Dutch city calls Jerusalem, Nazareth ‘cities in Palestine’

Likkud Netherlands, a local association, accuses municipality of “wiping Israel off the map.”

By JTA
May 31, 2014 07:21
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A panoramic view of Tiberias on the shores of Lake Kinneret.. (photo credit: TIBERIAS MUNICIPALITY)

AMSTERDAM — A Dutch municipality is facing criticism for describing Jerusalem, Nazareth and Tiberias as “cities in Palestine.”

Likkud Netherlands, a local association, published on its website Friday an article which carried a screen capture photo from Google Street View of the street sign of Tiberias Path in the city of Eindhoven with the description, in which Likkud Nederland accused the municipality of “wiping Israel off the map.”

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An intersecting street, Hebron Path, also described Hebron as a city in Palestine, as is Jerusalem Lane – all located within the Woensel district. The sign on Judea Lane described it “an area of Palestine,” as does the street sign of Samria Lane.

A spokesperson from the municipality of Eindhoven declined to offer any immediate reaction to the publication when he was contacted by the Hilversum-based broadcaster RTL.


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