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Ex-teacher wins appeal on molestation conviction at Dutch Jewish school

A lawyer representing the alleged victims said he hoped prosecutors would appeal to the Supreme Court.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
10/02/2021

In Amsterdam, card of every Holocaust victim returns to Jewish hands

The Netherlands branch of the Red Cross has transferred to the Jewish Cultural Quarter of Amsterdam ownership of more than 140,000 personal cards of Dutch Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/01/2021

Author accused of antisemitism set to be Holocaust memorial speaker

The national commemoration committee of the Netherlands named as its keynote speaker a Muslim author who has called Gaza a “ghetto” and is accused of making anti-Semitic statements about Dutch Jews.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
20/01/2021

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

A tradition that had been paused for 70 years after the Holocaust, its resumption is helping to unite and revitalize a dwindling and divided community with its glorious past.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
04/12/2020

Amsterdam’s Jewish museum wades into Dutch blackface controversy

Its decision to address the subject is a politically sensitive one and the museum’s director is clear that his institution is opposed to the custom.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
25/11/2020

Are bloodsucking pelicans a Dutch Jewish symbol?

Amsterdam's Portuguese Jewish community adopted a seemingly strange image from Medieval Christian art

By DIKLAH ZOHAR
12/11/2020

Dutch firm: Palestinian who vandalized kosher eatery had terrorist motives

He smashed the windows of the HaCarmel restaurant in Amsterdam in 2017 and in May 2020, holding a lighter, Het Parool reported.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
30/10/2020

EL AL opens flights to new locations including LA and Miami

The new locations include Los Angeles, Miami, Frankfurt, Amsterdam, Sofia and Kiev.

14/10/2020

IDFA film festival to show Israeli documentary

Maya Zinshtein's newest analyzes Evangelical support for Israel.

Anne Frank at her writing table in 1940; how many Anne Franks were lost in the Holocaust?

Friend of Anne Frank lays first stone of new Amsterdam Holocaust monument

The monument is designed to have about 102,000 bricks — one bearing the name of each of the Shoah’s identified victims in the Netherlands.

By CNAAN LIPHSHIZ/JTA
26/09/2020
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