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  • Dutch soccer player rues anti-Semitic chants

    March 22, 2011 | 10:21 am

    A Dutch soccer player apologized for chanting anti-Semitic slogans caught on camera following a victory over a team with traditional Jewish support.

    Lex Immers of the Dutch ADO Den Haag team apologized Monday in a statement on the team’s website for the remarks made in a bar with...

  • First synagogue in 200 years opens in St. Martin

    January 27, 2011 | 3:04 pm

    The Jewish community of St. Martin opened its first synagogue since the 18th century.

    The synagogue, part of a new Chabad Center operated by Rabbi Moshe and Sara Chanowitz, is based in a 1,200-square-foot office space that once housed a church. Opening ceremonies were held Jan. 3.

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  • Dutch teen sentenced to work in Anne Frank House

    January 12, 2011 | 10:27 am

    A Dutch teenager who said in an interview that Jews should be exterminated was ordered to do community service in the Anne Frank house.

    The 18-year-old identified as Omar E. made his remarks in an interview on the Dutch-language GeenStijl website, according to DutchNews.nl.

    He was sentenced to 16 hours of community service in the memorial, which serves to remember the young diarist and the Holocaust, and works against anti-Semitism and discrimination.

  • Jewish candidate favored for PM, Dutch poll shows

    March 17, 2010 | 1:39 pm

    Opinion polls in Holland show that a majority of voters favor the Jewish former mayor of Amsterdam for prime minister.

    Some 52 percent of those polled last week would vote for Marius Job Cohen as prime minister in national elections scheduled for June, the European Jewish Press reported.

    Cohen was selected from a list that included current Prime Minister Jan Peter Balkenende and extreme-right, anti-Islam campaigner Geert Wilders.

    Cohen, the mayor of Amsterdam for nine years, was chosen as the new leader of the Dutch Labor Party on March 12.

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  • Hirsi Ali, critic of Islam, honored for courage

    By Tom Tugend

    October 29, 2008 | 10:57 pm

    A tall African-born woman, raised a devout Muslim but now one of Islam's sharpest critics, last week calmly dismantled some of the favorite shibboleths of American liberalism.

    Ayaan Hirsi Ali was in town to accept an inaugural award for her remarkable personal and civic courage from...

  • Films: Romantic triangle survives in the midst of hell

    By Tom Tugend

    November 8, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    "I'm a very special Holocaust survivor," Jack Polak says. "I was in the camps with my wife and my girlfriend, and, believe me, it wasn't easy."

    This may sound like a line from the new genre of Holocaust films with humor, but Polak (who is Jacob on his birth certificate, Jack in...

  • ‘War on terror’ needs Muslims to be part of solution

    By Mona Eltahawy

    November 1, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Imagine for a moment a Muslim teenager somewhere in Europe, "with the Internet in his living room, the world in his mind and his heart torn apart by a million identities," as Swiss-born Muslim intellectual Tariq Ramadan described him.

    How do you prevent that young Muslim from being...

  • World Briefs

    By JTA Staff

    May 9, 2002 | 8:00 pm

    Thousands March for Israel in New York

    Tens of thousands gathered in New York to salute Israel. Marchers and onlookers filled Manhattan's Fifth Avenue on Sunday for the annual Israel Day Parade.

    Palestinians Fake Jenin Funerals

    Palestinians reportedly have been holding...

  • Dutch Settlement

    By Jewish Journal Staff

    February 15, 2001 | 7:00 pm

    Jacques van Dam drove up from La Costa last Thursday morning to hear it first-hand: Dutch Jews who spent all or part of World War II in the Netherlands are eligible for compensation and may now apply for further restitution. The government-sponsored Maror Fund will process...

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