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

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/04/2021 21:28
Dutch panel taps author accused of anti-Semitism as keynote speaker for Holocaust memorial

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, 22/01/2021 14:59
Dutch politician resigns following party’s anti-Semitism scandal

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 24/11/2020 07:47
Dutch chief rabbi says ‘no need’ for churches’ mea culpa over Holocaust inaction

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.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 30/10/2020 08:07
Dutch Protestant Church to admit it failed Jews in WWII

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.AFP, 23/10/2020 07:41
Dutch city of Haarlem withdraws honor from rapper who mocked the Holocaust

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.Philissa Cramer, JTA, 30/09/2020 14:28
Dutch city honors rapper who called the Holocaust a ‘cover-up for dumb sheep’

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'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/09/2020 09:42
Dutch postal service investigating how anti-Jewish expletive was added to parcel’s address

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 07/09/2020 07:06
Judges clear Dutch right-wing leader of inciting hatred

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 05/09/2020 00:05
Dutch man acquitted after saying hackers sent anti-Semitic death threats from his computer

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 02/09/2020 07:41
Dutch Moroccan gets 8 months in jail for fake bomb at kosher eatery

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/08/2020 09:22
Campaign journalism, or how to hide Palestinian Arab atrocities

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.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 17/08/2020 09:17
Netherlands suspends aid to group that employed Palestinian terrorists

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 22/07/2020 07:06
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
Dutch king acknowledges Jews felt ‘abandoned’ by his great-grandmother Wilhelmina

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/05/2020 07:30
Dutch city reverses promise to change 'Nazareth, Palestine' sign

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/02/2020 07:22
Dutch court rejects war crimes charges against Benny Gantz

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/01/2020 13:02
Dutch PM apologizes for treatment of Jews during the Holocaust

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.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/01/2020 19:00
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
Germany gives $4.4 million to Dutch Holocaust museum

Germany gives $4.4 million to Dutch Holocaust museum

German government pledges nearly $4.5 million to renovate Dutch national Holocaust museum.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 14/01/2020 08:00
Dutch lawmaker revives Mohammad caricature contest

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 29/12/2019 02:03
Dutch lawmaker: Expel ICC prosecutor

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 27/12/2019 20:41
Holland opposes labeling of 'settlement' products

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.Elad Benari, 20/11/2019 04:38
Firecracker explodes in Dutch-Jewish family’s home

Firecracker explodes in Dutch-Jewish family’s home

Eighth anti-Semitic incident against Dutch-Jewish family reported, after firecracker thrown through kitchen window.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/11/2019 14:40
Dutch Christians donate Europe’s largest menorah to Sderot

Dutch Christians donate Europe’s largest menorah to Sderot

Dutch Zionists send giant Hannukah menorah to rocket-battered city of Sderot in southern Israel.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/09/2019 14:06
Neo-Nazis to demonstrate outside Israeli Embassy in The Hague

Neo-Nazis to demonstrate outside Israeli Embassy in The Hague

Dutch city it has no grounds to ban neo-Nazi group's planned demonstration outside the Israeli Embassy.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 06/09/2019 23:26
Can the Dutch ban on burqas in public areas be enforced?

Can the Dutch ban on burqas in public areas be enforced?

Dutch police forces have stated that enforcing the ban, which goes into effect on Thursday, is not their priority.Sara Rubenstein, 01/08/2019 17:32
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
'Transfer all of the Palestinians to Jordan'

'Transfer all of the Palestinians to Jordan'

Right-wing Dutch lawmaker pushes alternative to Trump's Mideast peace plan, calling for transferring Arabs from Judea & Samaria to Jordan.Arutz Sheva Staff, 28/06/2019 13:44
Dutch senator apologizes for comment on Jews and gas chambers

Dutch senator apologizes for comment on Jews and gas chambers

Dutch senator who said Jews “went like lambs to the gas chambers” during the Holocaust apologizes.Ben Ariel and JTA, 14/06/2019 06:02
Dutch lawmaker says Jews 'went to gas chambers like meek lambs'

Dutch lawmaker says Jews 'went to gas chambers like meek lambs'

Right-wing Dutch senator says he was inspired to enlist in army after seeing Jews 'driven to gas chambers like meek lambs'.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/06/2019 07:55
'The guards placed at Jewish schools remind me of the camps'

'The guards placed at Jewish schools remind me of the camps'

Senior Dutch politicians meet with Dutch Jewish leadership to discuss anti-Semitism in the Netherlands.Ben Shaul, 28/05/2019 11:49
Dutch party begins 2nd attempt to ban kosher slaughter

Dutch party begins 2nd attempt to ban kosher slaughter

Defying opposition from constitutional court, Dutch party launches second bid to ban kosher and halal slaughter.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 16/05/2019 21:48
Soccer fans beat Jew, sing about SS on Dutch liberation day

Soccer fans beat Jew, sing about SS on Dutch liberation day

35-year-old Jewish man says assaulted by soccer fans singing about Nazi SS - on anniversary of Netherland's liberation from Nazis.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/05/2019 15:15
Netherlands: F-16 makes emergency landing- after shooting itself

Netherlands: F-16 makes emergency landing- after shooting itself

Dutch fighter jet forced to make emergency landing after being hit by its own machine gun fire.David Rosenberg, 09/04/2019 14:18
Matzah character is huge in Holland — and not just among Jews

Matzah character is huge in Holland — and not just among Jews

'Max the Matzah' finds appeal in the Netherlands, even beyond country's 40,000 Jews.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 09/04/2019 08:07
Pro-Israel Dutch party sends election winners Israeli wine

Pro-Israel Dutch party sends election winners Israeli wine

Dutch party which supports Israel uses bottles of Israeli wine to congratulate winners of local election - and defy calls for boycott.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/03/2019 20:25
Israeli woman raped in Netherlands recognized as terror victim

Israeli woman raped in Netherlands recognized as terror victim

Woman raped by Arab in 2003 recognized by Defense Min. as terror victim, entitling her to rights and assistance from National Insurance.Ido Ben Porat, 12/03/2019 15:55
Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in the Netherlands

Anti-Semitic incidents on the rise in the Netherlands

Watchdog organization reports 19% increase in anti-Semitic incidents in the Netherlands last year.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 11/03/2019 14:44
Dutch party walks back support of BDS

Dutch party walks back support of BDS

Dutch Green Party says it does not support efforts to boycott Israel following protests over its endorsement of BDS.Elad Benari, 11/03/2019 02:13
The Netherlands okays 'Palestine' as place of birth

The Netherlands okays 'Palestine' as place of birth

Israelis born prior to the establishment of the state in 1948 will now be able to register place of birth as 'Palestine' in Dutch documents.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/02/2019 07:32
Dutch textbook leaves out Jewish ties to Jerusalem

Dutch textbook leaves out Jewish ties to Jerusalem

Publisher which previously released textbooks accusing Israelis of ethnic cleansing prints new textbooks omitting Jewish ties to Jerusalem.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 12/02/2019 14:59
Dutch government funded effort to undermine Israeli court

Dutch government funded effort to undermine Israeli court

Report by left-wing NGO B'Tselem challenging decisions by Israeli Supreme Court in Judea and Samaria was funded by Dutch government.Arutz Sheva Staff, 11/02/2019 12:27
Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Jews burn best’ on Holocaust mem'l day

Dutch soccer fans chant ‘Jews burn best’ on Holocaust mem'l day

Police arrest soccer fans who sang anti-Semitic chant about Jews and Nazi SS on Holocaust memorial day.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 05/02/2019 14:47
Dutch supermarket denies anti-Semitism claim

Dutch supermarket denies anti-Semitism claim

Dutch supermarket chain dismisses claim of anti-Semitism as 'misunderstanding', after popular YouTube bloggers visit store with kippah.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 19/12/2018 12:42
Netherlands encouraging Diaspora Jews to criticize Israel

Netherlands encouraging Diaspora Jews to criticize Israel

Official Dutch foreign ministry document says one of government's goals is to 'encourage Diaspora Jews to voice opposition to occupation.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/11/2018 15:00
Dutch lawmakers urge gov't to adopt int'l def. of anti-Semitism

Dutch lawmakers urge gov't to adopt int'l def. of anti-Semitism

Majority of Dutch lawmakers call on government to adopt international definition of anti-Semitism.JTA, 28/11/2018 12:58
Dutch boatmaker aims to sail his replica of Noah’s Ark to Israel

Dutch boatmaker aims to sail his replica of Noah’s Ark to Israel

Christian boatmaker hopes to bring his 390-foot life-size replica of Noah's Ark to the Holy Land.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 26/11/2018 07:27
Stabber shot by Dutch police targeted Jewish, Christian victims

Stabber shot by Dutch police targeted Jewish, Christian victims

Syrian assailant who stabbed three in The Hague was seeking Jewish and Christian victims.JTA, 18/11/2018 21:17
Dutch public broadcaster calls Soros ‘a Jew with tentacles’

Dutch public broadcaster calls Soros ‘a Jew with tentacles’

The Netherlands' public broadcaster uses anti-Semitic slur to describe American billionaire.JTA, 24/10/2018 14:24
Dutch art museums holding 170 works possibly stolen from Jews

Dutch art museums holding 170 works possibly stolen from Jews

42 museums in the Netherlands in possession of 170 pieces of art likely stolen from Jews during the Holocaust.JTA, 12/10/2018 14:31
Watch: Cat steals the show during live TV interview

Watch: Cat steals the show during live TV interview

Polish historian interrupted mid-interview by a four-legged guest. The professor continued the interview despite the feline's presence.Arutz Sheva Staff, 08/07/2018 19:51
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
1 dead, 3 injured after bus hits Dutch concert-goers

1 dead, 3 injured after bus hits Dutch concert-goers

Bus hits 4 people in the Netherlands, killing 1. Background of incident unknown.David Rosenberg, 18/06/2018 08:40
Jews targeted in 41% of all xenophobia trials in the Netherlands

Jews targeted in 41% of all xenophobia trials in the Netherlands

Discrimination against Jews in the Netherlands nearly doubled in 2017, accounted for 41% of all 'xenophobic' incidents.JTA, 24/05/2018 15:16
Hamas agent met Dutch officials at event organized by aid group

Hamas agent met Dutch officials at event organized by aid group

Aid group funded by Dutch gov't brought alleged Hamas terrorist to event which included gov't officials.JTA, 18/04/2018 12:22