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Geert Wilders to Netanyahu:

'The ICC prosecutor is ridiculous and wrong'

Dutch right-wing leader speaks to Netanyahu to express support for Israel and denounce the ICC decision to seek arrest warrants for Netanyahu and Defense Minister Yoav Gallant.

'The ICC prosecutor is ridiculous and wrong'

Geert Wilders:

'I support the State of Israel till the very end'

Watch: Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders speaks in support of Israel at the Dutch Parliament.

'I support the State of Israel till the very end'

Six months after election:

Deal reached to form government in Netherlands

Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders says a deal had been reached to form a new government, almost six months after his major election victory.

Deal reached to form government in Netherlands

Contestant who criticized Israel booted from Eurovision

Dutch singer Joost Klein has been removed from the finals hours before his scheduled performance following complaints from the production staff.

Contestant who criticized Israel booted from Eurovision

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

Amsterdam, atoning for role in delivering Jews to the Nazis, pledges donation and memorials at tram stops.

Amsterdam takes first step in walking back Nazi collaboration

The Hague:

Burning object thrown at Israeli embassy

Dutch police arrest person suspected of throwing a burning object at Israel's embassy in The Hague.

Burning object thrown at Israeli embassy

'Ready to forego the job'

Dutch politician Wilders failing to form coalition

Despite winning the election in November, Dutch right-wing politician Geert Wilders' conversations with potential allies have borne no fruit.

Dutch politician Wilders failing to form coalition

Netherlands:

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

The Netherlands, home to the Nazis’ most famous victim, has never had a Holocaust museum — until now.

New museum aims to raise Holocaust awareness

'Israel has my support'

Dutch right-wing leader meets Herzog

Dutch right-wing leader Geert Wilders says he met President Isaac Herzog, pledges his full support to Israel in fighting terrorism.

Dutch right-wing leader meets Herzog

Amid calls for his arrest

Herzog inaugurates Holocaust museum in Amsterdam

President of Israel and King of the Netherlands, inaugurated a new Holocaust Museum in Amsterdam. Anti-Zionist organization: 'We filed a request with the police and the ICJ to arrest Herzog for genocide.'

Herzog inaugurates Holocaust museum in Amsterdam

Netherlands:

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

Dutch tram company that carried Anne Frank to her doom sought compensation after the war, new research shows.

Tram company worked with Nazis, demanded payment

Geert Wilders:

'Expel Turkey from NATO over support for terrorism'

Dutch politician who won November parliamentary elections says Turkish govt. should be kicked out of NATO alliance for supporting Hamas, providing financial haven for terrorist financing.

'Expel Turkey from NATO over support for terrorism'

UNRWA's role in Hamas war

Dutch Israel Allies Caucus discusses UNRWA

Leaders of the Dutch Parliamentary Israel Allies Caucus together with the Israel Allies Foundation (IAF) Europe host roundtable discussion at the Dutch House of Representatives focusing on "UNRWA's Role in Israel-Hamas Conflict" and the imperative to address the corruption within the UN body.

Dutch Israel Allies Caucus discusses UNRWA

Swastikas sprayed on Netherlands synagogue

Police investigating after 2 swastikas spray-painted on synagogue in city of Middelburg. The Netherlands has seen 800% increase in antisemitic incidents since October 7.

Swastikas sprayed on Netherlands synagogue

Three more European countries suspend UNRWA funding

Germany, Netherlands, and Scotland pause funding to UNRWA following evidence that UNRWA employees took part in October 7 massacre.

Three more European countries suspend UNRWA funding

Europe:

Seven arrested for planning terror attacks on Jewish targets

Seven men, some members of Hamas, are arrested as European police foil plots against Jews.

Seven arrested for planning terror attacks on Jewish targets

Netherlands: Mayor refuses to be seen near Israeli ambassador

Dutch mayor refuses to be photographed with Israeli ambassador at Hanukkah event, setting off media frenzy.

Netherlands: Mayor refuses to be seen near Israeli ambassador

Netherlands eletions resutls:

Geert Wilders elicits sympathy & fear in Jewish voters

'A few weeks ago, he only had between 13 and 17 seats,' editor of Dutch Jewish weekly says.

Geert Wilders elicits sympathy & fear in Jewish voters

The Netherlands:

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders headed for election victory

Exit poll shows Wilders, who is known for his stance against Islam, won the most votes with a landslide margin.

Right-wing politician Geert Wilders headed for election victory

Watchdog: 800% rise in antisemitic incidents in the Netherlands

Antisemitic incidents up 800% in the Netherlands since Oct. 7, Dutch watchdog reports.

Watchdog: 800% rise in antisemitic incidents in the Netherlands

Holland’s Christians Fearlessly Proclaim: We Stand With Israel

Christians for Israel and Shalva hold 4 pro-Israel events in the Netherlands following Hamas massacre, mobilizing thousands in support.

Holland’s Christians Fearlessly Proclaim: We Stand With Israel

Dutch prince proven to have been card-carrying Nazi

Newly unearthed documents prove that Prince Bernhard of the Netherlands was an official member of the Nazi party - despite his own denials.

Dutch prince proven to have been card-carrying Nazi

Netherlands:

SWC condemns Kristallnacht event invite to Sigrid Kaag

Simon Wiesenthal Center noteDutch Finance Minister Sigrid Kaag admitted to paying salaries of killers of Jewish teenager.

SWC condemns Kristallnacht event invite to Sigrid Kaag

Gunman kills three in Dutch city of Rotterdam

Gunman shoots woman and her daughter in their home, then storms into university classroom and shoots male teacher.

Gunman kills three in Dutch city of Rotterdam

Neo-Nazi who projected antisemitic message is extradited

Member of Goyim Defense League extradited to Netherlands after allegedly projecting antisemitic message onto Anne Frank House.

Neo-Nazi who projected antisemitic message is extradited

Latvia:

Using technology, researchers identify mass grave from Holocaust

Holocaust gravesites identified in Latvia and Netherlands using contemporary technology.

Using technology, researchers identify mass grave from Holocaust

Gantz immune to prosecution for IDF operation

A Dutch court ruling has dismissed a lawsuit against Benny Gantz and the former commander of the IAF for Operation Protective Edge.

Gantz immune to prosecution for IDF operation

Elbit to supply Netherlands with anti-UAS system

Elbit Systems awarded a $55 million contract to supply a counter UAS solution to the Netherlands.

Elbit to supply Netherlands with anti-UAS system

US approves F-16s to Ukraine once training is completed

Washington assures Denmark and the Netherlands it will expedite approval of transfer requests for F-16s to Ukraine when pilots are trained.

US approves F-16s to Ukraine once training is completed

'Ad Kan' victory against Hamas

Undercover research leads to arrest of head of Hamas Netherlands

Ad Kan stated: "Uncover the mask act of terrorist groups presenting themselves as Human Rights Organizations."

Undercover research leads to arrest of head of Hamas Netherlands

The Netherlands:

Father and daughter arrested for sending money to Hamas

55-year-old and 25-year-old arrested for allegedly sending over five million euros to Hamas in breach of EU sanctions.

Father and daughter arrested for sending money to Hamas

Dutch police arrest 154 soccer fans for antisemitic chanting

Large group of fans on train arrested after ignoring repeated warnings to stop singing antisemitic chants.

Dutch police arrest 154 soccer fans for antisemitic chanting

Netherlands:

Teachers increasingly dealing with Holocaust denying students

Survey finds Holocaust denial most common among students in the Netherlands from immigrant backgrounds.

Teachers increasingly dealing with Holocaust denying students

Dutch village forced to ban Nazi treasure hunters

Treasure map claims looted valuables stolen from Dutch bank by Nazis in 1945 buried in central Netherlands.

Dutch village forced to ban Nazi treasure hunters

Netherlands to release secret files on Nazi collaborators

Dutch files on those suspected of collaborating with Nazis, many of whom went on trial after the war, will be digitized and placed online.

Netherlands to release secret files on Nazi collaborators

Yiddish classes return to the Netherlands after nearly a decade

Students flocking to University of Amsterdam Yiddish course in order to learn language that has left a lasting impact on Dutch vocabulary.

Yiddish classes return to the Netherlands after nearly a decade

Netherlands:

Nearly half of high school teachers report antisemitic acts

Report from Anne Frank House finds antisemitism among secondary school students significantly higher than 10 years ago.

Nearly half of high school teachers report antisemitic acts

Majority of Dutch don't know Holocaust reached their country

New study shows most people in the Netherlands unaware Holocaust impacted their country - despite Anne Frank famously hiding their in 1940s.

Majority of Dutch don't know Holocaust reached their country

Netherlands arrests suspected ISIS security chief

Man had sought asylum from Syria and had been residing in the country for the past two years.

Netherlands arrests suspected ISIS security chief

Lapid to Dutch PM:

'Our shared values are being tested today'

Lapid meets Prime Minister of The Netherlands Mark Rutte: An important visit of an important friend.

'Our shared values are being tested today'

Looted Kadinsky masterpiece to be returned to Jewish heirs

Priceless painting to be returned to descendants of Jewish woman who had painting taken from her during the Holocaust.

Looted Kadinsky masterpiece to be returned to Jewish heirs

A band of hypocrites?

It would be better if each country troubled by Israeli raids on Palestinian Arab NGOs started to take care of its very existence. Opinion.

A band of hypocrites?

Dutch city renames park honoring mayor linked to Nazis

Dutch city renames park and fire station named after World War II-era mayor who gave Nazis list of local Jews.

Dutch city renames park honoring mayor linked to Nazis

Swastika flag hung on Dutch bridge being investigated by police

Police in the Netherlands have launched an investigation after a swastika flag was hung from a bridge in Gelderland.

Swastika flag hung on Dutch bridge being investigated by police

Rotterdam unveils Holocaust memorial of 10,000 stones

New monument features one stone for every resident of Dutch city deported during the Holocaust.

Rotterdam unveils Holocaust memorial of 10,000 stones

Dutch PM congratulates Lapid on taking office

PM Lapid invites Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to visit Israel.

Dutch PM congratulates Lapid on taking office

Dutch court convicts men behind antisemitic soccer mural

Two men behind Rotterdam antisemitic soccer mural given 60 hours community service and ordered to visit Holocaust memorial.

Dutch court convicts men behind antisemitic soccer mural

Belgian university staff suspended for calling Jews ‘asocial’

University of Antwerp punishes two employees for offensive statements about Jews and Moroccans.

Belgian university staff suspended for calling Jews ‘asocial’

Painting looted by Nazis returned to 101-year old Dutch woman

Ex-Dutch resistance fighter, who thought she would never see 17th century Netscher painting again, reunited with it after 78 years..

Painting looted by Nazis returned to 101-year old Dutch woman

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

Amsterdam holds ceremony honoring 33,000 Dutch Jews who were killed in the Sobibor death camp during the Holocaust.

Amsterdam pays tribute to Jews murdered in Sobibor

First time:

Israel’s national anthem played at Dutch military cemetery

National ceremony for fallen soldiers in the Netherlands includes the playing of “Hatikvah” as both countries mark memorial days.

Israel’s national anthem played at Dutch military cemetery

Report:

Dutch Jewish students increasingly targeted by fellow pupils

New report finds record number of antisemitic incidents in the Netherlands, with Jewish children particularly targeted.

Dutch Jewish students increasingly targeted by fellow pupils

Netherlands:

Fishing village volunteers rescue Jewish refugees in Ukraine

Residents of the village of Urk travel to Moldava to assist Jewish refugees fleeing the war in Ukraine.

Fishing village volunteers rescue Jewish refugees in Ukraine

Israeli citizen murdered in Holland

2 arrested for murder of Israeli man during robbery in city of Utrecht.

Israeli citizen murdered in Holland

Dutch Jew harassed by street gang for two years speaks out

Dutch Jew suffers two years of harassment by gang with police declining to charge assailants due to "insufficient evidence."

Dutch Jew harassed by street gang for two years speaks out

Australia, Netherlands sue Russia over Malaysia Airlines crash

Australia and the Netherlands are pursuing legal actions against Russia over the downing of Malaysia Airlines Flight MH17 in 2014.

Australia, Netherlands sue Russia over Malaysia Airlines crash

Dutch plan would force universities to reveal ties to Israel

Dutch Chief Rabbi says order forcing universities to reveal ties to multitude of Jewish group "reeks of antisemitism."

Dutch plan would force universities to reveal ties to Israel

Dutch Foreign Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Minister Wopke Hoekstra, who was only sworn in on Monday, isolating after testing positive in antigen test.

Dutch Foreign Minister tests positive for COVID-19

Former Dutch PM accuses Jews of poisoning Arabs

Dries van Agt accused of antisemitism, spreading a blood libe; after stating that Jewish settlers poison Arab neighbors.

Former Dutch PM accuses Jews of poisoning Arabs

Dutch govt. ends funding of terror-linked NGO

Dutch Foreign Ministry says it will end funding of 1 of the 6 organizations Israel accused of being linked to PFLP terrorist organization.

Dutch govt. ends funding of terror-linked NGO