operator SNCB has launched an official investigation into an antisemitic incident on a train from Antwerp to Mechelen.

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