Saturday, November 28, 2015

Major Disturbances by Ajax Fans in Glasgow

Ajax fans are thought to have caused major assaults in Glasgow on Thursday before their team played against the local Celtic team. Seven people were injured after a large group of men targeted pubs used by Celtic fans. Two of those hurt remain in a serious but stable condition in hospital. Police said that the attackers were dressed in black with hoods and scarves covering their faces.

Friday, November 27, 2015

Manchester: Dutch Soccer supporters sing anti-Semitic Chants

A large group of supporters of the Dutch PSV soccer club who arrived in Manchester have been caught on camera chanting "if you don't jump you're a Jew". They visited the city as their club was playing Manchester United. The chant refers to another Dutch soccer club Ajax, which has some supporters who call themselves Jews. It is often considered anti-Semitic in the Netherlands.

Thursday, November 26, 2015

Forty Suspects of Jihad Walking free in The Netherlands

Forty suspects of Jihad walk free in the Netherlands. They include inciters, people who finance jihad, people waiting for their process and those under supervision of the probation authority. This was said by Sjef van Gennip director of Reclassering Nederland (Probation Netherlands). He said that it concerns an isolated group which often has only contact with probation workers.  

Wednesday, November 25, 2015

Amsterdam Airport Offers Incentives to Competitors of KLM

The Dutch political system wishes to promote the Dutch airline KLM, but Amsterdam Airport is giving reductions to companies from the Middle East which are competing with KLM.  With each new long-distance destination, companies can receive two years of financial incentives.  Steven Verhagen, chairman of the Pilots Union VNV says that these incentives are opposed to the Dutch political objective whereby Amsterdam Airport is required to make an effort to strengthen KLM.  He added that they weaken the position of their largest and most loyal client on which they depend for revenue.

Tuesday, November 24, 2015

Parliament Unable To Judge What Aid For Developing Countries Has Achieved

An investigation by the BOR, an office of officials working for the parliament, has concluded that it is impossible to judge what Dutch aid for developing countries has achieved.  4.1 billion Euro are being spent each year to help the poorest in the world.  The government general accounting office had reached the same conclusion earlier.  The responsible Minister, Ploumen, says that the Dutch development aid package has improved the food situation for about 8 million people.  Labor parliamentarian Roelof says that his party is proud of the results, as 800 million condoms have been distributed, which have prevented many undesired pregnancies.

Monday, November 23, 2015

Netherlands doesn’t want to receive American Congress delegation

A delegation of the American Congress has asked to visit The Netherlands for a dialogue, but have not received a positive answer.  Insiders say that Minister Koenders of Foreign Affairs (Labor Party) is not interested in the visit.  The reason appears to be that he considers it too expensive and the employees of his ministry feel it will involve too much work.  The Americans want to come because The Netherlands will be chairing the EU during the first half of 2016.   Mario Diaz-Balart, the leader of the intended Congress delegation, said this is a slap in the face for Congress.

Sunday, November 22, 2015

New Research: Amsterdam extremely harsh in punishing Jews after the war

A new study of the NIOD, the National Institute for War Documentation, has found that the Amsterdam municipality was unnecessarily harsh toward Jewish home-owners who had survived the war and because of deportation or going into hiding had not paid their long-lease payments to the Amsterdam municipality during the war.  They had to pay fines.  This was not the case in The Hague, for instance.  The NIOD researchers state that Amsterdam had sufficient legal cause to forgo the fines.  Recently the mayor of Amsterdam announced that the fines will be returned, albeit 70 years later.