Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’

Amsterdam’s Jewish museum wades into Dutch blackface controversy

AMSTERDAM – For the past two decades, a conflict has been slowly escalating in the Netherlands over the wintertime custom of wearing blackface ahead of St. Nicholas Day, the pre-Christmas festival honoring the saint who inspired Santa Claus. Opponents of the custom say the portrayal of the saint’s sidekick, Black Pete, in processions and parties […]

Amsterdam Jewish schools lose city’s subsidy because of excess parent contributions, including for security

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Suicide Machine Draws Crowds at Amsterdam Funeral Show

A controversial suicide pod that enables its occupant to kill themselves at a press of a button went on display at Amsterdam funeral show on Saturday. Called the “Sarco”, short for sarcophagus, the 3D-printed machine invented by Australian euthanasia activist Philip Nitschke and Dutch designer Alexander Bannink comes with a detachable coffin, mounted on a […]

Amsterdam now has the first plastic-free supermarket in the world

(Natural News) Last February, the world’s “first plastic-free supermarket aisle” was launched in Amsterdam. Shoppers at the Jan Pieter Heijestraat branch of Ekoplaza, a Dutch supermarket chain, can now choose from more than 700 plastic-free products such as cereals, chocolate, dairy, fresh fruit, meat, rice, sauces, snacks, vegetables, and yogurt. All items at the supermarket are packed in either compostable materials […]

1 Dead, 2 Injured in Amsterdam Street Shooting – Police

Dutch police have launched a manhunt after an unidentified shooter killed one and injured two more in a central Amsterdam street. A major emergency response is underway. Police confirm several shots were fired in the Grote Wittenburgerstraat area of the Dutch capital late on Friday. The motive behind the attack is currently unclear. Schietincident Grote […]

Knife-Wielding Man Prompts Dutch Police to Open Fire at Amsterdam Airport

Dutch police opened fire after a man threatened to use a knife at Amsterdam’s Schiphol Airport. The suspect was injured in the shooting and taken to hospital; his motives remain unclear. “A man at Schiphol was shot by the military police after threatening with a knife. Situation safe,” the Marechaussee police service said on Twitter. […]

Man with Palestinian flag storms Israeli restaurant in Amsterdam (VIDEO)

The video of the incident which emerged on local media, shows the man carrying a Palestinian flag hitting windows of the Glatt Kosher restaurant. The man then kicks his way through the front door and a few seconds later emerges with an Israeli flag, the footage shows. READ MORE: ‘Bomb ready to blow’: Muslim, European […]

Witnesses Contradict Police after Car Runs Over Eight People in Amsterdam

Dutch Police have ruled out terrorism after eight people were injured when a car outside Amsterdam train station ran into them. But witnesses have given a different account to the official police statement of what happened and have described the incident as “terrifying”. Eight people have been injured after a black Peugeot smashed into pedestrians […]

Eight Injured in Suspicious Incident Involving a Car at Amsterdam Railway Station

Eight people were injured in an incident involving a car in front of Amsterdam’s main railway station on Saturday night but police say they do not think the action was deliberate. The black Peugot 307 was apparently parked in a spot where waiting is not allowed, local media said. According to the Parool newspaper, police […]

Eight Injured After Car Crashes Into Pedestrians At Amsterdam Central Train Station; Driver Arrested

Update: Driver who struck people outside Amsterdam’s train station became unwell, police say. No link to terrorism according to BNO News. * * * Eight people have been injured and two are hospitalized after a car has crashed into a wall at Amsterdam Central Station, according to the Amsterdam police while […]

How Heroes Die

This transcript is the final words of Alexander Prokhorenko (25), a Russian Special Forces Officer, engaged in the Syrian conflict. Honour between soldiers is not uncommon but is generally a taboo subject because such collaboration or rather, fraternisation, causes problems relating to morality and ethics. Those of us not in uniform can enjoy the luxury […]

Huge explosion rocks waste treatment plant in Antwerp, Belgium (VIDEO PHOTOS)

The blast occurred in a storage bunker at an industrial waste treatment plant belonging to the Indaver company on Friday. Photos from social media networks show dark clouds of smoke curling upwards. About 60 firefighters have arrived at the site, the RTBF public broadcaster reports. The Antwerp fire service said on Twitter that neighboring Tijsmanstunnel […]

First ‘Ecstasy’ Shop Opens in Amsterdam

A Dutch political movement is calling for the legalization of the psychoactive drug Ecstasy – and has opened a shop in Amsterdam to promote its cause. The youth wing of the Dutch Liberal Democrats says decriminalizing MDMA would make drug-taking safer. The Young Democrats opened the shop Monday at 10 Rosmarijnsteed, in downtown Amsterdam – […]

What World-famous Men have said About the Satanic Jews

Introduction The Jews are the only people in the world who have found hostility in every country in which they settled in any numbers. The big question is — WHY? Today it is taught in the schools that “Anti-Semitism” began in Germany in the 1930s after which they were deported. What is not studied is […]

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