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  • Holland reportedly bent pension laws to pay citizens living in Israeli settlements

    June 20, 2016 | 11:25 am

    The Dutch government made an exception to its pension laws in order to keep paying its citizens living in the West Bank, a Dutch newspaper reported.

    The practice, which applies to several dozen Dutch citizens, was revealed in a 4,000-word expose published June 18 in NRC...

  • Holland reverses decision to cut survivor’s pension over West Bank residence

    May 12, 2015 | 12:57 pm

    Following a protest by a Holocaust survivors’ group in Israel, the Dutch government reversed its decision to cut pension payments to a 90-year-old woman because she moved to a West Bank settlement.

    The reversal was announced Monday in a letter sent by Caspar Veldkamp, the...

  • Dutch minister suspends official who said Zionists created ISIS

    August 15, 2014 | 10:49 am

    A Dutch government employee who said the ISIS terrorist group was a Zionists conspiracy has been suspended pending further disciplinary steps.

    Dutch Justice Minister Ivo Opstelten announced the decision about Yasmina Haifi, a former project manager for the ministry’s Cyber...

  • Dutch Symbolism

    By Ariel Blumenthal

    March 11, 2013 | 12:48 am

    Every so often the symbolism of an event would be multiplied by great timing. Such was the Dutch government recommendation to label goods from Israeli settlements in the midst of the kidnapped UN soldiers crisis in Syria. The connection? The inclusion of the Golan Heights in the...

  • Florys Story

    By Lori Schneide

    April 8, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    In the living room of her Newport Beach home, Flory Van Beek reaches up to a shelf and takes down a plain-white book the size of an encyclopedia and engraved with a Star of David. "This was published by the Dutch government," she says. "It has the names of the almost 140,000 Dutch...