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April 2, 2015 1:05 pm

Belgian Insurance Company Refuses to Insure Jewish Kindergarten Due to Higher Terror Risk

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Police outside the scene of the shooting that took place at the Jewish Museum of Belgium. A Belgium insurance company refused to insure a Jewish kindergarten amid rising terror attacks against Jews. Photo: Screenshot. – A Belgian insurance company is refusing to insure a Jewish kindergarten run by the European Jewish Association (EJA) because of an increased risk of terror attacks against Jewish communities in Europe.

A spokesperson for the EJA told the European Jewish Press that ”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.”

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Rabbi Menachem Margolin, director general of the EJA, called the decision by the insurance company a “scandal.”

“Not enough is being done in order to secure Jewish institutions throughout Europe, despite our repeated requests and warnings, and then insurance companies are using the security situation as an excuse in order not to insure kindergartens,” he said.

The American Jewish Committee (AJC) also deplored the decision. “At a time when Jewish communities in Belgium, indeed across Europe, are on edge due to rising anti-Semitism and violence against Jews, requiring additional protection by police and soldiers, the insurance company’s decision to deny coverage is unconscionable,” said AJC Executive Director David Harris.

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  • Daniel Bentley

    Question: what is the name of the insurance company?

    • israel gilad

      nobody is calling the insurer name! why?