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Antisemitic incidents reach 10-year high in the Netherlands

Number of anti-Jewish incidents in the Netherlands shoots up 35% in 2021, watchdog group says.

Antisemitic incidents hit 10-year high in the Netherlands

Dutch carolers vow to keep singing antisemitic Easter song

Carolers in the Netherlands refuse to drop Easter song denouncing 'the Jews who with their false council sacrificed Jesus'.

Dutch carolers vow to keep singing antisemitic Easter song

Dutch universities to ignore query on ties to Jewish groups — but may divulge on Israel

Group of Dutch public universities vow to ignore controversial query on ties to Jewish groups - but not on ties to Israel.

Colleges to ignore query on ties to Jewish groups, but not Israel

Dutch colleges stop giving information on staff's ties to Jewish, Israeli groups

Dutch universities pause compliance with request for information on any staff ties to Jewish or Israeli groups.

Colleges halt release of info on ties to Jewish, Israeli groups

Anti-Zionist group demands colleges reveal staff ties to Israel

'Reeks of antisemitism.' Dutch chief rabbi blasts group's demand that local universities identify any staff members who have ties to Israel.

Anti-Zionist group demands colleges reveal staff ties to Israel

Dutch Court: Benny Gantz not responsible for 2014 Gaza deaths

Appeals court in the Netherlands rules that Israeli Defense Minister Benny Gantz cannot be held liable for Gazans' deaths in 2014 operation.

Dutch Court: Benny Gantz not responsible for 2014 Gaza deaths

New plaques give context to Dutch cemetery where Nazis are buried next to victims

‘No longer kept secret’: New plaques give context to Dutch cemetery where Nazis are buried next to WWII victims.

New plaques explain Dutch cemetery housing Nazis' remains

Netherlands to declare partial lockdown

The Netherlands intends to declare a partial lockdown due to a sharp spike in COVID-19 morbidity.

Netherlands to declare partial lockdown

Dutch Chief Rabbi: More talk is not enough to fight anti-Semitism

Arutz Sheva speaks with Rabbi Binyomin Jacobst, chief rabbi of the Chief Rabbinate of the Netherlands, at the EJA conference in Poland.

Dutch Chief Rabbi: More talk not enough to fight anti-Semitismplayer

Why are non-Jewish Dutch parents giving their children Jewish names?

Jewish names surprisingly popular with both devout Protestants and secular parents in the Netherlands.

Why are Dutch non-Jews giving their children Jewish names?

The first national Holocaust monument in the Netherlands opens

Dutch King Willem-Alexander unveils memorial to victims of the Holocaust in the Netherlands - the first of its kind.

The first national Holocaust monument in the Netherlands opens

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

564 Dutch academics call to sever ties with Israel

Hundreds of Dutch academics call to sever ties with Israel and with Israeli researchers.

564 Dutch academics call for anti-Israel boycott

After 'Jews to the gas' chant, Dutch mayor meets with chief rabbi

Mayor of Arnhem meets with Dutch Chief Rabbi after fans of Arnhem's soccer club chant 'Hamas, Jews to the gas' at match.

After 'Jews to the gas' chant, Dutch mayor meets with top rabbi

Dutch daily apologizes for drawing Jewish pollster as a puppet master

Mainstream daily in the Netherlands apologizes for a caricature depicting a Jewish political pollster and entrepreneur as a puppet master.

Paper apologizes for drawing Jewish pollster as puppet master

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’ before match against Ajax

Police probing incident after Dutch soccer fans call for Hamas to murder Jews en masse ahead of match.

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Hamas, Jews to the gas’

Dutch shop fined for omitting the word ‘settlement’ from label of Israeli wine

Dutch inspectors fire store for selling Israeli wine from Samaria without marking it as a "settlement" product.

Dutch shop fined for not writing 'settlement' on Israeli wine

Dutch panel taps author accused of anti-Semitism as keynote speaker for Holocaust memorial

Abdelkader Benali chosen to deliver annual address for Amsterdam's main Holocaust memorial ceremony - despite his history of anti-Semitism.

Dutch panel taps anti-Semitic author for Holocaust memorial

Dutch politician resigns following party’s anti-Semitism scandal

Leader of Dutch rightist party quits after members of party's youth movement accused of anti-Semitic behavior.

Dutch politician resigns following party’s anti-Semitism scandal

Dutch chief rabbi says ‘no need’ for churches’ mea culpa over Holocaust inaction

Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands says he 'appreciates' gesture from six Dutch churches, 'children don't need to profess their parent's guilt.'

Dutch rabbi: No need for churches’ Holocaust inaction mea culpa

Dutch Protestant Church to admit it failed Jews in WWII

Protestant Church of the Netherlands set to admit it turned a blind eye to anti-Semitism during World War II.

Dutch Protestant Church to admit it failed Jews in WWII

Dutch city of Haarlem withdraws honor from rapper who mocked the Holocaust

Rapper who called Holocaust 'a joke' and a 'cover up for dumb sheep' loses title as official poet of Haarlem in the Netherlands.

Dutch city drops honor for rapper who called Holocaust 'a joke'

Dutch city honors rapper who called the Holocaust a ‘cover-up for dumb sheep’

Mayor of Dutch city of Haarlem says rapper 'deserves a second chance' after calling Holocaust 'a joke' and a 'cover up for dumb sheep'.

Dutch city honors rapper who called the Holocaust 'a cover-up'

Dutch postal service investigating how anti-Jewish expletive was added to parcel’s address

Who added 'F*** Jews' to parcel's address code in the Netherlands? Dutch postal service probes anti-Jewish epithet in tracking code check.

Netherlands: Anti-Jewish expletive added to parcel's address

Judges clear Dutch right-wing leader of inciting hatred

Dutch court clears Geert Wilders of inciting hatred and discrimination, but upholds his conviction for insulting a racial group.

Judges clear Dutch right-wing leader of inciting hatred

Dutch man acquitted after saying hackers sent anti-Semitic death threats from his computer

Netherlands judge acquits man after he claims hackers were behind anti-Semitic death threats sent to Jewish neighbors he had feuded with.

Dutch man acquitted on anti-Semitic threats sent to neighbors

Dutch Moroccan gets 8 months in jail for fake bomb at kosher eatery

46-year-old Hassan N. gets eight months in prison for planting fake bomb at entrance to kosher restaurant in the Netherlands.

Dutch Moroccan gets 8 months for fake bomb at kosher eatery

Campaign journalism, or how to hide Palestinian Arab atrocities

Two things are not allowed in the Dutch  mainstream media: Don't touch the Palestinian Arabs and don't criticize the media. Op-ed.

Campaign journalism, or how to hide Palestinian Arab atrocities

Netherlands suspends aid to group that employed Palestinian terrorists

Dutch government freezing aid to PA group which used subsidies to pay salaries to two terrorists involved in deadly bombing attack.

Netherlands suspends aid to group that employed PA terrorists

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

Dutch king acknowledges Jews felt ‘abandoned’ by his great-grandmother Wilhelmina

The King of the Netherlands acknowledges that Dutch Jews felt 'abandoned' by his great-grandmother, Queen Wilhelmnia, during the Holocaust.

Dutch king says Jews felt ‘abandoned’ by his great-grandmother

Dutch city reverses promise to change 'Nazareth, Palestine' sign

Reversing a 2014 promise, Dutch city maintains street signs identifying Israeli cities as located in Palestine.

Dutch city reverses promise to change 'Nazareth, Palestine' sign

Dutch court rejects war crimes charges against Benny Gantz

District court in The Netherlands rejects petition to try Israeli MK and former IDF chief of staff on war crimes charges.

Dutch court rejects war crimes charges against Benny Gantz

Dutch PM apologizes for treatment of Jews during the Holocaust

Prime Minister of The Netherlands apologizes for his country's having 'failed' Jews during the Holocaust.'

Dutch PM apologizes for treatment of Jews during the Holocaust

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

Germany gives $4.4 million to Dutch Holocaust museum

German government pledges nearly $4.5 million to renovate Dutch national Holocaust museum.

Germany gives $4.4 million to Dutch Holocaust museum

Dutch lawmaker revives Mohammad caricature contest

Geert Wilders revives plan to hold a contest for cartoons caricaturing the Prophet Mohammad, which was canceled last year over threats.

Dutch lawmaker revives Mohammad caricature contest

Dutch lawmaker: Expel ICC prosecutor

Anti-Muslim Dutch MP Geert Wilders says ICC prosecutor should be declared persona non grata over decision to investigate Israel.

Dutch lawmaker: Expel ICC prosecutor

Holland opposes labeling of 'settlement' products

Dutch Parliament proposes not to label Judea and Samaria products unless the directive is applied to other disputed territories.

Holland opposes labeling of 'settlement' products

Firecracker explodes in Dutch-Jewish family’s home

Eighth anti-Semitic incident against Dutch-Jewish family reported, after firecracker thrown through kitchen window.

Firecracker explodes in Dutch-Jewish family’s home