Report: According to documents signed by B’Tselem & the Dutch government, the far left-wing NGO B’Tselem received no less than 176,000 euros (roughly 200,000 USD) directly from the Dutch gov’t to produce a report that would include criticism of Israel’s Supreme Court decisions.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
Last week, the left-wing B’Tselem organization published a report which challenged rulings made by the Israeli Supreme Court and Israel’s Construction and Housing Ministry in Judea and Samaria, and even sought to undermine the legitimacy of the Supreme Court.
The report, Israel Hayom revealed in an expose Monday morning, was funded by the Dutch government. Continue Reading »
Local residents in Amsterdam petition city officials to reconsider plans of €5 million monument in honor of Holocaust victims, complaining it will take up too much space in popular park.
Amsterdam officials on Tuesday ordered a rethink of a multi-million-euro Holocaust monument by US architect Daniel Libeskind after residents complained it would take over their park
Model of the memorial monument “Path of Light” in honor of Holocaust victims – Photo: AFP / Studio Daniel Libeskind/ Comite Auschwitz
“The project currently on the table does not fit in with its envisaged surroundings,” invited resident Lina van Beest told the Amsterdam Centre council before the majority vote requesting further consultations. Continue Reading »
Amsterdam’s current mayor is undertaking an investigation with the purpose of reimbursing the survivors who paid a total of $14.5 million in fines from 1942 to the end of the war.
Amsterdam’s municipal authorities have reportedly been collecting property tax, including fines for late payments, from Jewish survivors of the Holocaust, billing them over time periods spent in Nazi concentration camps, or in hiding.
Photo courtesy Yad Vashem
The reported policy is potentially all the more scandalous as the Dutch have been widely lauded for their compassionate treatment of Jews during the Nazi invasion of the Netherlands in the course of WWII, including concealing many Jews from their German persecutors. Continue Reading »