Sunday, November 8, 2015

Left of Center Parties Vote against Motion to Fight Anti-Semitism

Parliamentarian Joram van Klaveren (Voor Nederland) presented a motion asking the government to counter anti-Semitism within the educational system.  The motion noted the use of anti-Semitic educational tools within Dutch educational programs, and the fact that many history teachers rarely dare to teach the holocaust.  In addition, it notes the case of a trainee teacher in the town of Almere, who was teaching students that ISIS, the Islamic State, is a Jewish conspiracy. The motion passed by a small majority.  The left wing parties, Labor, Green Left, the Socialist Party and the Party for the Animals voted against the motion, as did two Turkish Dutch parliamentarians who had left the Labor Party.


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