Monday, May 20, 2019

Police: Ministry Hiding Severe Crimes by Asylum Seekers

The spokesperson of the Dutch Police, Mireille Beentjes, has accused the Ministry of Security and Justice of hiding extreme crimes by asylum seekers in the statistics under the heading “various”. This includes attempts of murder, physical violence and sexual crimes. Furthermore, the spokesperson says that the Ministry had the figures already for several weeks before it informed parliament.

Sunday, May 19, 2019

Provocation by Dutch Muslim Parliamentarian in Jerusalem

Tunahan Kuzu, the leader of the Dutch Muslim DENK party, has provoked Israeli soldiers by walking in Jerusalem with a Palestinian flag.  The chair of the Dutch parliament, Khadija Arib (Labour), said that it shows little respect to demonstrate in that city.  She furthermore said that Kuzu was spreading fake news when he said that he had been arrested.  She remarked in a TV program that the party manipulates news.

Thursday, May 16, 2019

Simon Wiesenthal Center tells Rutte: Under you antisemitism has reached unparalleled heights

Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center has written a letter to Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte in which he writes that under his Prime Ministership, antisemitic attacks in the Netherlands have reached levels unknown since the defeat of Hitler’s Third Reich. He asked Rutte to finally address antisemitism in the Netherlands.

Wednesday, May 15, 2019

2018: Police Deals with 4,600 Incidents Caused by Asylum Seekers

In 2018 the Dutch Police has had to deal 4,600 times with asylum seekers. Most cases concerned theft, but there were also incidents of physical violence, threats and vandalism. All in all 1,710 people were involved which indicates that a number of people caused more than one incident. Almost half of the asylum seekers concerned come from Algeria and Morocco. They are followed by people from Libya and Tunisia.

Monday, May 13, 2019

The Hague: Jew Attacked, Police Stands Idly by

A Jewish man was attacked on the Dutch National Holiday of Liberation from the Nazi’s by revelers who sang about gassing Jews. The man had asked those who sang to stop singing “My father was in the commandos, my mother was in the SS, together they burned Jews ’cause Jews burn the best.” The group of 50 people pushed the Jewish man as police stood idly by. The men were wearing soccer shirts of the Feijenoord soccer club of Rotterdam.

Wednesday, May 8, 2019

One Out of Ten Youngsters get Special Youth Care

According to the Central Bureau of Statistics in 2018 428,000 youngsters under 23 years get youth care. That is one out of ten. The reasons for that can be problems in behavior, psychological problems, mental handicaps or for instance educational problems of the parents. Many youth workers are overstressed. Trade Unions ask for an increase in budget.

Monday, May 6, 2019

Dutch Jewish Activist Attacked Every Day on Twitter

Hidde van Koningsveld is the 23-year old chairman of the youth section of the Center for Information and Documentation in Israel.  He says that not a single day passes that he isn’t attacked on Twitter by antisemites.  He added that he cannot remember a meeting of Jews where there is no conversation about security.  All this has become normal.  He says that many Jewish victims no longer complain to the police because so little is done about it.  It also takes half an afternoon to file a complaint.