Wednesday, July 29, 2020

National Statistics Agency: Perhaps 100% more People Died of Pandemic than official Figures

The National Statistics Agency (CBS) said that the number of people who have died in The Netherlands from Covid-19 may be up to 100% higher than the official figures. CBS has introduced a new method to calculate the number of excess-deaths - the number of deaths above and beyond the expected number. The CBS estimates that more than 10.000 people have died from the pandemic between March 9 and May 24.

Tuesday, July 28, 2020

Does the Netherlands Continue indirectly to finance Terrorist-Related Palestinian Organization?

Israeli organization NGO Monitor says that OXFAM Novib annually receives tens of millions of Dutch tax money.  It is likely that part of that is transferred to the Palestinian UAWC organization. UAWC apparently  supports the terrorist organization PFLP financially.  Two former UAWC employees are currently in Israeli jail suspected of murdering a 17 year old Israeli girl in 2019. 

Sunday, July 26, 2020

In 2017 Dutch Weapons probably fell into Libyan Militia Hands

In 2017, the Dutch Ministry of Foreign Affairs sent a container with weapons, ammunition and communication equipment to Tripoli. It was meant for the special military police unit which guards Dutch diplomats. Upon arrival it turned out that the container was empty. Its contents probably fell into the hands of a Libyan militia. It is unclear whether parliament was informed about this major incident at the time.

Thursday, July 23, 2020

Greece refuses entry to 28 Dutch Tourists

Twenty eight Dutch tourists arriving in Greece did not fill in their health declarations in time.  In this form the arriving passengers were required to declare where they had been in the past weeks and whether they had been exposed to someone who had Corona. These 28 travelers were denied entry and sent home on the first available flight.

Wednesday, July 22, 2020

Two Palestinian Terrorist Suspects have been paid by Dutch Development Money

Dutch Minister of Foreign Affairs Stef Blok (VVD) and the Minister for International Trade and Development Collaboration Sigrid Kaag  (D66) have informed parliament that the two terrorist who are suspected of the murder of the 17 year old Rina Sherb in august 2019 have partly been paid by Dutch development money. In 2017 both persons received a pass of the Dutch diplomatic representation in Ramallah. With that document they could indentify themselves as "collaborators" of a partner organization of the Dutch representation. The Palestinian terrorists worked until 2019 for the Dutch financed Finance Palestinian NGO Union of Agricultural Work Committees (UAWC). The ministry has paid 20 million Euro subvention to the organization.

Tuesday, July 21, 2020

UK's Telegraph: Dutch - Europe’s top troublemakers

UK daily, The Telegraph claims that the Dutch have replaced Britain as Europe’s top troublemaker. It writes that "Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte has taken on the traditional, time honored role of Mr. No.  The paper added: “voters in the Netherlands are struggling to understand why they need to take on more debt to finance Italy and Spain.” The Italian prime minister Giuseppe Conte said: “You might be a hero in your homeland for a few days, but after a few weeks you will be held responsible before all European citizens for blocking an adequate and effective European response.” 

Monday, July 20, 2020

French President accuses Dutch of acting like Brexit Britain

At the EU Corona virus summit, French president Emanuel Macron accused Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte of taking Brexit Britain's obstructive role at EU summits. This happened when the discussions on the  massive Corona virus rescue funds reached a fourth day.  Rutte and his allies have demanded more oversight of payments from the rescue fund and most of the cash to be loans rather than non-repayable grants. Macron said that Mr. Rutte behaved like the former British Prime Minister David Cameron who lost the Brexit referendum and his job.  Mr. Rutte said: We are not here to be invited to each other's birthdays for the rest of our lives."

Sunday, July 19, 2020

Inspection may fine Store selling Wine from Hebron, labeled as "Made in Israel"

The Dutch Food and Consumer Product Safety Authority has said that they would fine a store selling wine from the West-Bank city of Hebron that is labeled as "Made in Israel". The inspectors visited the Israel Products Center, an importer and retail outfit, operated by the pro-Israel group Christians for Israel. The head of the Dutch Chief Rabbinate, rabbi Binyomin Jacobs, accused the Authority of pursuing a double standard. He said: "Why inspect Israeli products but none from China which occupies Tibet, or goods from Morocco which occupies Western Sahara, or Turkey which occupies Northern Cyprus, or Russia which occupies the Crimea."

Wednesday, July 15, 2020

Ministers Complain to Police About Hate Messages

The Dutch Ministers of Agriculture Carola Schouten and the Interior Kajsa Olongren, have complained to the Police about the flood of hate messages against them in the closed Facebook group of the Farmers Defense Force, an organization of farmers. Before that, already the parliamentarian Tjeerd de Groot (D66) complained to the police about the same.

Monday, July 13, 2020

Suspects of unprecedented Murders on Order

A process is starting against the motor club Caloh Wagoh. A large number of the club members is suspected of underworld murders and failed attempt to murder. The prosecution says that the main person who ordered murders from Caloh Wagoh was the leading criminal Ridouan Taghi. There are 21 suspects in this process of which 18 are arrested. The prosecutor said that murders on order have never been seen before in the Netherlands.

Thursday, July 9, 2020

Dutch multinationals pay less than 11% profit tax

Deputy Minister of Finance Hans Vijlbrief has sent a letter to parliament about tax payments in total of 155 Dutch multinationals. These companies in 2016 had total sales of 225 billion Euros. They made 24.8 billion Euro profit. On that they paid 10.6% tax or 2.6 billion Euros. Yet various corrections mean that in fact 21.7% have been paid.

Tuesday, July 7, 2020

Coronavirus expected to cause increase in mental health problems

The national Social Cultural and Planning Bureau (SCP) says that the government needs to invest in mental health care as it expects an increase in mental health problems. The SCP says that people are at risk of mental health problems due to loneliness, losing their jobs or Coronavirus related trauma.

Monday, July 6, 2020

Angry Farmers block access to Eindhoven Airport

Farmers have been protesting for many months against Government measures. Most recently they are angry about agriculture minister Carola Schouten’s intention to ban them from adding proteins to their animal feeds from coming September. The minister wants to reduce nitrogen emissions to create more possibilities for housing and road construction. 

Sunday, July 5, 2020

Dutch Railway Company Heavily Criticized on Holocaust Reparations

During the Second World War, the Dutch National Railway Company, nowadays called NS, transported Jews to Dutch transit camps and from there to the German border.  Almost all, more than a hundred thousand, were murdered.  NS has made payments to survivors and their descendants yet there are many murdered with no descendants. A collective payment should be made for this according to an independent commission.  The NS has decided to make a payment of 5.6 million dollars divided between 4 Dutch memorial centers.  It has refused to sit down with Jewish organizations to discuss the collective payment.  This refusal has received major international publicity partly due to a publication of Associated Press.

Thursday, July 2, 2020

Dutch Government will not offer apology for slavery

A bad tempered debate took place in parliament about a possible Dutch apology for slavery and the Dutch role in the slave trade. Prime Minister Mark Rutte said that a formal apology could end up increasing polarization. In the meantime the cabinet has set up a special committee to look into slavery. During the debate the leader of the Green Left Party, Jesse Klaver called PVV leader Geert Wilders “an idiot.” Wilders called Klaver a “political hooligan with party members who voted for communist mass murderers.: Esther Ouwehand of the Party for the Animals compared turning a blind eye to racism to racism with conditions in factory farms.