Israel says EU kosher slaughter ruling signals Jews ‘aren’t wanted in Europe’

Israel’s Foreign Ministry lambastes today’s ruling by the European Court of Justice that authorities in the European Union can ban kosher and halal slaughter, saying it “signals to the Jewish communities that they aren’t wanted in Europe.”

The ministry says the decision “harms freedom of worship and freedom of religion in Europe, which is a core value of the EU.”

“It is important that a way is found to change the decision and enable Jewish EU citizens to hold Jewish practices,” the Foreign Ministry says.