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 »
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. – 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 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 »