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The Netherlands

Dutch government suspends aid to group that employed alleged Palestinian terrorists

The Dutch government said it is suspending its contributions to a Palestinian organization that had used the subsidies to pay salaries to suspected terrorists.

Dutch parliament backs fighting antisemitism, but not funding Jewish security

The Dutch parliament passed a number of motions that speak of the need to fight antisemitism in the country. A draft motion calling for the government to pay for security around synagogues failed to pass, however.

With no tourists in Amsterdam, locals are discovering the Anne Frank House

Under normal circumstances, the queue to enter the Anne Frank House stretches far along this capital city’s Prinsengracht canal.

Dutch national railways offer €5 million for Holocaust-era transport of Jewish victims

The Dutch national rail company said it would pay 5 million euros to Holocaust commemoration institutions, including the museums at three former concentration camps, Westerbork, Vught and Amersfoort.

Anti-slavery statue defaced in Amsterdam-area Jewish cemetery

A statue that is seen as commemorating the suffering of slaves was vandalized inside a Jewish cemetery near the Dutch capital.

Dutch-Jewish WWII hero who saved hundreds of children dies at 96

Betty Goudsmit-Oudkerk, a Dutch-Jewish woman who saved hundreds of Jewish children from the Holocaust, has died at the age of 96.

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