Tuesday, March 17, 2020

ERRATIC PUBLICATIONS

DUE TO THE CORONAVIRUS LIMITATIONS BAD NEWS FROM THE NETHERLANDS WILL ONLY BE PUBLISHED ERATICALLY

Sunday, March 15, 2020

Labor Party Cancels Acceptance of the IHRA antisemitism definition



After the parliamentary faction of the Dutch Labor Party (PvdA) had voted in favor of the IHRA definition of antisemitism, the party decided at their annual conference to cancel this. This is the first time a Dutch party has accepted and then cancelled the adoption of the definition.


Thursday, March 12, 2020

Amsterdam: Explosion of use of weapons by minors



 
Amsterdam police are worried about the large number of incidences concerning youngsters with weapons.  In the last two years, in the Amsterdam area
, the number of minors involved in weapons incidences or arrested for possession of weapons has increased by 50%.


Monday, March 9, 2020

Shortage of Judges Lead to Delay of more than 20 000 criminal cases


Gerrit van der Burg, President of the College of Prosecutors General has said that due to a shortage of judges, 22,700 cases will not be heard this year. This while criminality is increasing and police attempt to deal better with the fight against crime. 2,200 of these concern cases where the prosecution are requesting at least one year jail time, for crimes related to drugs and violence. Among the reasons given, is budget cuts over the past several years and the increasing complexity of criminal cases. Van der Burg said that this is a societal problem and cannot only be reproached to the justice system.


Sunday, March 8, 2020

Dutch Chief Rabbi Daily Target of Jew Hatred


Dutch Chief Rabbi Binyomin Jacobs says that he is increasingly a victim of anti-Jewish incidents. People shout at him ‘cancer Jew’ or ‘Hitler.’ If he walks he sometimes hears “Yehoed, Yehoed.” These are usually people of foreign origins but also original Dutch people scold him.  He says that he takes into account that a physical attack on him will take place.  Police recommend that he should not use public transport.



Thursday, March 5, 2020

Dutch Authorities Issue Alert over Missing Pregnant Asylum Seekers


Dutch authorities have issued an alert over the disappearance in November and December of at least 25 heavily pregnant African women housed in asylum shelters in the Netherlands.  The alert was put out by the Expertise Center for Human Trafficking and Smuggling. Further investigation by the Guardian and Argos has revealed that women including unaccompanied minors, pregnant women and those with newborn babies continue to disappear on a weekly basis from asylum shelters across the Netherlands.


Wednesday, March 4, 2020

Slow bureaucracy leads to huge payments for asylum seekers


In the Netherlands money is being paid to asylum seekers if the Immigration and Naturalization Service (IND) does not treat an asylum request within six months. Deputy Minister of Justice, Broekers-Knol has written to parliament saying that the fines the IND has to pay this year are likely to reach €70 million as against a budget of €17 million.