Belgium investigates  funding to Palestinian NGOs accused of terrorist links

Belgium’s Minister of Development, Meryame Kitir, has told a Committee of the Federal Parliament that an investigation is underway into whether Belgian development aid may have been used to finance terrorist activities of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine (PFLP). During a session of the External Relations Committee,

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Belgium removes antisemitic Aalst Carnival from UNESCO Heritage List

Belgium has removed the Aalst Carnival from UNESCO’s Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity. This follows intervention protesting its antisemitic floats by UKLFI together with the Simon Wiesenthal Center (SWC) and the International Movement for Peace and Coexistence (IMPAC) . UKLFI Chief Executive, Jonathan Turner, said “Belgium

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Colombian, Polish and Austrian Ambassadors press for Action at UNESCO Against Belgian Carnival Antisemitism

Efforts by UK Lawyers for Israel and the Simon Wiesethal Centre to have the Aalst Festival removed from Unesco’s list have yielded some results. At the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity Bureau meeting on 21 March 2019, the Bureau Chair Ambassador of Colombia and the Ambassador of Austria lead support

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UNESCO urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from list due to antisemitic displays

UNESCO has been urged to remove the Aalst Carnival from its Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity by UK Lawyers for Israel (UKLFI) and the Simon Wiesenthal Centre (SWC) following repeated antisemitic displays. UKLFI is a voluntary association of lawyers combatting anti-Israel and antisemitic activity.  SWC is

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UKLFI: UNESCO should de-list antisemitic Aalst Carnival

UKLFI has written to UNESCO asking it to remove the Aalst Carnival in Belgium from its “Representative List of the Intangible Cultural Heritage of Humanity” because of the blatant antisemitic imagery in the carnival displays. The latest Aalst Carnival took place on Sunday 3 March 2019 and included a float

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