In Belgium, two pro-Palestinian protesters disrupted a concert being given by an American orchestra bound for Israel and a Jewish pianist. The concert had to be paused while security removed two women who were chanting about “creating Palestine.”
In a separate incident, Brussels Chief Rabbi Albert Guigui and other Jews declined to be filmed walking the street wearing yarmulkes for a television program about anti-Semitism in light of security concerns. Guigui was attacked in an anti-Semitic assault in 2001.
Due to rising anti-Semitism in the European Union, 36% of Belgian Jews surveyed refrain from wearing garments that could visibly identify them as Jewish.
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