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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

Netherlands declares another lockdown

Dutch government says it is allowing only supermarkets and 'essential' shops to stay open.

Netherlands declares another lockdown

Dutch lawmaker ordered to remove antisemitic tweets

Judge orders Dutch right-wing lawmaker to take down tweets comparing COVID measures to treatment of Jews under Nazis.

Dutch lawmaker ordered to remove antisemitic tweets

Dutch politician sued after comparing restrictions to Holocaust

Jewish organizations in Netherlands file lawsuit against Thierry Bauden for comparing COVID-19 restrictions to the Holocaust.

Dutch politician sued after comparing restrictions to Holocaust

Former Dutch queen tests positive for COVID-19

Princess Beatrix, 83, is in isolation at home and abiding by rules for people who have tested positive.

Former Dutch queen tests positive for COVID-19

BDS-supporting Dutch party calls out 'racist' Holocaust event

Dutch far-left party says it wants to end ‘inherently racist’ Holocaust memorial event.

BDS-supporting Dutch party calls out 'racist' Holocaust event

Watch: Riots after Dutch government tightens Covid restrictions

Violent riots broke out in Rotterdam on Friday night as hundreds gathered to protest against Dutch government Covid restrictions

Watch: Riots after Dutch government tightens Covid restrictions

Reform leader who compared COVID-19 to Holocaust resigns

Dutch Jewish leader resigns from council after drawing parallels between COVID-19 measures and Nazism.

Reform leader who compared COVID-19 to Holocaust resigns

Netherlands: Reform leader likens COVID policies to Nazi Germany

Dutch Reform leader says COVID-19 policies remind her of Nazi Germany. 'Don't play with fire.'

Netherlands: Reform leader likens COVID policies to Nazi Germany

Here's how one Amsterdam shop stayed solvent during lockdowns

In Amsterdam, a Jewish merchant channels the spirit of a fabled pre-Holocaust flea market.

Here's how one Amsterdam shop stayed solvent during lockdowns

Dutch Jewish community struggling to maintain a Jewish structure

Ellen Van Praag, Chair of Ressort Mediene communities, speaks to Arutz Sheva about challenges Dutch Jewish community faces.

Dutch Jewish community struggling to maintain a Jewish structure

Men who dressed like Nazis in Dutch town apologize

Ten men apologize after carrying out mock arrest of man wearing yellow star as part of rally against COVID-19 measures.

Men who dressed like Nazis in Dutch town apologize

Dutch youths dress as Nazis in protest against COVID rules

Ten people dressed as Nazis stage mock execution of Jew in protest against coronavirus restrictions in the Netherlands.

Dutch youths dress as Nazis in protest against COVID rules

Dutch Jewish orgs call on fairs to stop selling Nazi items

Latest call by Jewish groups comes after fair found to be selling multiple Nazi items, including yellow stars with identification cards.

Dutch Jewish orgs call on fairs to stop selling Nazi items

Amsterdam to return $23.5 million painting to Jewish heirs

City officials end 9-year legal battle by giving up rights to Kandinsky painting sold under duress by Jewish art collector during Holocaust.

Amsterdam to return $23.5 million painting to Jewish heirs

Canadian Dutch club commissions Anne Frank statue

Statue cast in the same material as the 1960 Anne Frank statue in Ultrecht stands on a platform at Edmonton, Alberta park.

Canadian Dutch club commissions Anne Frank statue

Dutch Jewish woman who saved children during Holocaust honored

Daycare operator Henriëtte Pimentel posthumously honored with Jewish Rescuers Citation for saving children under her care from death camps.

Dutch Jewish woman who saved children during Holocaust honored

Over 1,000 people infected with COVID-19 at Netherlands festival

'Staggering' infection rate at Utrecht festival highlights Dutch government's failings in pandemic management.

Over 1,000 people infected with COVID-19 at Netherlands festival

Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV

September event in NYC will mark 20th anniversary of original UN Durban conference, widely lambasted for its descent into anti-Semitism.

Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV

Netherlands boycotting Durban IV conference

The Netherlands joins a list of nations boycotting Durban IV over concerns it will be a repeat of past anti-Semitic Durban conferences.

Netherlands boycotting Durban IV conference

Merkel: Nazi crimes are “Germany’s eternal responsibility”

"Nothing can take away the pain of the survivors of the concentration camps," Merkel says.

Merkel: Nazi crimes are “Germany’s eternal responsibility”

Dutch party equates COVID measures to Nazism

Forum for Democracy rebuked by Dutch Jews for banner comparing COVID restrictions to Holocaust ahead of national Holocaust Remembrance Day.

Dutch party equates COVID measures to Nazism

Museum opens at one of the Netherland’s most infamous Nazi camps

Dutch PM Mark Rutte inaugurates museum on former grounds of the Netherlands’ most infamous Nazi camps 80 years after its construction.

Museum opens at one of the Netherland’s most infamous Nazi camps

Dutch museum settles art claim with heirs of Jewish entrepreneur

Museum decides to compensate textile manufacturer's heirs for 1635 painting, ignoring recommendation of a state restitution panel.

Dutch museum settles art claim with heirs of Jewish entrepreneur

Netherlands anti-Semitism tally drops by 25%

Number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands drops by 25% - but remains third-highest in over a decade.

Netherlands anti-Semitism tally drops by 25%

'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

Dutch national laureate philosopher calls Diaspora a ‘blessing’ because it prevented Jews from having power.

'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

Netherlands: Free matzah for children

Dutch matzah factory gives away Passover product to 35,000 schoolkids.

Netherlands: Free matzah for children

Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Decision follows the death of a woman who had received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.

Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Dutch politician calls Nuremberg trials ‘illegitimate’

Thierry Baudet, leader of Dutch Forum for Democracy party, says he considers Nuremberg trials 'illegitimate.'

Dutch politician calls Nuremberg trials ‘illegitimate’

'Finally something nice named for Jews - and they take it away'

‘Jew cookies’ are a Dutch dessert staple. They’re getting a new name — and Dutch Jews are confused.

'Finally something nice named for Jews - and they take it away'

Netherlands: Swastika carved at Jewish student's home

Maastricht University student comes home to find his home vandalized with anti-Semitic graffiti, mezuzah ripped from door.

Netherlands: Swastika carved at Jewish student's home

Germany names SS veterans receiving army stipends

Germany gives Netherlands list of Dutch SS veterans who receive pensions for serving Hitler.

Germany names SS veterans receiving army stipends

Dutch village tells its unique Holocaust rescue story

A Dutch village saved Jews - but never told their story. 'I did it all because I had no other choice,' operation leader Arnold Douwes says.

Dutch village tells its unique Holocaust rescue story

Author accused of anti-Semitism quits Holocaust memorial event

Abdelkader Benali, author who railed against Jews, quits as speaker for Dutch Holocaust commemoration following storm of criticism.

Author accused of anti-Semitism quits Holocaust memorial event

A Dutch Jewish cemetery has become a Black pilgrimage site

Black community creates memorial day for slave buried in Dutch Jewish cemetery. 'It's about respecting another person's belief.'

A Dutch Jewish cemetery has become a Black pilgrimage site

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

Prime Minister Mark Rutte remains unscathed and will run for a fourth term in a general election to be held in two months.

Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

Dutch government temporarily bans flights from UK

Dutch government bans all passenger flights from Britain until January 1 after finding case of new coronavirus strain.

Dutch government temporarily bans flights from UK

Dutch court rejects bid to reclaim Kandinsky painting

Dutch court throws out case brought by heirs of Jewish art collector to reclaim painting by Wassily Kandinsky sold during World War II.

Dutch court rejects bid to reclaim Kandinsky painting

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Wilders

Turkish President sues Dutch lawmaker for series of tweets against Erdogan, including one that described him as a “terrorist”.

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Wilders

Netherlands announces partial lockdown

New restrictions include closure of bars, cafes and restaurants and mandatory non-medical face masks.

Netherlands announces partial lockdown

Dutch sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soccer match

During live broadcast of soccer match, network includes recording of audience reactions which included anti-Semitic chants from fans.

Dutch sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soccer match

Dutch rabbis: Blow shofar outside

Blow shofar sparingly and outside, Dutch rabbis warn worshipers.

Dutch rabbis: Blow shofar outside

Watchdog claims seat change request was discrimination

Dutch airline KLM discriminated when it asked woman to move for Orthodox man, watchdog finds.

Watchdog claims seat change request was discrimination

Dutch inspectors threaten to fine store selling wine from Hebron

Dutch government inspectors say they will fine a store selling wine from Hebron that is labeled as made in Israel.

Dutch inspectors threaten to fine store selling wine from Hebron

Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets has finally been revealed

Most agents, lawyers and notaries who dealt with stolen Jewish assets were not prosecuted. Pre-war Jewish owners were fined for back taxes.

Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets has finally been revealed

Dutch parliament rejects motion to fund synagogue security

Dutch parliament votes to fight anti-Semitism, but against funding Jewish security costs.

Dutch parliament rejects motion to fund synagogue security

Dutch parliament calls for sanctions on Israel over sovereignty

Dutch parliament passes motion calling for government to prepare sanctions against Israel if it applies sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.

Dutch parliament calls for sanctions on Israel over sovereignty

Dutch Jews reject rail company's 'low' offer of restitution

Dutch national rail company offers $5.6 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims.

Dutch Jews reject rail company's 'low' offer of restitution

'Dutch gov't ignored warnings about funding terror-linked NGO'

Netherlands providing millions of dollars to terror group dedicated to destroying the State of Israeli, UK lawyers' group says.

'Dutch gov't ignored warnings about funding terror-linked NGO'

Jordan, Netherlands oppose sovereignty

Jordanian Foreign Minister speaks to Dutch counterpart, stresses importance of international efforts to thwart Israeli sovereignty plan.

Jordan, Netherlands oppose sovereignty

Dutch church group walks back call for sanctions against Israel

Dutch Council of Churches issues apology for letter urging sanctions if Israel applies sovereignty to Judea and Samaria.

Dutch church group walks back call for sanctions against Israel

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum

Amsterdam to contribute $5.6 million for Holocaust museum makeover.

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum

'An open gate, an open door - that's not an option'

Jewish schools have reopened in the Netherlands, but some worry that their security is compromised

'An open gate, an open door - that's not an option'

Most Dutch cities have no record of theft of Jewish property

Most Dutch municipalities involved in theft of Jewish-owned real estate during World War II appear to have no record of it, report finds.

Most Dutch cities have no record of theft of Jewish property

Dutch-Muslim politician tweets Jewish yellow star

On eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Dutch-Muslim politician tweets picture of yellow star to protest plans to monitor coronavirus carriers.

Dutch-Muslim politician tweets Jewish yellow star

Watch: Dutch Health Minister collapses in parliament

Dutch Health Minister Bruno Bruins collapsed during parliament discussion on the coronavirus crisis. He later said he was fatigued.

Watch: Dutch Health Minister collapses in parliament

Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Major museums announce closure to help stop spread of coronavirus as Netherlands bans gatherings of over 100 people.

Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Dutch PM tells public not to shake hands, then shakes hand

Dutch Prime Minister held a press conference to tell people in the Netherlands not to shake hands due to the coronavirus

Dutch PM tells public not to shake hands, then shakes hand