Monday, June 28, 2010
Jewish Umbrella Body: Government Failed on Security of Jews
In an unprecedented move the Central Joods Overleg (CJO), the umbrella organization of Dutch Jewry, sent a letter to the members of parliament on anti-Semitism in the Netherlands, shortly before the subject was to be debated there. The letter mentioned that Jews have to hide their identity not only in Amsterdam but also elsewhere. Children were confronted with aggression at schools and sometimes forced to leave because of it. It added that in certain schools the Holocaust could not be mentioned. The CJO also drew attention to the fact that hardly any Jewish activities could be organized without the community having to organize security, and that it may not be able to support these costs in future. The CJO added that the government had failed to remove the feeling of insecurity suffered by the Jews in the Netherlands.
Posted by Bad News Blogger at 10:41 AM