(JTA) — A suicide bomb attack on the Brussels airport last year targeted Jews and people travelling to the United States, the French news service AFP reported. The Islamic State claimed responsibility for the March 22, 2016 attack on the Brussels airport and a suicide bomb attack at a metro station in central Brussels which…
Jews and Israelis were specifically targeted in the Islamic State suicide bombing on the Brussels airport in March 2016, report says.
(JTA) — Belgium’s biggest airline said it would resume serving a West Bank-produced halva snack, one week after pulling the sesame treat from its flights following complaints by a group that supports the boycott movement against Israel. While Brussels Airlines said last week it did not order the halva and the snack was served on its flight by mistake, the airline now…
(JTA) — Belgium has turned down a request for financial assistance from the daughters of an Israeli couple killed in an attack a year ago on the Jewish Museum in Brussels. Shira and Ayelet Riva were 15 and 17 at the time of the attack in May 2015. Mira and Emmanuel Riva were on vacation…
When friends ask Ilana Sumka what it’s like being Jewish in Belgium nowadays, she’s supposed to answer ‘I’m nervous.’ Which is true, but not the full story.
A young rabbi from the Netherlands said unidentified individuals threw stones at him at a park in Brussels in a suspected anti-Semitic incident.
The hundreds of rifle-toting police and soldiers who patrol Isaac Michaeli’s neighborhood have done little to improve his sense of safety.
Israel reportedly warned Belgian officials several weeks ago about inadequate security at Brussels’ Zaventem Airport.
An Israeli government minister blamed Belgian officials for “eating chocolate” instead of paying attention to security against terror.
Belgian Jews have gotten used to fearing for their safety. Every morning as parents drop off their children at Jewish schools across the country, they are greeted by heavily armed soldiers, stationed to protect the students.