In a significant effort to combat antisemitism and enhance security measures, the Diaspora Affairs Ministry brought a delegation of security personnel from Belgium to Israel.
The delegation, consisting of 35 members from the Belgian security forces including high-ranking police officers, participated in a specialized training program aimed at equipping them with the necessary tools to effectively handle attacks with an antisemitic background.
According to Diaspora Affairs Minister Amichai Chikli, this initiative aims to address the pressing concern of antisemitic incidents and strengthen the connection between security forces responsible for Jewish community safety. Chikli stated, “We recognize the need for improved training among security and emergency personnel who hold critical positions responsible for the safety of Jewish communities.”
Accompanied by Jean-Luc Bodson, Ambassador of Belgium to Israel, and Bart De Wever, Mayor of Antwerp, the delegation embarked on a visit to significant sites, including the Old City of Jerusalem and Yad Vashem.