Amsterdam (Dec. 3)
Dr. Louis Israels, Dutch Jewish journalist, died here today. He was a prominent writer and one of the foremost contributors to the Amsterdam paper, “De Telegraph”, which, with the “Algemeen Handelsblad” are the two most important dailies of Amsterdam.
Dr. Israels was attached to the Dutch Legation in Paris in 1897 and had an important part in the Dreyfus affair. He was instrumental in arousing Dutch public opinion in favor of Dreyfus.
Dr. Israels frequently wrote on Jewish problems for “De Telegraph”. During the War he pleaded the cause of the Allies in his contributions to the “Telegraph”
The Dutch press devotes much space to the obituary of Dr. Israels whom they characterize as one of the greatest contemporary journalists.