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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

Jewish girls kicked of planes sue Delta/KLM for discrimination

19 teenagers kicked off two Delta/KLM flights last summer suing airlines alleging antisemitic discrimination.

Jewish girls kicked of planes sue Delta/KLM for discrimination

Dutch police: Hostage situation at Amsterdam Apple store over

Police say gunman who walked into Apple store in Leidseplein has been overpowered.

Hostage situation at Amsterdam Apple store over

Unfolding hostage crisis in Amsterdam

An unknown number of hostages are being held in an Apple store in Amsterdam.

Unfolding hostage crisis in Amsterdam

Thousands rally in Amsterdam to protest Dutch lockdown

Riot police disperse thousands of anti-lockdown protesters, arresting dozens at rally in Amsterdam.

Thousands rally in Amsterdam to protest lockdownsplayer

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

Amsterdam gets large Liberace-inspired menorah for annual Hanukkah concert.

Amsterdam's new Hanukkah menorah is unveiled at virtual concert

He devoted his life to Spinoza - and was declared a persona non grata

A Jewish expert on Spinoza's banned works was named ‘persona non grata’ in Amsterdam’s synagogue and library.

He devoted his life to Spinoza & was declared persona non grata

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

Self-driving 'Roboats' tested in Amsterdam waters

A 'Roboat' is a self-driving boat the size of a small car.

Self-driving 'Roboats' tested in Amsterdam watersplayer

Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes in Amsterdam

WARNING: Graphic violence

Watch: Protesters clash with police over COVID passes player

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

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Tour group accused of misbehavior and not following mask rules on flight from Kiev to Amsterdam.

18 Jewish teenage girls escorted off plane in Amsterdam

Dutch university removes ‘from the river to the sea’ banner

Local Jews protest after State Academy of Fine Arts in Amsterdam posts banners calling for destruction of Israel.

Dutch university removes ‘from the river to the sea’ banner

Amsterdam mayor says Netanyahu hurts fight against anti-Semitism

Femke Halsema at conference of mayors on fight against anti-Semitism says Netanyahu accusations against ICC cheapen meaning of anti-Semitism

Amsterdam mayor says Netanyahu hurts fight against anti-Semitism

Amsterdam mayor wants state to return $22 million Nazi-looted painting

Mayor Femke Halsema asks Dutch Restitutions Committee to re-evaluate decision to keep Wassily Kandinsky painting in local museum.

Amsterdam mayor wants to return $22 million Nazi-looted painting

Dutch HR firm: Man who vandalized kosher store had terrorist motives

NTA firm determines that Syrian asylum seeker had 'terrorist motives' when he attacked kosher restaurant twice.

'Man who vandalized Dutch kosher store had terrorist motives'

Amsterdam: Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

Amsterdam Jewish schools lose city’s subsidy because of excess parent contributions, including for security.

Parents paid for security - and the school lost funding

Ramming attack on police car in Amsterdam, driver arrested

Van bursts into flames after ramming into police car in Amsterdam. Two police officers injured, suspect arrested.

2 injured in ramming attack on police car in Amsterdam

With no tourists in Amsterdam, locals are discovering the Anne Frank House

'I've lived here all my life, but I was always put off by the long line of tourists,' visitor says.

No tourists? Locals seize chance to discover Anne Frank House.

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Statue of slave who converted to Judaism vandalized in Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands.

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum reopen post-coronavirus

Amsterdam to contribute $5.6 million for Holocaust museum makeover.

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum

Dutch rabbi: Amsterdam's George Floyd protest 'should never have been allowed'

Dutch chief rabbi slams Amsterdam mayor for ignoring social distancing at mass Black Lives Matter protest.

Amsterdam George Floyd protest 'should never have been allowed'

EJC's Security and Crisis Center: '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'

Syrian vandalizes Amsterdam kosher restaurant a second time

Syrian who in 2017 broke into kosher restaurant in Amsterdam arrested again for smashing its windows while holding a lighter.

Syrian vandalizes Amsterdam kosher restaurant again

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Dutch authorities refusing to allow Jewish community to aid elderly coronavirus victims, Amsterdam rabbis say.

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

22 dead from coronavirus at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

One fifth of all residents at Jewish nursing home die from coronavirus over one month.

22 dead at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age home

The death toll at Amsterdam's Beth Shalom, above, is the largest for any old-age or nursing home in the Netherlands

Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age home

Box resembling home-made bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

Possible makeshift bomb left outside of kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.

Suspected bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

The 'Rintel,' a 266-year-old menorah, is placed back on display at Amsterdam's Jewish Historical Museum.

In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam deemed unfit to stand trial

Judge rules Muslim man who stabbed Jewish father, son at Amsterdam market is not criminally responsible for his actions.

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam deemed unfit to stand trial

Pilot causes panic at Amsterdam airport after activating alert

Pilot for Air Europa flight departing from Schiphol Airport accidentally activates hijacking alert. Incident under investigation.

Pilot causes panic at Amsterdam airport after activating alertplayer

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam 'forgot' why he did it

Dutch man charged with attempted manslaughter of a Jewish father and son in March claims he forgot why he stabbed them.

Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam 'forgot' why he did it

New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

A new kosher meat restaurant recently opened in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.

New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Refueling facility at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport stops working, leading to major disruption.

Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Bid to bar Holocaust memorial at Amsterdam Jewish quarter denied

Dutch court rejects residents' petition looking to prevent construction of Holocaust memorial in former Jewish quarter of Amsterdam.

Bid to bar Holocaust memorial at Amsterdam Jewish quarter denied

Anti-Israel protesters end rallies at Amsterdam’s WWII memorial

Netherland's BDS movement to end anti-Israel protests at Amsterdam's World War II memorial.

Anti-Israel protesters end rallies at Amsterdam’s WWII memorial

Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Egyptian man attacks Jewish store-owner and his son at Albert Cuyp market.

Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

Popular kosher deli closes due to difficulties finding kosher supervision, financial issues.

Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

First open Jewish concert in Concertgebouw Great Hall since WWII

Cantor Israel Nachman holds festive Hanukkah concert Royal Concertgebouw in Amsterdam, first public Jewish concert there since Holocaust.

First open Jewish concert in Concertgebouw Great Hall since WWIIplayer

Amsterdam: BDS rally glorifies terror at Nazi victim monument

City officials called to explain, after BDS rally featuring song about suicide bomber in Tel Aviv takes place at memorial for Nazi victims.

Amsterdam: BDS rally glorifies terror at Nazi victim monument