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Dutch gov’t funds anti-Israel NGO, connives to undermine Israeli High Court

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 »

First Germany, now Dutch travel firm cancels its Israel trips

The cancellations in Holland have so far only affected only a few dozen passengers with flight tickets & vacation reservations.




Following its German sister company’s lead, the Dutch branch of Europe’s TUI travel giant has called off all tours of Israel due to the rocket fire there.

Eilat, Israel – Photo courtesy: Ester Inbar

TUI Nederland, which is Holland’s largest travel group, on Tuesday announced the cancellation of its tours and flights to Eilat, Israel’s southern port city and holiday destination, following a similar move over the weekend by the much larger German branch, which is Germany’s largest travel group and the operator of the TUIfly airline.

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Jerusalem summons Dutch ambassador over divestments….Again

Dutch FM Frans Timmermans said that while the Netherlands is opposed to a boycott of Israel, its policy is to discourage Dutch businesses from conducting business with Israeli settlements.

Amb. Caspar Veldkamp holding a Kassam rocket in Sderot police station. - Photo: Calum Toogood

Amb. Caspar Veldkamp holding a Kassam rocket in Sderot police station. – Photo: Calum Toogood

On Friday, Israel’s Ministry of Foreign Affairs summoned the ambassador to Israel of the Netherlands, Caspar Veldkamp, to provide clarifications on the decision of PGGM, a large pensions administrator, to divest from five Israeli banks because of their activities in West Bank settlements.

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Dutch ambassador summon to Foreign Ministry to explain ‘pro-boycott atmosphere’ in Holland

Official protest over “ambiguous” remarks by Dutch gov’t comes day after Holland’s water-giant, Vitens, terminated  cooperation agreement with Mekorot, Israel’s water corporation.




The Foreign Ministry summoned Dutch Ambassador Casper Veldkamp to protest what it said were “ambiguous” statements by the Dutch Foreign Ministry creating a pro-boycott atmosphere of Israel in the Netherlands, on Wednesday.

Dutch Ambassador Casper Veldkamp.

Dutch Ambassador Casper Veldkamp. – Photo: Courtesy

The protest came a day after the Dutch water-giant, Vitens, canceled cooperation with Israel’s water corporation Mekorot because of alleged infractions of international law.

Veldkamp met with Rafi Schutz, the Foreign Ministry’s deputy director-general for Europe. Continue Reading »

Dutch PM cancels Israel trip because of Gaza dispute



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

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 »