Posts Tagged ‘dutch’

Dutch royals can enter same-sex marriage and not give up throne, Prime Minister says

The Dutch monarch can marry someone of the same sex without giving up the throne, the Prime Minister has said. In a written answer to questions from parliamentarians, Prime Minister Mark Rutte wrote on Tuesday that “the Cabinet does not see that an heir or the King would have to abdicate the throne if he/she […]

Dutch activists lose ethnic profiling case but vow to appeal

A Dutch court ruled on Wednesday that police can use ethnicity as one of the criteria for selecting people for checks at the border, a legal defeat that rights activists immediately vowed to appeal. The decision came in a case brought against the government by two citizens, backed by human rights groups, who argued that […]

Dutch court to hear appeal over alleged Gantz war crimes in Gaza 

A Dutch court will hear an appeal next week against Israeli Defence Minister Benny Gantz and co-defendant Amir Eshel for their alleged role in the murder of a family during Israel’s 2014 military offensive on the Gaza Strip. The Israeli air force bombed Ismail Ziada’s family home in Al-Bureij refugee camp in the central Gaza […]

Dutch Protest as Government Dumps 800 Afghan ‘Refugees’ in Small Village

    Residents of a village in the Netherlands staged a major protest against the arrival of hundreds of ‘refugees’ from Afghanistan, according to reports. The Dutch government is in the process of dumping 800 Afghans at a military camp in Harskamp, a small town with a population of approximately 3,500. Around 250 people, many […]

Today at the Olympics: Dutch runner falls and wins

World champion Sifan Hassan has made an incredible recovery from a fall at the final bell to win her 1,500-meter heat at the Olympics on Monday. Hassan picked herself up after getting in a tangle with Kenyan runner Edinah Jebitok at the start of the last lap. She sped around the outside of the pack […]

Dutch data protection authority fines TikTok €750,000 over privacy flaw

Data protection officials in the Netherlands have fined TikTok €750,000 for failing to offer a statement on privacy in Dutch. Many children who use the popular video-sharing app were unable to understand the terms in English, the authority said. “TikTok failed to provide an adequate explanation of how the app collects, processes, and uses personal […]

Rare Ancient Dutch Castle is Bigger and Better than Expected!

The Netherlands isn’t known as a country that announces archaeological discoveries every week. However, there are countless ancient sites of medieval interest in the Netherlands, ranging from Anglo-Saxon holy wells, churches, cathedrals and missionaries, to stone landmarks commemorating medieval murders. But one find, hidden beneath the country’s medieval top soils, according to a news report […]

Two convicted of setting fire to Dutch COVID-19 test centre

Two people have been convicted of setting fire to a COVID-19 testing facility in the Netherlands earlier this year. The centre — located in a fishing village near Urk — was torched in January during violent protests that followed the introduction of a nationwide curfew. The test location was destroyed in the ensuing blaze, but […]

Dutch residents assess flood damage to homes

Thousands of residents from the southern Dutch cities of Bunde, Voulwames, Brommelen and Geulle were allowed to return home on Saturday morning after being evacuated on Thursday and Friday due to severe flooding. Caretaker Prime Minister Mark Rutte’s government has declared the flooding a state of emergency, opening up national funds for those affected. Source […]

Thousands of Dutch Urged to Leave Their Homes as Rivers Flood

Lifeguards walk through a flooded street, following heavy rainfalls, in Valkenburg, Netherlands, July 15, 2021. (Piroschka Van De Wouw/Reuters) AMSTERDAM—Thousands of people in the south of the Netherlands on Thursday were urged to leave their houses quickly to escape floods as rivers were on the brink of bursting their banks. Several towns and villages along […]

Dutch Crime Reporter Peter De Vries Dies After Brazen Shooting Attack

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — Peter R. de Vries, a renowned Dutch journalist who fearlessly reported on the violent underworld of the Netherlands and campaigned to breathe new life into cold cases, has died at age 64 after being shot in a brazen attack last week, his family said Thursday. “Peter fought to the end, […]

Dutch crime reporter Peter R de Vries wounded in shooting in Amsterdam

A Dutch crime reporter who had been the target of death threats was shot and badly injured in Amsterdam on Tuesday evening. Peter R de Vries, widely-known and praised for his investigative work on the Dutch criminal underworld, was shot in the capital as he left a television studio where he had appeared as a […]

Video of Russian Aerospace Forces intercepting the Dutch frigate Eversten

Posted on July 1, 2021 by martyrashrakat June 29, 2021 (Machine translation): Review the Ministry of defence to the statement of the military Department of the Netherlands about the alleged threat of action last Thursday, June 24, the Russian aircraft near the Dutch frigate “Evertsen” in the Black sea: “24 Jun 2021 by means of […]

Court In Netherlands Orders Royal Dutch Shell To Cut Carbon Emissions

THE HAGUE, Netherlands (AP) — A Dutch court has ordered Royal Dutch Shell to cut its carbon emissions by net 45% by 2030 compared to 2019 levels in a landmark case brought by climate activist groups. The ruling Wednesday by The Hague District Court could set a precedent for similar cases against polluting multinationals around […]

‘Some Demonstrations More Anti-Jewish Than Pro-Palestinian’: Dutch Lawmaker Who Fled Turkish Persecution of Kurds Expresses Concern Over Gaza Protests

Dilan Yezilgöz of the VVD Party addresses the Dutch parliament. Photo: Screenshot. A Dutch lawmaker who came to the Netherlands as a refugee from Turkey’s persecution of its Kurdish minority is urging the country’s justice minister to take firm action against antisemitic slogans and signs at pro-Palestinian demonstrations. Dilan Yezilgöz — a parliamentarian who holds […]

Dutch civil servants used social media to spy on citizens, says study

Local authorities in the Netherlands are using social media for large-scale snooping on citizens, new research has found. The study says some civil servants used fake accounts to monitor local Facebook and Twitter pages. It is suggested the authorities were seeking to maintain public order and forecast any protests planned online. Dutch law states that […]

German, Dutch Leaders Express Strong Support for Israel’s Right to Defend Itself

German Chancellor Angela Merkel gestures during a media briefing at the Union Buildings in Pretoria, South Africa, Feb. 6, 2020. Photo: Reuters / Siphiwe Sibeko. i24 News – In separate calls Monday with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the leaders of Germany and the Netherlands expressed their strong support for Israel’s right to defend itself […]

Dutch govt temporarily disables Covid-19 contact-tracing app after it emerges Google apps accessed data on Android phones

The Dutch health ministry has disabled its coronavirus warning app for two days after it was revealed that private data was collected by other programs Google installs by default on Android phones. The CoronaMelder app will not send warnings about potential infections for two days starting from Wednesday evening, the health ministry said on April […]

After fans chant antisemitic slogans, Dutch chief rabbi to hold town hall

Following antisemitic slogans chanted by fans of the Arnhem-based Vitesse football club ahead of a match against Amsterdam’s Ajax football club, Dutch religious officials are set to meet for a town hall to discuss how to move forward.The crowd chanted “Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas,” before the match against the Ajax.Dutch Chief Rabbi and […]

Dutch museum pays thousands to compensate for looted Nazi art

A Jewish textile owner was forced to sell his art under Nazi duress in 1933. Eight years ago, the Dutch government recommended that his representatives not receive restitution or compensation. On Monday, the museum which houses the painting, defied those orders, The Art Newspaper reported on Monday.  The descendants of family friends of Richard Semmel […]

Dutch soccer fans shout ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ prior to match

Browse > Home / News / Dutch soccer fans shout ‘Hamas, Hamas, Jews to the gas’ prior to match April 20, 2021 by JNS Read on for article Police in the Netherlands are investigating footage from a fan rally prior to a soccer game last week between two Dutch teams where fans chanted “Hamas, Hamas, […]

Dutch daily apologizes for drawing Jewish pollster as a puppet master

A mainstream daily in the Netherlands has apologized for a caricature depicting a Jewish political pollster and entrepreneur as a puppet master.View the photo here.  Pieter Klok, editor in chief of De Volkskrant, issued a statement Monday saying the image and trope “recall too many memories of antisemitic caricatures of the Nazi period and therefore should never […]

Editor of Major Dutch Daily Apologizes for Publishing Cartoon That ‘Evokes Memories of Nazi Era’

Dutch newspaper ‘De Volksrant’ apologized for publishing a cartoon of Jewish pollster Maurice de Hond that its editor said was reminiscent of Nazi antisemitic caricatures. Photo: Screenshot. One of the leading newspapers in the Netherlands has apologized for publishing a cartoon that lampooned a well-known Dutch pollster using antisemitic tropes. Pieter Klok, editor of the […]

Dutch shop fined for omitting ‘settlement’ from label of Israeli wine

Dutch government inspectors fined a store for labeling wine made in an Israeli settlement as “a product from an Israeli village in Judea and Samaria.” The Israel Products Center near Amsterdam received the $2,514 fine last week following its refusal to replace the label with one acceptable to the Netherlands Food and Consumer Product Safety […]

Leading Dutch Philosopher Slammed for Claiming Diaspora Was ‘Blessing’ That Kept Jews Away From Power

Dutch philosopher Hans Achterhuis. Photo: Wikimedia commons. A Dutch philosopher who was awarded with one of his nation’s highest intellectual honors has angered the Jewish community over remarks arguing that the dispersal of Jews in the diaspora was a “blessing” that had prevented “religiously-motivated violence.” In an interview with the newspaper Trouw that was published […]

As anti-lockdown protests grow, Dutch ‘POLICE FOR FREEDOM’ group holds march against ‘Covid’ restrictions

As anti-lockdown protests grow, Dutch ‘POLICE FOR FREEDOM’ group holds march against ‘Covid’ restrictions David Icke / Gareth Icke – memes and headline comments by David Icke Original Article: https://davidicke.com/2021/04/11/as-anti-lockdown-protests-grow-dutch-police-for-freedom-group-holds-march-against-covid-restrictions/ Source 00

Dutch philosopher calls Diaspora ‘blessing’, prevented Jews to have power

The Netherlands’ foremost philosopher called the dispersal of Jews in the Diaspora a “blessing” because it prevented them from achieving the power they have in Israel today that has resulted in “religiously motivated violence.” Hans Achterhuis, the first recipient of the prestigious and royally recognized title of “thinker of the Fatherland,” made the remarks in […]

Thousands tiptoe through tulips in test at Dutch flower garden

After bleak winter months of a coronavirus lockdown, springtime shoots of hope emerged as restrictions were relaxed at a Dutch flower garden and other public venues. Under a government-approved pilot scheme, the world-famous Keukenhof garden opened its gates to let a few thousand people tiptoe through the 7 million tulips, hyacinths, daffodils and myriad other […]

Dutch matzah factory gives away Passover product to 35,000 schoolkids

Some 35,000 schoolchildren in the Netherlands got free matzah from the only matzah factory in the country as part of the bakery’s nearly 50-year-old tradition. Hollandia Matzes, a business with about 20 employees whose owners are not Jewish, invited schools from across the country’s east to pick up the product for their students at its […]

Dutch troops failed to distinguish ‘military and civilian targets’ during 2007 Afghanistan battle that left dozens dead – lawyer

A Dutch court has begun hearings in a case filed by Afghan civilian survivors of the 2007 battle of Chora. The engagement between the Taliban and Dutch troops, who allegedly used excessive force, left at least 80 civilians dead. The case was filed on behalf of four Afghans and relatives of a fifth, who has […]

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