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Last week was the 84th birthday of Anne Frank, as well as anniversary of the first post in her diary in which she famously wrote, “I hope I will be able to confide everything to you, as I have never been able to confide in anyone, and I hope you will be a great source of comfort...
May 23, 2013 | 9:14 am
The doubling of sports-related anti-Semitism last year led to the first increase in overall anti-Semitic incidents in three years in the Netherlands.
In its annual monitor report on anti-Semitism, released Thursday, the Hague-based Center for Information and Documentation on...
April 15, 2013 | 7:56 am
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A Dutch-Turkish researcher who exposed anti-Semitism among Muslims went into hiding, following the advice of a Dutch mayor.
Mehmet Sahin left his home for several days last month after being advised by Pauline Krikke, the mayor of the eastern city of Arnhem, according to De...
April 4, 2013 | 6:05 am
Holland’s Jewish Historical Museum won a $130,000 prize for finishing first in the country’s national museum contest for 2013.
The Jewish museum, which was established in 1932, received 40 percent of the popular vote in the online competition among four museums. Some 29,000...
April 3, 2013 | 3:05 am
To Read: Aaron David Miller takes a look at President Obama's lack of control over his Middle East legacy:
Had the Arab Spring moved in the right direction, Obama would have been hailed as a...
August 22, 2012 | 10:30 am
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The chairman of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam asked a Dutch politician to warn U.S. Jews about a “dangerous” rightist Dutch legislator.
Ronnie Eisenman, chairman of the executive board of the Jewish Community of Amsterdam, or NIHS, wrote on Twitter on Tuesday that the “Amsterdam...
August 17, 2012 | 10:31 am
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The City of Amsterdam will name one of its last remaining nameless bridges for Pieter Meerburg, who saved 350 Jewish children during the Holocaust.
Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan and other dignitaries are scheduled to christen bridge 234 the Pieter Meerburg Bridge on Sept. 2....
May 15, 2012 | 7:35 pm
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Hmm. I spent much of the morning in Warsaw today talking with an E-Book and App publisher about creating apps and interactive E-Books from my own writing, on various platforms. So I am quite convinced that going mobile is the way to get around. Still, I’m somehow a little teentsy...
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The chief rabbi of Amsterdam, who was suspended for signing a statement on “curing” homosexuality, reportedly has been reinstated and said he was wrong to sign the document using his chief rabbi title.
Rabbi Aryeh Ralbag of New York, who travels to the Netherlands several times a...
January 23, 2012 | 10:44 am
The suspension of Amsterdam’s chief rabbi for signing a statement on “curing” homosexuality is “verging on fascism,” the committee of Orthodox Jews that sponsored the statement told a Dutch newspaper.
The Committee for the Declaration on the Torah Approach to Homosexuality said in a...
April 11, 2011 | 10:27 am
The man who arrested the family of Anne Frank in their Amsterdam hiding place 67 years ago worked for the West German intelligence agency for years, a new book has revealed.
SS Oberscharfuhrer Karl Josef Silberbauer, an Austrian-born Nazi, worked for the West German secret service,...
January 19, 2011 | 11:07 am
British author Ian McEwan was chosen to receive the prestigious Jerusalem Prize.
The biennial prize, which will be awarded next month in a ceremony on the opening night of the Jerusalem Book Fair, is Israel’s highest literary honor for foreign writers. The award is given to an...
January 18, 2011 | 1:13 pm
Holland’s first same-sex Jewish commitment ceremony was held in Amsterdam.
The couple, who were not named in the Radio Netherlands report, was united Sunday in the synagogue of the Liberal Jewish Community.
The Council of Rabbis of the Dutch Union of Progressive Judaism recently ruled that such ceremonies may be held in the country’s nine Liberal synagogues. The ceremony, called a brit ahava, or covenant of love, is not an official Jewish wedding, a rabbinic spokesman told reporters.
Same-sex marriage has been legal in the Netherlands since 2001.
August 23, 2010 | 10:55 am
The giant chestnut tree that Anne Frank wrote about several times in her diary collapsed in stormy weather.
The tree, at more than 150 years old, had developed a fungus that weakened it, and it fell over Monday in heavy wind and rain, according to reports. Weighing about 27 tons,...
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Anne Frank's house, a fabulous 17th century synagogue and an excellent heritage museum give Amsterdam special appeal for Jewish visitors. But they are all sites whose very existence reflect the city's incurable split personality, making for a sightseeing experience that constantly...
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