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

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/09/2020 10:33
Ramming attack on police car in Amsterdam, driver arrested

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.Y Rabinovitz, 11/09/2020 09:34
With no tourists in Amsterdam, locals are discovering the Anne Frank House

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/07/2020 09:09
Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

Statue of slave who converted to Judaism vandalized in Jewish cemetery in the Netherlands.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/06/2020 07:39
Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum reopen post-coronavirus

Amsterdam pledges millions to help Holocaust museum reopen post-coronavirus

Amsterdam to contribute $5.6 million for Holocaust museum makeover.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 06/06/2020 21:12
Dutch rabbi: Amsterdam's George Floyd protest 'should never have been allowed'

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/06/2020 08:00
EJC's Security and Crisis Center: 'An open gate, an open door - that's not an option'

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 compromisedCnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/06/2020 08:09
Syrian vandalizes Amsterdam kosher restaurant a second time

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 08/05/2020 23:44
Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Amsterdam: Jewish community in great distress

Dutch authorities refusing to allow Jewish community to aid elderly coronavirus victims, Amsterdam rabbis say.Yoni Kempinski, 08/05/2020 15:49
22 dead from coronavirus at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

22 dead from coronavirus at Amsterdam Jewish nursing home

One fifth of all residents at Jewish nursing home die from coronavirus over one month.Gary Willig, 13/04/2020 17:52
Coronavirus kills 15 at Amsterdam’s Jewish old-age 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 NetherlandsCnaan Liphshiz / JTA, 09/04/2020 23:10
Box resembling home-made bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

Box resembling home-made bomb placed outside Amsterdam kosher eatery

Possible makeshift bomb left outside of kosher restaurant in Amsterdam.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/01/2020 15:01
In Amsterdam, the world’s priciest menorah gets a new life

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/12/2019 14:31
Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam deemed unfit to stand trial

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.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 02/12/2019 22:51
Pilot causes panic at Amsterdam airport after activating alert

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 06/11/2019 22:05
Man who stabbed Jews in Amsterdam 'forgot' why he did it

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 13/09/2019 22:36
New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

New restaurant in Amsterdam: Meat Me Kosher

A new kosher meat restaurant recently opened in the city of Amsterdam in the Netherlands.Arutz Sheva Staff, 15/08/2019 02:04
Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Thousands stranded at Amsterdam airport

Refueling facility at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport stops working, leading to major disruption.Arutz Sheva Staff, 25/07/2019 00:36
Bid to bar Holocaust memorial at Amsterdam Jewish quarter denied

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/07/2019 12:43
Anti-Israel protesters end rallies at Amsterdam’s WWII memorial

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 01/07/2019 14:37
Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Jewish vendor, son stabbed at iconic Amsterdam market

Egyptian man attacks Jewish store-owner and his son at Albert Cuyp market.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 20/03/2019 19:07
Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

Iconic kosher deli in Amsterdam closes after 62 years

Popular kosher deli closes due to difficulties finding kosher supervision, financial issues.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/03/2019 21:37
First open Jewish concert in Concertgebouw Great Hall since WWII

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 12/12/2018 17:27
Amsterdam: BDS rally glorifies terror at Nazi victim monument

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.Cnaan Liphshiz - JTA, 10/11/2018 23:49
Amsterdam stabber says Islam is insulted in the Netherlands

Amsterdam stabber says Islam is insulted in the Netherlands

Prosecutors say Afghan asylum-seeker accused of stabbing two Americans in Amsterdam believes that Islam is insulted in the Netherlands.Ben Ariel, 04/09/2018 03:42
Netherlands to remain on high terror alert

Netherlands to remain on high terror alert

Netherlands' threat level to remain at four on a scale that tops out at five following Friday's stabbing attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 02/09/2018 04:46
Amsterdam stabber had 'terrorist motive'

Amsterdam stabber had 'terrorist motive'

Dutch police confirm stabber who injured two in Amsterdam had 'terrorist motive.'Arutz Sheva Staff, 01/09/2018 21:21
Amsterdam: Three injured in stabbing attack

Amsterdam: Three injured in stabbing attack

Police shoot, arrest, suspect in Amsterdam stabbing attack.Arutz Sheva Staff, 31/08/2018 14:30
Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name

Amsterdam’s ‘Anne & Frank’ bakery to change name

New bakery near Anne Frank's hiding place changes name after backlash over reference to famous Holocaust victim.JTA, 28/08/2018 17:04
Amsterdam: Jewish woman, children told ‘you should all be shot’

Amsterdam: Jewish woman, children told ‘you should all be shot’

28-year-old Jewish woman and her children verbally attacked in Amsterdam, with suspect calling Jews 'cancer'.JTA, 23/08/2018 15:08
Kosher restaurant attacker in Amsterdam convicted

Kosher restaurant attacker in Amsterdam convicted

Syrian who smashed windows of kosher eatery convicted of vandalism, but will not serve more time in jail despite being unrepentant.JTA and Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/07/2018 23:00
Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Vandal nabbed for painting swastikas on Dutch Jewish cemetery

Police arrest man suspected of vandalizing 300-year-old Amsterdam cemetery with Nazi symbolsJTA, 03/07/2018 14:59
Amsterdam kosher eatery to close due to frequent attacks

Amsterdam kosher eatery to close due to frequent attacks

Restaurant owner says he cannot keep establishment open without proper security due to repeated assaults, vandalism.JTA, 10/05/2018 15:16
Dutch cop asks removal of Holocaust memorial sign, citing Israel

Dutch cop asks removal of Holocaust memorial sign, citing Israel

Bookshop owner in Amsterdam says police officer asked him to remove a sign commemorating Holocaust victims, citing Israel’s actions.JTA, 06/05/2018 11:32
Holland: Anti-Semitic vandalism reaches 11-year high

Holland: Anti-Semitic vandalism reaches 11-year high

Anti-Semitic vandalism in Holland rises 40% to highest level since 2007.JTA, 10/03/2018 20:19
Vandals target Amsterdam synagogue, Jewish hospice

Vandals target Amsterdam synagogue, Jewish hospice

Vandals target synagogue, Jewish hospice, in what police spokesman calls 'a deliberate attack against a Jewish institution.'JTA, 20/01/2018 20:32
Amsterdam: Jewish-owned restaurant vandalized - again

Amsterdam: Jewish-owned restaurant vandalized - again

Vandals smash window of Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, one month after previous attack.Haim Lev, 09/01/2018 13:12
Swastikas painted on two Paris-area kosher shops

Swastikas painted on two Paris-area kosher shops

Meanwhile, kosher restaurant in Amsterdam vandalized last month by Syrian national with Palestinian flag also targeted again.JTA, 03/01/2018 22:42
'Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode'

'Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode'

Man who attacked Amsterdam kosher restaurant an anti-Semitic 'volcano ready to explode', warns Dutch anti-Semitism watchdog group.David Rosenberg, 22/12/2017 08:03
Attacker of kosher Amsterdam restaurant fought in Syria

Attacker of kosher Amsterdam restaurant fought in Syria

Man who attacked Amsterdam kosher restaurant while waving PLO flag is reportedly an ex-combatant in Syria’s civil war, Dutch site reports.Ben Ariel, 14/12/2017 02:38
Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

Spokesperson for left-leaning party says recognition of Jerusalem to blame for assault on kosher eatery.JTA, 07/12/2017 22:19
Amsterdam: Man smashes windows of kosher restaurant

Amsterdam: Man smashes windows of kosher restaurant

Man holding Palestinian Authority flag smashes windows of Amsterdam kosher restaurant.JTA, 07/12/2017 13:38
An Amsterdam Yom Kippur tradition since the first light bulb

An Amsterdam Yom Kippur tradition since the first light bulb

Worshipers at Portuguese Synagogue in Amsterdam pray by candlelight each Yom KippurCnaan Liphshiz, 14/09/2017 21:57
The books that cheated death - twice

The books that cheated death - twice

400-year-old Jewish library survives Hitler and the Inquisition.JTA, 28/06/2017 14:37
3 Israelis injured by out-of-control car in Amsterdam

3 Israelis injured by out-of-control car in Amsterdam

Out of control vehicle rams into pedestrians outside Amsterdam Central train station. 3 Israelis among the injured.JTA, 11/06/2017 16:55
First French concentration camp being converted into memorial

First French concentration camp being converted into memorial

Pithiviers station gets converted to Holocaust memorial, Amsterdam builds memorial with names of Holocaust victims.JTA, 10/06/2017 21:25
Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Dutch MPs oppose headscarf proposal for Amsterdam police

Amsterdam police push to allow religious headgear, MPs refuse, say religious symbols ruin police 'neutrality.'AFP, 20/05/2017 21:48
WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

WATCH: 60 European rabbis recite the 'Prayer for Israel'

Conference of European Rabbis marks 60 years since organization's founding - in the same Amsterdam synagogue they started in.Yoni Kempinski, Amsterdam, 10/05/2017 12:15
Holocaust-era US visa applications discovered

Holocaust-era US visa applications discovered

Family from Amsterdam which submitted applications to flee Nazi genocide perished in the Holocaust.JTA, 18/04/2017 15:29
Memorial outside Holocaust victim's house gets moved

Memorial outside Holocaust victim's house gets moved

Amsterdam residents sue city over postcard-sized Holocaust memorial plaque.JTA, 02/04/2017 07:14
BDS violence in Amsterdam: I was there

BDS violence in Amsterdam: I was there

They were in the audience at my Amsterdam lecture and are at Dam Square every week. The police, however, are not.Barry Shaw, 20/03/2017 11:43
Jewish charter flight forced to make emergency landing

Jewish charter flight forced to make emergency landing

Flight chartered by Jewish pilgrims heading to tomb of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhansk in Poland forced to make emergency landing in Amsterdam.David Rosenberg, 19/03/2017 15:38
Terrifying moment: Plane's landing gear collapses

Terrifying moment: Plane's landing gear collapses

Plane's landing gear breaks during touchdown in bad weather at Holland airport.Arutz Sheva Staff, 24/02/2017 10:56
Dutch government allocates $8.5 million to Holocaust museum

Dutch government allocates $8.5 million to Holocaust museum

Dutch government allocates more than $8.5 million to establishment of a Holocaust museum in Amsterdam.JTA, 02/02/2017 02:05
Anne Frank House attracts record crowds for 7th straight year

Anne Frank House attracts record crowds for 7th straight year

The Anne Frank House in Amsterdam had a record number of visitors for the seventh consecutive year.JTA, 06/01/2017 03:30
Dutch police arrest suspects in planned 2015 synagogue attack

Dutch police arrest suspects in planned 2015 synagogue attack

Dutch police arrest several suspects in connection with an unrealized plan to attack a synagogue in the country’s capital.JTA, 06/12/2016 05:27
Amsterdam settles with survivors for $11M

Amsterdam settles with survivors for $11M

City rejects calls to give direct restitution to Holocaust survivors taxed while held in concentration camps, pays Jewish groups $11M.JTA, 24/07/2016 07:38