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  • On Europe trip, Abbas gets red carpet — and some hard questions

    November 2, 2015 | 12:54 pm

    On his way to several meetings with Dutch parliamentarians last week, Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas and his entourage passed 300 demonstrators flying Israeli flags.

    Like the Israeli government, the protesters, who convened outside at the urging of Dutch Jewish and...

  • Abbas: I’m not asking for ‘right of return’ for Palestinians

    October 30, 2015 | 9:08 am

    Adopting a moderate tone, Mahmoud Abbas assured Dutch Jews that he neither intends to abandon the Oslo Accords nor insist on the absorption of millions of Palestinians into Israel.

    “We never said we were going to cancel the Oslo Accords,” Abbas said Friday during a meeting...

  • Palestinians submit first case material against Israel to Hague court

    June 25, 2015 | 9:46 am

    The Palestinian Authority made its first submission of evidence of alleged Israeli war crimes to the International Criminal Court on Thursday, trying to speed up an ICC inquiry into abuses committed during last year's Gaza conflict.

    The move may leave Israel in a quandary since...

  • Many Muslim pupils resist Holocaust education, Dutch lawmakers hear

    March 6, 2015 | 10:33 am

    A number of Dutch schools refrain from teaching about the Holocaust because of resistance from Muslim pupils, teachers told lawmakers.

    The centrist Christian Union party held a roundtable discussion about Holocaust education with teachers and other professionals Wednesday in...

  • Initial ICC probe opened into ‘war crimes’ in Palestinian territories

    January 16, 2015 | 2:28 pm

    Prosecutors at the International Criminal Court will open a preliminary inquiry into possible war crimes in the Palestinian territories, the court said.

    The move, announced by a spokesperson of the court on Friday and reported by Reuters, is the first formal step that could lead...

  • Palestinians set to apply to International Criminal Court: Say they are losing hope in a diplomatic solution

    December 31, 2014 | 10:22 am

    A day after the United Nations Security Council voted against a resolution to set a date for an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank, Gaza Strip and east Jerusalem, Palestinian officials say they will take “immediate” steps to join international conventions, including 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 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...

  • Syria details part of chemical arsenal, more to come

    September 20, 2013 | 11:22 am

    Syria gave details of some of its chemical weapons to the OPCW arms watchdog at The Hague on Friday but needs to fill in gaps by next week to launch a rapid disarmament operation that may avert U.S. air strikes.

    At the Organization for the Prohibition of Chemical Weapons, the...

  • Anti-Zionist rabbi blames Israel for his assault in Amsterdam

    June 25, 2013 | 10:47 am

    An anti-Zionist rabbi said he was attacked in Amsterdam because of Israel.

    Rabbi Josef Antebi, 50, an Orthodox Jew who lives in Amsterdam, told JTA he was assaulted on Sunday in the Dutch capital by a young man who “had relatively dark skin and didn’t look very Dutch, or at least...

  • 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...

  • Chabad opens new center, synagogue in Antwerp

    March 18, 2013 | 8:29 am

    Chabad has opened a new synagogue and Jewish community center in Antwerp.

    The Chabad-Lubavitch movement’s new building in the center of the Flemish region capital cost about $3 million and was dedicated last week. It has 43,000 square feet of floor space, a library with...

  • Dutch teens’ praise of Hitler requires research, Jewish group says

    February 26, 2013 | 7:23 am

    A Dutch Jewish group has called on Holland’s government to probe anti-Semitism in the country's high schools following the airing of interviews with immigrant pupils who praised the Holocaust and Jew hatred.

    “Anti-Semitic biases seem much more widespread than earlier presumed...

  • John Kerry says he hopes to revive Israeli-Palestinian talks

    January 24, 2013 | 12:23 pm

    Senator John Kerry, nominated to be the next U.S. secretary of state, said on Thursday he hopes for a revival of Israeli-Palestinian peace talks.

    The comment by the Massachusetts Democratic senator, whose Senate confirmation is regarded as a virtual certainty, suggests the United...

  • American push to temper Palestinian U.N. bid reportedly fails

    November 27, 2012 | 1:15 pm

    An American push to temper a resolution asking the United Nations General Assembly to grant the Palestinians enhanced status has failed, Haaretz reported.

    The final draft of the Palestinians' resolution, which is set to be introduced Thursday in the General Assembly, was...

  • Dutch lawmaker resigns over party’s stand on banning ritual slaughter

    July 9, 2012 | 10:31 am

    Dutch lawmaker Wim Kortenoeven resigned from his party in protest of its support for banning ritual slaughter, among other issues.

    Kortenoeven announced his resignation from the Party for Freedom at a news conference last week in The Hague. Founded in 2005 by Geert Wilders, the...

  • Dutch Senate ratifies deal allowing shechitah

    June 13, 2012 | 9:40 am

    The Dutch senate voted to approve a deal to allow ritual slaughter in the Netherlands.

    Tuesday’s vote came after leaders of the Jewish and Muslim communities in the Netherland signed off on a compromise with the government.

    The agreement signed on June 5 allows ritual slaughter if...

  • Films: Truth is key to unlocking genocide silence in ‘Gates’

    By Robert David Jaffee

    March 15, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    The International Court of Justice recently handed down two rulings refusing to characterize the atrocities in Bosnia-Herzegovina and Darfur as genocide. While The Hague is reluctant to use the G-word, filmmakers around the world are not.

    "Beyond the Gates," a BBC production about...

  • Bearing Witness at The Hague

    By Rabbi Avi Weiss

    March 4, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Last Monday afternoon (Feb. 23), I stood alongside a rabbinical student named Etan Mintz on a street corner not far from the International Court of Justice in The Hague, holding aloft signs reading, "Stop the Terror."

    We were standing at a spot some distance from hundreds of other...

  • Hague Protest Mideast Conflict

    By Toby Axelrod

    February 26, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Holland turned into a staging ground for the Israeli-Palestinian conflict this week, as demonstrators converged on The Hague to talk about Israel's security barrier and Palestinian terrorism.

    As the International Court of Justice held hearings on the West Bank security fence,...

  • U.S. Should Support Right to Build Fence

    By Rep. Henry Waxman

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Attacks on Israel are escalating again. With another deadly suicide bombing in the heart of Jerusalem, the race to thwart the infiltration of terrorists is up against yet another rush: to condemn Israel at the United Nations.

    This time, the forum is the United Nations' International...

  • Israel Prepares for Fence Court Case

    By Leslie Susser

    February 12, 2004 | 7:00 pm

    Israel claims that the International Court of Justice (ICJ) has no jurisdiction to rule on the West Bank security barrier, but at the same time, the government is preparing detailed legal, security and diplomatic arguments and an intensive public relations campaign.

    The government...