The Belgian Jewish Community has filed a lawsuit challenging a law passed last May by the parliament of Belgium southern Walloon region banning the kosher slaughter of animals.The lawsuit was submitted Monday to Belgium’s Constitutional Court by CCOJB, the umbrella representative of Belgiul’s Jewish Organizations. COOJB acts as the branch of the European Jewish Congress and the World Jewish Congress.
The 31-year-old foreign minister, Sebastian Kurz, is poised to become Europe’s youngest head of government
The European Jewish Congress (EJC) congratulated Kurz but urged him to “not be beholden to a party of the far right in his new coalition government.”
“A party which has run on a platform of xenophobic intolerance and the targeting of immigrants must not be granted a seat at the governing table,” said EJC President Moshe Kantor.