The Belgian authorities have destroyed archives and records relating to the persecution and deportation of Jews in Belgium in the 1930s and 1940s. Some of this happened as recently as the late 1990s.
There has also been a rise in anti-semitism in Europe.
Paradoxically, given the initial Christian origins of anti- Semitism in Europe, the process of "dechristianization" on the Continent has played against Israel. At a time of reconciliation between Christianity and Judaism, a less Christian Europe has been more reluctant to consider the spiritual specificity of Israel. This stands in total contrast with the growing strength of America's Christian revival, with the evangelical right combining support for the Greater Israel of the Bible with a rather classical form of anti-Semitism. After all, Jews are destined to be converted to Christianity before the end time. Jerusalem Post.
With the fauxtography scandal (photoshopped atrocity photos against Israel) this little problem of holocaust documents in Belgium being destroyed is endemic to a new round of anti-semitism. What's so disturbing is that Brussels is the seat of the European Union, Read More.