Posts Tagged ‘Amsterdam’

From Amsterdam to Toronto, world’s mayors rally to stop antisemitism

 Mayors from some of the world’s major cities met in a virtual forum to discuss ways to stop the spread of antisemitism and eradicate prejudice from their municipalities. The first-ever “Mayors Summit Against Anti-Semitism,” sponsored by the Frankfurt am Main Municipality, in partnership with the Combat Anti-Semitism Movement (CAM), brought together 44 leaders from 32 […]

‘I’ve Lost Count,’ Says Owner of Amsterdam Kosher Restaurant After Latest Antisemitic Vandalism

Amsterdam kosher restaurant HaCarmel. Photo: Twitter. The owner of a kosher restaurant in Amsterdam said this week that he had lost count of the times his establishment had been vandalized in recent years after antisemitic graffiti was discovered on its windows. An antisemitic slogan was scrawled onto the window of the HaCarmel eatery in the […]

An Amsterdam Museum Holds a Post-Holocaust Purim Relic

The puppets joined a storied tradition of fashioning Haman after real-life oppressors that peaked in the immediate postwar years. And seven decades later, Mayer-Hirsch’s childhood work is in the collection of the Jewish Historical Museum of Amsterdam, where curator Peter Buijs says the Hitler puppet is a “unique item” that provides a window into how […]

Amsterdam mayor wants state to return Nazi-looted painting now in the city’s museum

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Newborn baby girl found alive in underground waste container near Amsterdam

Police in the Netherlands have found a newborn baby girl alive in an underground waste container. The baby was discovered by the authorities late on Sunday evening at a residential area in Meernhof, southeast of the capital, Amsterdam. She is in a stable condition in hospital, police said. “At around 22.40, the police incident room […]

Sitting on the shore of Gaza, dreaming of Amsterdam’s canals

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‘Asia’s El Chapo’ arrested by police in Amsterdam

Dutch police have arrested the alleged leader of one of the world’s biggest drug gangs. Officers said they detained Tse Chi Lop, a Chinese-born Canadian accused of running The Company, an organisation believed to dominate the £50bn-a year Asia-Pacific drug trade, on Friday. Mr Tse, who has been compared to Mexican drug lord Joaquin “El […]

Asian drug lord Tse Chi Lop arrested at Amsterdam airport

Asian drug lord Tse Chi Lop was arrested in the Netherlands on suspicion of large-scale drug smuggling. The 57-year-old Canadian citizen’s arrest took place at Amsterdam’s Schiopol Airport, Dutch police said. The drug lord’s identity was confirmed by Australian police who issued an arrest warrant for the man in 2019. He is suspected of running […]

Blacks In Amsterdam Honor First Slave Brought To Holland By Wealthy Jewish Slavemasters

Diversity makes strange bedfellows — such as in the Netherlands — each June, Black immigrants from Suriname — a former Dutch colony where Jews oversaw the notoriously brutal plantations and slave trade — visit a Jewish cemetery just outside Amsterdam to commemorate the first Black slave brought from Portugal to Holland where he was buried […]

1000s Denounce COVID Lockdown In Amsterdam As Chaos Unfolds At “Unauthorized” Gathering

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Out of puff: Amsterdam mayor pushes for ban on marijuana-loving tourists visiting coffee shops

Tourists could soon be barred from Amsterdam’s famous cannabis-dealing coffee shops as Mayor Femke Halsema, continues her battle to rid the city of its image as a drug and prostitution haven. The patronage of coffee shops would be limited to Dutch residents only, according to the plan submitted by Halsema to Amsterdam’s city council on […]

IS operative faces possible life sentence in failed Amsterdam-Paris train attack

PARIS — A verdict is due Thursday in the month-long trial of an Islamic State operative thwarted in his effort to attack a French train five years ago by a dramatic tackle by three American passengers. The prosecution has asked for life in prison for Ayoub El Khazzani, charged with attempted terrorist murder. The Moroccan-born […]

How Hanukkah returned to Amsterdam’s Royal Concert Hall decades after the Holocaust

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How Hanukkah returned to Amsterdam’s Royal Concert Hall decades after WWII

AMSTERDAM — There’s a huge pipe organ where the Torah ark should be, but otherwise this city’s Royal Concert Hall looks, sounds and feels like a synagogue for one night each year. That’s because since 2015, this 132-year-old establishment, one of the world’s most prestigious music venues, has hosted an annual cantorial Hanukkah concert.  A […]

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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