web analytics
August 27, 2014 / 1 Elul, 5774
At a Glance
News & Views
Sponsored Post
Jerusalem Mayor Nir Barkat (L) visits the JewishPress.com booth at The Event. And the Winners of the JewishPress.com Raffle Are…

Congratulations to all the winners of the JewishPress.com raffle at The Event



Belgium Joins Jews in Fighting Anti-Semitism

Belgium's leader says he will join the Jews in fighting anti-Semitism.

Belgium’s government will join Jewish efforts in fighting anti-Semitism, according to the World Jewish Congress (WJC).

Belgian Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo pledged Monday following a meeting in Brussels to establish a joint commission with WJC and local Jews to “facilitate the exchange of information” on the issue.

The commitment came following a murderous attack by Islamist terrrorist Mehdi Nemmouche last week at the Brussels Jewish Museum, which left four people dead, including a couple from Tel Aviv. Two Jews were beaten and left in serious condition outside a synagogue in a Paris suburb less than 24 hours later.

The Brussels terrorist, who used a Kalashnikov assault rifle to carry out his attack, was tracked down and caught in France after having just returned from a round of fighting in Syria.

The Belgian prime minister told the WJC delegation he would help Jewish efforts to strengthen communal security, combat racism and strengthen Holocaust education. Di Rupo said he supported “closer European cooperation to fight radical movements” and said his nation would not tolerate “hate speech.”

European Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor warned recently at a news conference at Tel Aviv University that unless conditions begin to change, “Normative Jewish life in Europe is unsustainable.”

About the Author: JewishPress.com brings you the latest in Jewish news from around the world. Stay up to date by following up on Facebook and Twitter. Do you have something noteworthy to report? Submit your news story to us here.


If you don't see your comment after publishing it, refresh the page.

Our comments section is intended for meaningful responses and debates in a civilized manner. We ask that you respect the fact that we are a religious Jewish website and avoid inappropriate language at all cost.

If you promote any foreign religions, gods or messiahs, lies about Israel, anti-Semitism, or advocate violence (except against terrorists), your permission to comment may be revoked.

4 Responses to “Belgium Joins Jews in Fighting Anti-Semitism”

  1. Prime Minister Elio Di Rupo opens this comment piece as a stand up guy — badly needed in Europe. Is he alone among EU leaders ? The comment closes with another outstanding comment that really should alert all Jews in Europe – EU Jewish Congress president Moshe Kantor said the unless conditions begin to change, "Normative Jewish life in Europe is unsustainable." Who would of thought that anyone could make that statement – say – just 5 years ago ?

  2. Kjeld Hesselmann says:

    The cases of downright Jew-hatred in Europe comes nearly singlehanded from violent Muslims. The mainstream media always describe the offenders as “French," “Swedes," “Belgians”, and so on. This identity label mystifies the whole matter and concludes to the public that the Europeans have gone mad. No, it’s not so! It’s Muslims of various nationalities; un-absorbable in civilized Western Europe. The new EU-critical parties of Europe such as UKIP in UK, Freedom Party in Holland, The Sweden Democrats, and Denmark’s Danish People’s Party are all strongly critical of the influx of Muslim immigrants to Europe. Add to this fact their positive stand towards Israel’s right to defend her-self. Have this in mind next time mainstream media talks about new incidents of anti-Semitism in European cities.

  3. Anonymous says:

    Absolutely 100% correct. Some Israeli press and ill informed Americans are deliberately promoting sensationalistic and alarmist rhetoric without in the latter case any knowledge whatsoever and in the former, to sell newspapers. Americans may wish to check whats on their own doorstep first before criticising Europe. Or maybe they have !

  4. Maynard Miller says:

    Mark one up for the "Good Guys"

Comments are closed.

SocialTwist Tell-a-Friend

Current Top Story
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman
Political Fallout Begins From Ceasefire
Latest News Stories
Foreign Minister Avigdor Liberman

Israel’s political landscape awoke Wednesday to the latest ceasefire with a sharp round of criticism for Prime Minister Netanyahu, and jostling for position amongst senior politicians who have begun to smell the aroma of early elections, possibly in the first half of 2015. Even prior to the end of Operation Protective Edge, members of the […]

Palestinian terrorists threw stones at Jewish-owned cars in the Wadi Joz section of Jerusalem Wednesday. Three children were injured and treated on the spot. A 22-year-old man was arrested, and police told Israel Radio the man has confessed to other incidents as well. In Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, Palestinians threw rocks at the Jerusalem light […]

Gaza may have been turned upside down, but at least Hamas managed to kill a few Jews.

Nearly 90 percent of Gaza residents support attacks on Israel, say rockets help ‘deterrence’

Israeli Police sapper inspecting a mortar shell fired from Gaza Strip in Eshkol Regional Council earlier this year.

Chaim Yellin: We don’t want government support. We need quiet in the morning.

Mortar fire crossed the border into northern Israel from Syria near Quneitra. Two cars were damaged. Accidental shelling?

NYC lawmaker Laurie Cumbo presses Miami-Dade officials to find Rabbi Joseph Raksin’s murderer.

Former US Middle East envoy Martin Indyk warns Israel’s self-defense in Gaza has increased tensions with Washington – again.

A baby was hurt when Palestinian terrorists stoned the car she was driving in near the Samaria community of Yitzhar this morning. According to reports on the Hebrew-language 0404 website, the driver of the vehicle escaped the scene of the attack and reached a nearby IDF base safely. There, the baby was treated for her […]

The Zara clothing firm fell ‘fashion flat’ with a toddler tee allegedly a “sheriff’s shirt” in Israel – bearing a yellow, 6-pointed star.

The majority of the reactions are against the truce, and all voiced skepticism about its viability.

Released for Publication: The IDF has released the names of the 2 killed by Hamas mortars yesterday…

Simon Wiesenthal Center called on US to denounce the rigged UNHRC Commission on Gaza.

Neither side achieved its stated goal: the Gaza blockade will not be lifted and Hamas will not be disarmed.

Asher Schwartz, the JewishPress.com cartoonist lives 2 blocks away from the house that was hit Tuesday morning by the new Hamas rocket. All the windows in his apartment were blown out from the blast (and his neighbor’s windows too). His ears are ringing. Keep safe Asher.

“The time has come for us to say, that our true war is not aimed at opening the border crossings. Our true war is aimed at the liberation of Jerusalem, Allah willing.”

One of the seriously wounded people from the Hamas rocket attack on the Eshkol region has died…

More Articles from Jewish Press News Briefs

Palestinian terrorists threw stones at Jewish-owned cars in the Wadi Joz section of Jerusalem Wednesday. Three children were injured and treated on the spot. A 22-year-old man was arrested, and police told Israel Radio the man has confessed to other incidents as well. In Shuafat, in northern Jerusalem, Palestinians threw rocks at the Jerusalem light […]

A baby was hurt when Palestinian terrorists stoned the car she was driving in near the Samaria community of Yitzhar this morning. According to reports on the Hebrew-language 0404 website, the driver of the vehicle escaped the scene of the attack and reached a nearby IDF base safely. There, the baby was treated for her […]

Released for Publication: The IDF has released the names of the 2 killed by Hamas mortars yesterday…

One of the seriously wounded people from the Hamas rocket attack on the Eshkol region has died…

Hamas and other Gazan terrorists fired 4,594 rockets and mortars at Israel…

The IDF has activated all the counter-terrorist teams in the town.

If you can’t kill an Israeli, you can always kill your fellow Gazan.

    Latest Poll

    Do you think the FAA ban on US flights to Israel is political?






    View Results

    Loading ... Loading ...

Printed from: http://www.jewishpress.com/news/breaking-news/belgium-joins-jews-in-fighting-anti-semitism/2014/06/03/

Scan this QR code to visit this page online: