The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) Hosts Leading Members of the Belgium Jewish Community for High-Level Meetings at the Knesset
The Israeli-Jewish Congress (IJC) was honored to host in Israel this week representatives of the Belgian Jewish community, for high-level meetings at the Knesset in Jerusalem.
The delegation, which included the heads of the Forum of Jewish Organizations and the Association of Belgian Immigrants to Israel, met with Member of Knesset Avraham Neguise, who is the Chairman of the Knesset Committee for Immigration, Absorption & Diaspora Affairs, and with Nurit Koren, the Deputy Speaker of the Knesset and Chairperson of the Knesset Israel – Belgium Parliamentary Friendship Group. The group was accompanied by Mr. Michael Aendenhof, the Counsellor for Political and Economic Affairs at the Belgian Embassy to Israel.
During the meeting, a number of important issues were discussed, including challenges to Jewish life in Belgium, Antisemitism, reinforcing the connection between Israel and the Jewish community of Belgium, as well as ways to strengthen Israel – Belgium diplomatic relations and the challenges facing the Belgian Jewish community in the immigration and absorption process to Israel.
The meetings were very productive, with a number of important strategies and tangible action items discussed. The IJC looks forward to continuing to act as a bridge between the Jewish community of Belgium and the State of Israel, by working together to reinforce this special bond, empower the Jewish community and strengthen ties between Israel and Belgium.