• One year after the terror attack at the Jewish museum of Brussels, AFP looks at European Jewish fears of Islamic radicalism.
“The threat of jihadist attacks in Europe is not limited to the Jewish community,” European Jewish Congress chief Moshe Kantor told AFP.
“Islamist extremists see European democracy and freedom as their primary enemy. However, Jews remain on the frontlines,” he added . . .
He said fear is beginning to drive members of the 40,000 Jewish community to leave Belgium, adding he knows three families who will leave for Israel over the summer.
• “Unofficial” US-Israel contacts discuss boosting military aid if/when an Iranian nuclear deal is signed. According to Haaretz:
This is in light of the continued defense risk perceived coming from Iran, as well as huge arms deals between the Washington and the Gulf states. The United States is likely to provide Israel with, among other things, more F-35 combat aircraft and another battery of a missile interception system.
• Professor Robert Wistrich, the world’s foremost experts on anti-Semitism, died of a heart attack. Wistrich, who taught at Hebrew University, was in Rome to address the Italian senate on European anti-Semitism. He was 70. See obits at the Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post.”