The head of the Brussels-based European Jewish Association (EJA), Rabbi Menachem Margolin, branded as ‘’dubious, unsetting, and running counter to evidence’’ decision by the Flemish Parliament to effectively ban Kosher meat slaughter in Belgium by January 2019.
Paris Mayor Anne Hidalgo has called on the city’s police to prohibit a pro-Palestinian demonstration organised by extreme leftists groups Saturday afternoon in the center of Paris, after Jewish groups demanded a ban of the rally.
As Belgian royals, families of victims marked Wednesday the first anniversary of the Brussels terror attacks which killed 32 people and wounded hundreds at the airoport and at a metro station, a remembrance event was held at the European Jewish Building in the heart of the EU institutions.
Today’s attack, which targeted the very heart of our democracy in Westminster, will serve only to unite us against the scourge of violence and terrorism,’’ declared Britain’s Chief Rabbi Ephraim Mirvis.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte, of the center-right party VVD is set to win Wednesday’s parliament election and beat off a challenge from far-right poilitical leader Geert Wilders. Rutte’s People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy was projected to win 31 seats, a lost of 10 seats.