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Belgian Jewish Official Ties Attacks To Treatment Of Jews

‘Jews are the canary in the coal mine,’ says president of Belgian League Against Anti-Semitism.

03/26/2016 - 21:32
Staff Writer

Purim celebrations were largely canceled in Brussels this week, not only at the request of the police but because they would have been unseemly after Tuesday’s terrorist attacks that killed at least 31 and injured 270 more.

A view of bomb damage at the Brussels airport on March 22, 2016. JTA

With Purim Blowout Canceled, Haredi Rockers Provide Belgian Jews Solace In Private Show

03/24/2016 - 16:30
JTA

When they boarded a plane for Belgium on Monday, the Haredi pop stars Gil and Aryeh Gat were on a mission to bring extra cheer to one of the world’s happiest Jewish events: Purim in Antwerp.

Haredi pop stars Gil and Aryeh Gat. JTA

Ukraine To Allocate $1 Million For Babi Yar Memorial

03/24/2016 - 10:58

The Ukrainian government pledged to allocate approximately $1 million toward the construction of a Holocaust memorial monument at the Babi Yar ravine in Kiev.

Babi Yar Memorial. Wikimedia Commons

Brussels Jewish Community On Edge

Lockdown after twin attacks kill at least 34; Netanyahu links Belgium, Istanbul attacks to Israel’s terror fight at home.

03/22/2016 - 17:14

Jewish schools and other institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at least 34 people at the main airport and in the metro in Brussels.

A view of bomb damage at Zaventem Airport in Brussels following Tuesday’s terrorist attack in the Belgian capital.

At Least 34 Dead In Brussels Attacks, Belgium’s Jewish Schools Locked Down

03/22/2016 - 10:32

Jewish schools and other institutions in Antwerp and Brussels went into lockdown following attacks in Belgium that killed at least 34 people at the main airport and in the metro in Brussels.

A view of bomb damage at Zaventem Airport in Brussels following a terrorist attack in the Belgian capital, March 22, 2016. JTA

Jewish Group On Brussels Attacks: ‘Shots At The Heart Of Europe’

03/22/2016 - 10:26

Jewish groups expressed shock and anger following a series of attacks that left at least 34 dead in the Belgian capital.

The aftermath of an explosion in a metro train in Brussels, March 22, 2016. JTA

Hitler’s Copy Of ‘Mein Kampf’ Sells At Auction For Over $20K

03/21/2016 - 14:43

Adolf Hitler’s personal copy of his autobiography “Mein Kampf” sold at auction for more than $20,000.

Historic copies of Adolf Hitler’s “Mein Kampf” are displayed during the book launch of a new critical edition. JTA

Anti-Semitism Fight Must Be United, Parliamentarians At Berlin Forum Say

03/14/2016 - 11:36

Berlin — Jewish communities must not be left to fend for themselves against anti-Semitism, Jewish leaders and politicians said at the third major interparliamentary conference on anti-Semitism.

The Inter-parliamentary Coalition for Combating Antisemitism (ICCA). Via antisem.org

Battling Zika, Brazil’s Jews Turn To Bug Repellent And Indoor Activities

03/08/2016 - 13:22
JTA

Rio De Janeiro – Despite recent summer temperatures here topping out at 42 degrees Celsius (109 Fahrenheit), Milena Rozenbrah has become accustomed recently to dressing in pants and long sleeves when she leaves home.

A lab technician handling the mosquito that causes the Zika virus at a research facility in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, Feb. 19. JTA

Germany Launches New Attempt To Ban Main Neo-Nazi Party

03/02/2016 - 12:35

Berlin — Germany’s top Jewish organization has applauded a new attempt to ban the country’s main neo-Nazi party.

 Germany's Federal Constitutional Court begins its second day of hearings over a ban of the far-right NPD party. Getty Images
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