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Here's how one Amsterdam shop stayed solvent during lockdowns

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/10/2021 08:05
Dutch Jewish community struggling to maintain a Jewish structure

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.Yoni Kempinski, 15/10/2021 16:01
Men who dressed like Nazis in Dutch town apologize

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.Elad Benari, Canada, 15/09/2021 22:22
Dutch youths dress as Nazis in protest against COVID rules

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.Ben Ariel, 15/09/2021 02:12
Dutch Jewish orgs call on military fairs to stop selling Nazi memorabilia

Dutch Jewish orgs call on military fairs to stop selling Nazi memorabilia

Latest call by Jewish groups comes after fair found to be selling multiple Nazi items, including yellow stars with identification cards.Dan Verbin, 30/08/2021 20:20
Amsterdam to return $23.5 million painting to Jewish heirs

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.Dan Verbin, 27/08/2021 16:26
Canadian Dutch club commissions Anne Frank statue to mark liberation of the Netherlands

Canadian Dutch club commissions Anne Frank statue to mark liberation of the Netherlands

Statue cast in the same material as the 1960 Anne Frank statue in Ultrecht stands on a platform at Edmonton, Alberta park.Dan Verbin, 09/08/2021 21:59
Dutch Jewish woman who saved hundreds of children during Holocaust honored

Dutch Jewish woman who saved hundreds of children during Holocaust honored

Daycare operator Henriëtte Pimentel posthumously honored with Jewish Rescuers Citation for saving children under her care from death camps.Dan Verbin, 26/07/2021 15:40
Over 1,000 people infected with coronavirus at Netherlands festival

Over 1,000 people infected with coronavirus at Netherlands festival

'Staggering' infection rate at Utrecht festival highlights Dutch government's failings in pandemic management.Arutz Sheva Staff, 17/07/2021 23:30
Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV conference

Austria joining eight others in boycotting upcoming Durban IV conference

September event in NYC will mark 20th anniversary of original UN Durban conference, widely lambasted for its descent into anti-Semitism.Dan Verbin, 12/07/2021 19:19
Netherlands boycotting Durban IV conference

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.Dan Verbin, 08/07/2021 18:04
Merkel: Nazi crimes are “Germany’s eternal responsibility”

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

"Nothing can take away the pain of the survivors of the concentration camps," Merkel says.Dan Verbin, 06/05/2021 22:04
Dutch party equates COVID measures to Nazism on national Holocaust remembrance day

Dutch party equates COVID measures to Nazism on national Holocaust remembrance day

Forum for Democracy rebuked by Dutch Jews for banner comparing COVID restrictions to Holocaust ahead of national Holocaust Remembrance Day.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 04/05/2021 19:44
Museum opens at one of the Netherland’s most infamous Nazi camps

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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/04/2021 09:18
Dutch museum settles art claim with heirs of Jewish entrepreneur

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.Dan Verbin, 21/04/2021 19:36
Netherlands anti-Semitism tally drops by 25% due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Netherlands anti-Semitism tally drops by 25% due to COVID-19 lockdowns

Number of anti-Semitic incidents recorded in the Netherlands drops by 25% - but remains third-highest in over a decade.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 15/04/2021 08:15
Leading Dutch philosopher: 'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

Leading Dutch philosopher: 'Blessing that Diaspora prevented Jews from having power'

Dutch national laureate philosopher calls Diaspora a ‘blessing’ because it prevented Jews from having power.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 10/04/2021 20:22
Netherlands: Factory offers free matzah for children

Netherlands: Factory offers free matzah for children

Dutch matzah factory gives away Passover product to 35,000 schoolkids.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/04/2021 20:10
Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Netherlands suspends AstraZeneca vaccine for people under 60

Decision follows the death of a woman who had received a shot of the AstraZeneca vaccine.Elad Benari, Canada, 03/04/2021 01:05
Dutch right-wing politician calls Nuremberg trials ‘illegitimate’

Dutch right-wing politician calls Nuremberg trials ‘illegitimate’

Thierry Baudet, leader of Dutch Forum for Democracy party, says he considers Nuremberg trials 'illegitimate.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/02/2021 07:21
'Finally there's something nice named for Jews - and they take it away from us to be PC'

'Finally there's something nice named for Jews - and they take it away from us to be PC'

‘Jew cookies’ are a Dutch dessert staple. They’re getting a new name — and Dutch Jews are confused.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 23/02/2021 08:31
Netherlands: Mezuzah smashed, swastika carved at Jewish student's home

Netherlands: Mezuzah smashed, 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.Cnaan Liphshitz/JTA, 18/02/2021 18:10
Germany names Dutch SS veterans receiving army stipends

Germany names Dutch SS veterans receiving army stipends

Germany gives Netherlands list of Dutch SS veterans who receive pensions for serving Hitler.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 04/02/2021 07:27
This Dutch village is finally ready to tell its unique Holocaust rescue story

This Dutch village is finally ready to tell 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.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/01/2021 11:12
Author who called Gaza 'a ghetto' won't deliver keynote speech at national ceremony

Author who called Gaza 'a ghetto' won't deliver keynote speech at national ceremony

Abdelkader Benali, author who railed against Jews, quits as speaker for Dutch Holocaust commemoration following storm of criticism.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/01/2021 08:00
A Dutch Jewish cemetery has become a Black pilgrimage site

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.'Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 21/01/2021 08:13
Dutch government resigns over child benefits scandal

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.Arutz Sheva North America Staff, 15/01/2021 21:42
Dutch government temporarily bans flights from UK

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 20/12/2020 05:06
Dutch court rejects bid to reclaim Kandinsky painting

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.AFP, 16/12/2020 15:28
Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders

Erdogan files lawsuit against Dutch lawmaker Geert Wilders

Turkish President sues Dutch lawmaker for series of tweets against Erdogan, including one that described him as a “terrorist”.Elad Benari, 28/10/2020 05:15
Netherlands announces partial lockdown amid spike in coronavirus cases

Netherlands announces partial lockdown amid spike in coronavirus cases

New restrictions include closure of bars, cafes and restaurants and mandatory non-medical face masks.Ben Ariel, 14/10/2020 02:03
Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

Dutch Fox sports channel adds anti-Semitic chants to soundtrack of live soccer match

During live broadcast of soccer match, network includes recording of audience reactions which included anti-Semitic chants from fans.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 05/10/2020 16:52
Holidays during coronavirus: Dutch rabbis advise blowing shofar outside

Holidays during coronavirus: Dutch rabbis advise blowing shofar outside

Blow shofar sparingly and outside, Dutch rabbis warn worshipers.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 08/08/2020 21:24
Watchdog claims KLM seat change request was gender discrimination

Watchdog claims KLM seat change request was gender discrimination

Dutch airline KLM discriminated when it asked woman to move for Orthodox man, watchdog finds.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/07/2020 20:48
Dutch inspectors threaten to fine store selling wine from Hebron as made in Israel

Dutch inspectors threaten to fine store selling wine from Hebron as made in Israel

Dutch government inspectors say they will fine a store selling wine from Hebron that is labeled as made in Israel.Elad Benari, 16/07/2020 05:20
The extent of Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets is finally revealed to the public

The extent of Dutch Holocaust theft of Jewish assets is finally revealed to the public

Most agents, lawyers and notaries who dealt with stolen Jewish assets were not prosecuted. Pre-war Jewish owners were fined for back taxes.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, 13/07/2020 16:00
Dutch parliament rejects motion to fund security for Jewish institutions

Dutch parliament rejects motion to fund security for Jewish institutions

Dutch parliament votes to fight anti-Semitism, but against funding Jewish security costs.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 03/07/2020 08:34
Dutch parliament calls for sanctions on Israel if sovereignty is applied

Dutch parliament calls for sanctions on Israel if sovereignty is applied

Dutch parliament passes motion calling for government to prepare sanctions against Israel if it applies sovereignty in Judea and Samaria.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 30/06/2020 19:41
Dutch Jews reject rail company's offer to pay restitution to Holocaust institutions

Dutch Jews reject rail company's offer to pay restitution to Holocaust institutions

Dutch national rail company offers $5.6 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 27/06/2020 20:54
Dutch government ignored warnings about funding terror-linked NGO

Dutch government 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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 23/06/2020 14:58
Jordan, Netherlands oppose sovereignty

Jordan, Netherlands oppose sovereignty

Jordanian Foreign Minister speaks to Dutch counterpart, stresses importance of international efforts to thwart Israeli sovereignty plan.Elad Benari, 23/06/2020 04:45
Dutch church group walks back call for EU sanctions against Israel

Dutch church group walks back call for EU sanctions against Israel

Dutch Council of Churches issues apology for letter urging sanctions if Israel applies sovereignty to Judea and Samaria.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 13/06/2020 20:58
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
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
80% of Dutch cities involved in theft of Jewish property have no record of it

80% of Dutch cities involved in theft of Jewish property have no record of it

Most Dutch municipalities involved in theft of Jewish-owned real estate during World War II appear to have no record of it, report finds.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 28/05/2020 08:15
Dutch-Muslim politician tweets Jewish yellow star to protest coronavirus plan

Dutch-Muslim politician tweets Jewish yellow star to protest coronavirus plan

On eve of Holocaust Memorial Day, Dutch-Muslim politician tweets picture of yellow star to protest plans to monitor coronavirus carriers.Ben Ariel and JTA, 21/04/2020 04:07
Watch: Dutch Health Minister collapses in parliament

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.Arutz Sheva Staff, 19/03/2020 05:58
Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Top Dutch museums close over coronavirus

Major museums announce closure to help stop spread of coronavirus as Netherlands bans gatherings of over 100 people.AFP, 13/03/2020 10:01
Dutch PM tells public not to shake hands, then shakes hand

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, 10/03/2020 15:10
Eight defamatory programs on Israel by Dutch Public TV

Eight defamatory programs on Israel by Dutch Public TV

This distorted TV series is an expression of a much more profound problem about the Netherlands. The country benefits internationally from a far too positive image, partly because few people know its language. Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 05/03/2020 17:00
Dutch railway employees sing 'inappropriate' soccer song about Jews

Dutch railway employees sing 'inappropriate' soccer song about Jews

Dutch train employees sing ‘wholly inappropriate’ song about Jews over loudspeaker system.Cnaan Liphshiz, JTA, 25/02/2020 07:51
Only Wilders decries the Islam fueling Western European Jew-hatred

Only Wilders decries the Islam fueling Western European Jew-hatred

Comparative findings revealing disproportionate rates of extreme antisemitism, and antisemitic violence, or violent threats, among Western European Muslims.Dr. Andrew G. Bostom, 19/02/2020 20:06
Record number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Netherlands

Record number of anti-Semitic incidents in the Netherlands

Anti-Semitic incidents increase 35% over 2018 in the Netherlands.Cnaan Lipshitz/JTA, 17/02/2020 23:46
Stiffnecked Netherlands apologized for Holocaust failures- at last

Stiffnecked Netherlands apologized for Holocaust failures- at last

After years of refusal, the Dutch government has apologized for cooperating with Nazi genocide. Better late than never, but not quite good enough.Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld , 02/02/2020 06:00
The open wounds of the Holocaust - where are my mother's children?

The open wounds of the Holocaust - where are my mother's children?

Emuna Elon's newest book, House On Endless Waters, is an important, resonating addition to Jewish fiction, dealing with the tragedies survivors hid from the new families they built after the war. Ronn Torossian, 24/01/2020 09:30
'Labelling only Israeli products is against international law'

'Labelling only Israeli products is against international law'

Dutch MP Joel Voordewind, who was the first to oppose EU's labelling law, speaks to Arutz Sheva at Israel Allies Foundation Conference.Yoni Kempinski, 09/12/2019 06:35
No indications stabbing in The Hague was terrorist attack

No indications stabbing in The Hague was terrorist attack

Dutch police say they found no indications of terrorist motive in stabbing of three teenagers in The Hague on Friday.Ben Ariel, 02/12/2019 05:14