NRC website reports vendor being investigated for attempting to sell soap online for €199, along with dentures, tooth brushes and glasses from Jewish victims of the Nazis.
By Hillel Posek
The Dutch newspaper NRC reported Wednesday that police in north Holland are investigating an antiquities vendor who reportedly attempted to sell soap that had been made during the Holocaust, which he claimed was made from bodies of Jewish victims killed in Nazi extermination camps.
Soap reportedly from Holocaust was being sold online.
The vendor reportedly attempted to sell the soap for 199 euro.
The troubling news came from historian Arthur Haraf, who said the vendor offered to sell objects that he found near a concentration camp, from which Dutch Jews were sent to extermination camps. Continue Reading »
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte opposes Vitens, a local water company’s decision to boycott its Israeli counterpart, says boycott is against the Netherlands gov’t policy.
By Elad Benari
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has rejected a local water company’s boycott of its Israeli counterpart, Kol Yisrael radio reported on Wednesday.
According to the report, Rutte spoke with Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu and clarified that the decision by Vitens, a Dutch water company, to cut ties with its Israeli counterpart Mekorot is inconsistent with government policy.
Rutte reportedly clarified that Vitens would continue to work with Mekorot.
The reason cited for last week’s decision was Mekorot’s presence in areas located beyond the 1949 Armistice lines. Continue Reading »
Dutch premier’s trip to Israel goes sour after ‘Dutch made unexpected demands’ just prior to ceremonial installation of equipment, aimed at easing movement of goods into Gaza.
A visit to Israel by Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte Sunday was marred by a dispute over a new security scanner on the Gaza border, an Israeli official said.
Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte – Photo: AP
Rutte was to have inaugurated the scanner on the frontier with the Palestinian Islamist-ruled enclave, but the ceremony was put off because of the row.
“Installation of the Dutch scanner, which would have been used to verify the contents of containers from Gaza destined for export, was postponed after the Netherlands made unexpected demands,” the official told AFP, speaking on condition of anonymity. Continue Reading »
The Mayor suggested that Mehmet Sahin go into hiding after criticizing youth who praised Hitler on TV, then warned by court to refrain from “insults” when talking to the young Turkish anti-Semites.
Several major Dutch newspapers have published that Dutch-Turkish volunteer Mehmet Sahin, is being harassed and intimidated by other Turks – almost on a daily basis. He had comitted the “sin” of admonishing three youngsters from his community who praised the Holocaust, Hitler and the killing of Jewish babies in February on TV.
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*Sahin mentioned that reactions from other Turks included that he “is a Jewish agent,” “psychologically sick,” and “a collaborator.” Sahin had received death threats after his admonishment of the young Turkish anti-Semites. Continue Reading »
An Orthodox Jew cited religious reasons in court for ignoring the 2005 Dutch law.
AMSTERDAM — A Dutch appeals court has upheld a 60 euro, or $90, fine against an Orthodox Jew who refused to show police an identity card, citing religious reasons.
A windmill outside Amsterdam. – Photo: AP
The Hague Appeals Court ruled that a law which makes it mandatory for all people older than 14 to carry ID cards and show them to police upon request does not have a religious exemption.
The man, whose name was not released due to privacy laws, had argued it was against his religious beliefs to carry anything but his clothing on the Jewish Sabbath. Continue Reading »
Traversing dangerously thin ice, the lightest worker from the municipal cleaning team ventured onto the ice attached to a rope held by his colleagues on the bank.
THE HAGUE, the Netherlands (JTA) — Workers in a Dutch town braved thin ice to remove Nazi symbols etched into the surface of a frozen lake.
The workers first attempted to walk to the area where unidentified persons had carved the Nazi salutation “Sieg Heil!” and swastika into the ice, according to a Jan. 23 report in the AD/Rotterdams Dagblad, a local daily.
The workers quickly left the ice when it began to crack under their weight. Continue Reading »
Slaughter according to Jewish, Islamic law has been a source of some debate after the Animal Rights Party proposed banning the practice.
Dutch Agriculture Minister Hans Bleker signed an agreement with Jewish and Muslim religious leaders and slaughterhouses which will prevent a ban on ritual slaughter.
Under the agreement signed Tuesday, animals can continue to be ritually slaughtered as long as they lose consciousness within 40 seconds of their throats being cut. After 40 seconds they must be stunned, which is prohibited under both Jewish and Islamic law.
A cow. Its Dutch brethren will continue being ritually slaughtered. - Photo by Yuval Tebol
The agreement comes following Animal Rights Party leader Marianne Thieme withdrawal last December of a bill that would have required stunning of all animals before slaughtering, after a majority of senators expressed their objection to the ban on kosher slaughter, or shechitah. Continue Reading »
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