Apr 6 2015
A Belgian insurance company has refused to renew the policy of a Jewish kindergarten in Brussels. They cited the recent growth of anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish organizations, adding that the risk of insuring the school was too high.
RT (h/t 10 News) The European Jewish Kindergarten is located in the same Brussels district as the European Union headquarters and it normally enrolls around 20 to 30 children per year. The decision by the Belgian insurance firm not to renew the school’s insurance policy was taken in relation to a marked increase in the number of terrorist and anti-Semitic attacks on Jewish institutions over the last few years.
A spokesperson for the European Jewish Association said, “The insurance agent contacted us a few days ago with the unpleasant news that the insurance company we’ve worked with up to now is not prepared to extend the kindergarten’s insurance policy, in the current situation, due to the high risk entailed by a Jewish institution,” according to Haaretz.
In May 2014, four people, including an Israeli couple were killed at Brussels Jewish Museum by an Algerian-born militant who had been living in France. It is unfortunate to see that the insurance companies have realized what many European governments have not – Jewish institutions are a target for terrorist attacks.