The Netherlands

Jewish journalist’s Purim prank shocks the Netherlands

The editor of the Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly announced that she is leaving for Israel because of rising antisemitism, allowing the column to make waves before announcing it was an elaborate Purim prank.

Protestors with Palestinian flags turn backs on Dutch rabbi’s Christchurch eulogy

Demonstrators carrying Palestinian flags turned their backs on a Dutch chief rabbi during his eulogy at a vigil for Muslims killed in New Zealand.

Antisemitic incidents hit record high in the Netherlands

There was a 19 per cent increase in antisemitic incidents in the Netherlands in 2018, according to the Dutch community watchdog CIDI.

Dutch Greens endorse boycott of Israel

The Dutch Green Left Party became the Netherlands’ first mainstream political movement to endorse a boycott of Israel.

Dutch Labour Party adopts IHRA definition of antisemitism

The Dutch centre-left Labour Party (PvdA) has adopted the IHRA working definition of antisemitism.

Dutch football fans arrested for saying “Jews burn best”

Dutch police arrested five supporters of the Feyenoord team for allegedly singing an increasingly popular chant about burning Jews at a match.

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