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  • Germany soccer game against Netherlands called off over bomb fears

    November 17, 2015 | 10:58 am

    A soccer game between Germany and Netherlands which German Chancellor Angel Merkel was due to attend in Hanover was called off two hours before its scheduled start on Tuesday over fears of a planned bombing.

    The match was due to have been held four days after deadly attacks...

  • Dutch lawmakers mull extra protection for Israeli tourists

    October 16, 2015 | 9:22 am

    Senior lawmakers for the Netherlands’ ruling party suggested beefing up security for Israeli tourists following a threat.

    Han ten Broeke and Sjoerd Potters of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy made the suggestion in a parliamentary query they filed Thursday with the...

  • With Europe drifting away, is Israel making new friends in the U.N.?

    July 10, 2015 | 9:24 am

    While significant, the vote by European countries in favor of adopting the latest United Nations report accusing Israel of possible war crimes in the 2014 Gaza war is neither unique nor particularly surprising.

    More noteworthy were the abstentions by Indian and four other...

  • Anti-Semitic attitudes down in France, Belgium and Germany

    June 30, 2015 | 9:47 am

    Anti-Semitic attitudes fell in two countries where Jews were attacked over the last year while rising significantly in Italy, Romania and the Netherlands, a new Anti-Defamation League poll found.

    The survey of 10,000 respondents in 19 countries in March and early April was a...

  • Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire to get hands on Introduction to Microsoft’s Windows 10

    By Dennis Adonis

    May 20, 2015 | 1:27 am

    Willemstad, Curacao; - The Dutch Caribbean Island States of Curacao, Aruba and Bonaire are to benefit from a training demonstration and boot camp introduction to Microsoft’s incoming Windows 10 operating system.

    Schedule to be released in July, 2015 in seven different versions,...

  • Dutch Jewish school closed after anti-terrorist raid in Belgium

    January 16, 2015 | 12:14 pm

    The only Orthodox Jewish school in the Netherlands was closed on Friday as a precautionary measure after an anti-terrorism raid in Belgium left two suspects dead.

    There was no concrete threat against the Cheider School in Amsterdam, Dutch national broadcaster NOS said, citing the...

  • Fugitive rabbi’s followers ‘overrun’ Dutch campsite

    October 6, 2014 | 11:13 am

    A Dutch municipality ordered the eviction of 270 Jews from a camping site that is overcrowded with followers of the fugitive rabbi Eliezer Berland.

    The order was issued Friday by the island municipality of Texel in the country’s north in connection with the arrival of 300...

  • 5774: For Europe’s Jews, a year of upheaval and uncertainty

    September 16, 2014 | 3:23 pm

    A laconic man who abhors hysteria, the president of France’s CRIF umbrella of Jewish communities is not naturally inclined to emphasize his community’s fear in public, preferring to underscore French Jewry’s achievements and capacity to prosper despite recent hardships.

    But in a...

  • Dutch hotelier cancels Israeli family’s reservation over Gaza

    August 8, 2014 | 2:11 pm

    A Dutch hotelier apologized for canceling the reservation of an Israeli family over Israel’s actions in Gaza.

    Mart Muis, who last week canceled the reservation of the Natzitz family from Kiryat Ono, Israel, at his bed & breakfast in Waterland, near Amsterdam, said he had “a...

  • On Hague court visit, Palestinian FM accuses Israel of war crimes

    August 5, 2014 | 9:52 am

    Palestinian Authority Foreign Minister Riad al-Malki accused Israel of war crimes following his visit to the International Criminal Court, which he said the P.A. would try to join this year.

    Malki’s visit to the Hague-based court Tuesday came amid growing criticism of Israel from...

  • Dutch watchdog reports record levels of online anti-Semitism

    July 29, 2014 | 11:20 am

    A Dutch watchdog group said it was observing record levels of anti-Semitic hatred online.

    Meldpunt Discriminatie Internet, or MDI, said the current volume of reports on punishable hate speech against Jews is unparalleled during the organization’s 17 years in existence, the AT5...

  • Dutch Jews seek ban on rallies featuring hate speech

    July 25, 2014 | 11:26 am

    Following repeated calls to kill Jews in protest rallies in The Hague, representatives of the Dutch Jewish community urged local authorities to crack down on anti-Semitic incitement.

    The appeal by the Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, came Friday...

  • Bodies, black boxes handed over from Ukraine crash site

    July 21, 2014 | 5:45 pm

    The remains of some of the nearly 300 victims of the Malaysia Airlines plane downed over Ukraine were making their way to the Netherlands on Tuesday as a senior Ukrainian separatist leader handed over the plane's black boxes to Malaysian experts.

    Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte...

  • Leaders of Dutch party’s youth division seek circumcision ban

    March 7, 2014 | 9:41 am

    Two leaders of the youth division of the Dutch ruling party called for a ban on non-medical circumcision of boys.

    Tom Leijte, the vice president of the JOVD youth movement of the VVD ruling party, and JOVD senior board member Matthijs van de Burgwal made the plea in an op-ed...

  • Survey: Dutch favor Arab recognition of Israel as Jewish state

    November 19, 2013 | 11:17 am

    More than two-thirds of respondents to a survey in the Netherlands said Arab countries should recognize Israel as the Jewish state.

    Some 68 percent of 4,200 adults polled last month told the leading Dutch polling company Peil.nl they believed that Arab countries “should recognize...

  • EU adds Hezbollah’s military wing to terrorism list

    July 22, 2013 | 10:26 am

    The European Union agreed on Monday to put the armed wing of Hezbollah on its terrorism blacklist, a move driven by concerns over the Lebanese militant group's involvement in a deadly bus bombing in Bulgaria and the Syrian war.

    The powerful Lebanese Shi'ite movement, an ally of...

  • Sports-related incidents spark slight rise in Dutch anti-Semitism

    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...

  • Justin Bieber’s Anne Frank furor

    April 16, 2013 | 4:32 pm

    Justin Bieber, no stranger to controversy, stirred another one with his visit to the Anne Frank House.

    Bieber, visiting the Netherlands over the weekend for a concert in Arnhem, visited the landmark on Friday night for two hours. Afterward he wrote in the guestbook, “Truly...

  • Dutch Jewish museum wins national popularity contest

    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...

  • Dutch church official apologizes for commemoration of German soldiers

    October 29, 2012 | 2:16 pm

    A Netherlands church official apologized to a Jewish group for a memorial ceremony that commemorated Holocaust victims with soldiers who died fighting for Nazi Germany.

    Rob Mutsaerts, a bishop from Den Bosch in the southern Netherlands, in a letter last week expressed his regret...

  • European Parliament members urged not to visit Iran

    October 18, 2012 | 9:25 am

    Jewish and non-Jewish organizations urged the European Parliament to cancel a planned visit to Iran by some of its lawmakers.

    B’nai B’rith International President Allan Jacobs said the visit by 15 of the parliament’s lawmakers on Oct. 27 would be “counterproductive” to efforts to...

  • Salmonella outbreak linked to smoked salmon brand sold by Costco

    October 2, 2012 | 1:21 pm

    Smoked salmon tainted with salmonella bacteria has sickened hundreds of people in the Netherlands and the United States, sparking a major recall, health authorities said Tuesday.

    The National Institute for Public Health and the Environment said the salmon has been traced to Dutch company Foppen, which sells fish to many major Dutch supermarkets and to stores around the world, including the United States.

    Read more at MercuryNews.com.

  • Yad Vashem to scan documents on Dutch Righteous among the Nations

    August 27, 2012 | 10:12 am

    The government of the Netherlands and Yad Vashem have agreed to digitally archive documents connected to Dutch rescuers of Jews during the Holocaust.

    The documents will be scanned by Yad Vashem, Israel’s Holocaust commemoration authority, in the next two years, Yad Vashem deputy...

  • Anti-Semitic incidents drop in Netherlands, report finds

    June 18, 2012 | 12:03 pm

    Anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands dropped by nine percent this year, according to the annual monitor report by the country’s watchdog on anti-Semitism.

    The Center for Information and Documentation on Israel, or CIDI, attributed the overall drop in recorded...

  • Anti-Semitism limited in Norway, survey shows

    June 13, 2012 | 1:04 pm

    More than a third of Norwegians believe that Israel’s treatment of the Palestinians is similar to how Nazis treated Jews, according to a survey of attitudes toward Jews in Norway.

    The recent survey found that 38 percent of Norwegians feel that way about Israel’s treatment of the...

  • Agreement will allow ritual slaughter in the Netherlands

    June 6, 2012 | 10:47 am

    Dutch Agriculture Minister Hans Bleker signed an agreement with Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and slaughterhouses which will prevent a ban on ritual slaughter.

    Under the agreement signed Tuesday, animals can continue to be ritually slaughtered as long as they lose...

  • Anne Frank’s Amsterdam App

    By Ruth Ellen Gruber

    May 8, 2012 | 8:00 am

    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...

  • Dutch Senate to appoint ritual slaughter commission

    December 21, 2011 | 10:22 am

    The Dutch Senate has delayed its vote on banning ritual slaughter and will appoint a commission to study putting new standards for such slaughter into place.

    Undersecretary for Agriculture Henk Bleker said Wednesday that he will appoint the commission to establish standards for...

  • Historic mikvah to be displayed at Holland museum

    September 12, 2011 | 11:36 am

    A mikvah uncovered during construction will be restored in a museum as the oldest testament to Jewish life in Holland to date.

    The Jewish ritual bath will be restored this week in the Limburgs Museum in the city of Venlo, the same southeastern Netherlands city in which it was...

  • Czech Republic, Italy, Netherlands on board with Durban III boycott

    July 25, 2011 | 9:57 am

    The Czech Republic became the first European Union country to say it would boycott the United Nations-sponsored Durban III conference.

    Shortly after the Czech Republic announced July 22 that it would not send a delegation to the Durban III conference set for Sept. 22 in New York,...

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