Monday, February 7, 2011

Jewish Umbrella Organization: More Jews Hide Their Identity

The Centraal Joods Overleg, the umbrella body of Dutch Jewry has written to Parliament stating that more and more Jews are hiding their identity. The organization expresses its concern about the status of anti-Semitism in the Netherlands. The CJO mentions that in the Netherlands, a person who wears clothing which makes him a recognizable Jew, or who is known as a Jew is likely to face anti-Semitism. In schools, Jewish children encounter problems which sometimes lead them to transferring to other schools. The CJO mentions that Holocaust denial is so prevalent in the Netherlands that it is desirable to apply rapid justice where possible and sentence people to community service.

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