Belgium Articles


'Did a French Comedian Inspire the Killings at the Jewish Museum in Brussels?'

10:36 AM, May 28, 2014

At Tablet, French writer Marc Weitzmann explains what is behind the attack at t

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Playing the Verdun Card

Fearmongering in Brussels.
May 26, 2014

In the curious pantomime that is the EU parliament, the French politician Joseph Daul is a star. He’s the president of the European People’s party (the principal center-right bloc in the parliament), an apparatchik with impeccable EU establishment credentials. He has euro-federalist beliefs, a funding scandal in his past, and a willingness to warn that Brussels is all that stands between the continent and a reversion to its warring ways. He’s also a little twitchy about the elections to the EU parliament later this month.

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The Suicide Juggernaut

Euthanasia activists are on a roll.
Dec 30, 2013

Advocates of assisted suicide tell two—no, three—lies that act as the honey to help the hemlock go down. The first is that assisted suicide/euthanasia is a strictly medical act. Second, they falsely assure us that medicalized killing is only for the terminally ill. Finally, they promise that strict guidelines will be rigorously enforced to protect against abuse.

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New U.S. Amb. to Belgium Announced After Accusations of Soliciting Underage Prostitutes

5:48 PM, Jun 21, 2013

This evening, the White House announced a new nominee to be the next U.S. ambassador to Belgium:

President Obama Announces More Key Administration Posts

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State Department Offers Muddled Support for Howard Gutman

5:16 PM, Dec 05, 2011

The last thing State Department spokesman Mark Toner says about Ambassador Howard Gutman, the U.S. diplomat in Belgium, at today's press briefing is: "We have full confidence in him."

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From Defending the Weathermen to Muslim Anti-Semitism . . .

. . . Obama's controversial ambassador to Belgium.
1:28 PM, Dec 04, 2011

The U.S. ambassador to Belgium, Howard Gutman, has been under fire for saying that Israel is responsible for Muslim anti-Semitism, comments he made last week at a European conference on anti-Semitism.

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