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The Netherlands

Dutch parliament passes motion calling ‘From the River to the Sea’ criminal incitement

The motion, which is not binding, passed thanks to a single vote in a 74-73 split in the Tweede Kamer, the lower house of the Dutch Parliament, which has 150 seats.

Netherlands holds World War II memorial amid restricted public access and heightened security

Dutch King Willem-Alexander and Prime Minister Mark Rutte joined around 4,000 people for the country’s annual World War II remembrance ceremony in Amsterdam.

329 Dutch mayors wrote an open letter denouncing the rise of antisemitism in the country

The mayors wrote that antisemitism never went away after World War II and that antisemitic incidents increased even more after October 7.

CIDI recorded a sharp increase in the number of antisemitic incidents in the Netherlands in 2023

The number of antisemitic incidents increased after the terrorist attack by Hamas on October 7th and the subsequent war in Gaza, but a rising trend was already evident before that.

Extra security deployed during the laying of stumbling stones in Bussum and Naarden

According to the Struikelstenen Gooise Meren Foundation, the security measures are necessary due to growing antisemitism and the war between Israel and Hamas.

Suspect arrested for antisemitic attack on Utrecht rabbi

“There is no place in Utrecht for hatred because of who someone is or believes,” said the city council.

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