Monday, April 30, 2018

Chaos at Amsterdam Airport on April 29

Due to a power outage that lasted for several hours, there was chaos at the Amsterdam airport.  Many flights did not depart and thousands of passengers had to wait one more day before leaving.  In the meantime, a public transport strike outside Schipol in the area of the airport caused additional problems.

Sunday, April 29, 2018

Jewish Umbrella organization complains to Ombudsman Daily about antisemitic Cartoon

Central Joods Overleg (CJO) complained to the Ombudsman of the daily ‘Volkskrant,’ Jean-Pierre Geelen, about an antisemitic cartoon by cartoonist, Jos Collingon, that was published by the paper recently.  The CJO mentioned that the paper had previously published additional antisemitic cartoons by the same cartoonist.

Thursday, April 26, 2018

Judge: Syrian Attacker of Amsterdam Jewish Restaurant not a terrorist

The Amsterdam court has decided that the Syrian attacker of a Jewish restaurant in Amsterdam, who destroyed the windows and entered the restaurant is not a terrorist, as he didn’t have a weapon.  The court considered that he is only suspected of vandalizing and theft of property. The photos of his destruction went viral.

Wednesday, April 25, 2018

National Lottery has misled the public for seven years

In 2015, the Supreme Court concluded that the National Lottery had misled the public over a period of seven years by distributing less prizes than it promised in publicity. Now there are four court cases at two different courts of people who claim that they should get back the money they paid for lottery tickets.  If they win these cases the consequences for the lottery can be huge.

Tuesday, April 24, 2018

Dutch Volkskrant daily publishes extreme antisemitic cartoon against Israel

The major Dutch daily, Volkskrant has published a cartoon depicting an Israeli soldier wearing sunglasses and the Jewish Star of David on his back while a frightened, unarmed Palestinian stands against a wall.  The Israeli soldier is shown firing a barrage of bullets spelling out “happy birthday to me” on the wall behind the Palestinian with bullets going through the Palestinian.  The Simon Wiesenthal Center denounced the cartoon as demonizing Israel and its soldiers as blood thirsty murderers. 

Sunday, April 22, 2018

Floors in Ministries Unsafe

It has been found that the construction in two office towers in which the ministry of home affairs and of justice and security are housed contain partially unreliable floors.  According to the NRC daily, 14 rooms and 110 workplaces in the towers were closed during recent weeks.  Civil servants are no longer permitted to meet in large groups in certain places in the building.  Nevertheless, the Ministry of Home Affairs told the newspaper that the building is absolutely safe.  Other government buildings in The Hague and hundreds of other buildings in the Netherlands may also be unsafe.  The problem was identified when a parking structure at Eindhoven Airport collapsed a year ago.

Thursday, April 19, 2018

Dutch Beer Producer Heineken involved in Crimes in African Countries

A new Dutch book by Olivier van Beemen which title translates into Beer for Africa, the best kept secret of Heineken reveals a large number of extreme ugly and probably criminal activities of several subsidiaries of the company in Africa.  One of van Breemen’s examples is that the company employs thousands of “beer girls” for promotional activities. They often have to sleep with managers to keep their job. The problem is known for twenty years.

Wednesday, April 18, 2018

The Leading Role of Albanians in the Amsterdam Underworld

A trend analysis by the Amsterdam police has found that Albanian criminals are increasingly important in the Amsterdam underworld. They are specialized in the cocaine trade. This drug originates in South America. It enters Rotterdam and from the Netherlands it is distributed all over Europe. The police says that all assassinations in Amsterdam in past years are related to the cocaine trade and have been carried out by contract killers.

Tuesday, April 17, 2018

4 Dutch Morrocans Arrested who planned attack on Turkish Consulate

The Police have arrested 4 Dutch Moroccans whom are suspected of planning an attack on the Turkish Consulate in Rotterdam.
 The arrests were based on fragments of recordings from autumn 2016 by the AIVD General Security Services.   Observation: why did it take a year and a half to arrest them?

Monday, April 16, 2018

Rotterdam Cinema Show Special Movie for Dogs

The Rotterdam cinema, Lantaren Venster, is showing a one-time movie for dogs.  It concerns a special preview of the animation movie, Isle of Dogs, directed by Wes Anderson.  In the entrance hall, special areas for dogs to drink are available as are dog snacks and bags for cleaning up excrement.  The owners can purchase breakfast.

Sunday, April 15, 2018

Nude Pictures of Hundreds of Dutch Girls on Private Network

Two thousand young men and boys are sharing revenge porn of at least four hundred Dutch girls on a private network.  This contains over 30,000 photos and videos.  The victims’ full names and addresses are revealed as well as links to their social media profiles.  The Dutch police is familiar with this type of network and calls on victims to press charges. The Dutch government is working on a law to make distributing and viewing revenge porn punishable.

Thursday, April 12, 2018

Dutch Politicians denied Entry in Moroccan Rif Region

Two Dutch Labor Party representatives MP Lilianne Ploumen and MEP Kati Piri visited Morocco.  They met representatives of the Rif Region Protest Movement.  This movement is supported by many Dutch Moroccans.  Piri wants to draw more European attention to the situation in the Rif Region.  Yet, they were denied entry by the Moroccan authorities to the two cities that they wanted to express solidarity with the Rif Protest Movement.

Tuesday, April 10, 2018

2.5 Million Dutch Citizens cannot read or write properly

A report commissioned by a literacy foundation from Price Waterhouse Cooper (PWC), found that 2.5 million people in the Netherlands cannot read or write properly.  This is twice the number that was previously thought.  According to the researchers, a conservative estimate is that these people cost the Netherlands more than 1 billion per year.

Monday, April 9, 2018

Crisis in Building Industry Due to High Costs and Shortage of Personnel

The Dutch organization of project developers and building companies (NVB) says that costs have increased so much that many developers plan to carry out very little work.  The industry is afraid that in particular in the west of the Netherlands, many building companies may go bankrupt.

Sunday, April 8, 2018

Search engine with millions of hacked Dutch passwords online

A search engine which shows 1.4 billion of leaked or hacked passwords is officially on line.  Of these, about 3.3 million are Dutch. The site, was online for a short time but was taken down again.  It initially showed the full hacked passwords, which is illegal.  Now only the first two letters of the passwords are shown.  People can now check whether their password is no longer protected.