Netherlands

  • Dutch Court Tells Belgian Publisher to Stop Spreading Holocaust Denials

    A Dutch court has ordered a Belgian publisher to stop disseminating pamphlets in the Netherlands alleging the Holocaust never took place. The court said the fact of the Nazi slaughter of the Jews required no further proof, and ordered Siegfried Verbeke to cease distributing the hate literature or pay a $17,000 fine for each pamphlet… More ▸

  • Holocaust Denier Tells Dutch Court His Material Was Not Discriminatory

    A Belgian man who publishes pamphlets denying the Holocaust took place told a court here last week he does not believe that printing and disseminating such literature constitutes racial discrimination. Siegfried Verbeke, who was brought to court by four Dutch human rights groups demanding he stop these activities, told the court Oct. 29 that it… More ▸

  • Dutch Groups Initiate a Lawsuit Against Belgian Holocaust-deniers

    In what may be the first such suit to cross international borders, Dutch human rights groups have filed a civil suit here against a Belgian society that has published pamphlets denying that the Holocaust occurred. The suit is enabled by a European Community regulation that permits a resident of one E.C. member state suing a… More ▸

  • Second Israeli Body Retrieved from Site of Dutch El Al Crash

    The body of a second Israeli has been recovered at the site of the crash of an El Al cargo jet here. The remains of flight engineer Gedalyah Sofer, 61, will be flown home for burial. An El Al team is continuing to search for the bodies of captain Yitzhak Fuchs and co-pilot Arnon Ohad,… More ▸

  • Dutch Crash Was Not El Al’s First

    Contrary to earlier media reports, Sunday’s crash of an El Al cargo jet outside Amsterdam was not the airline’s first. Forty-one years ago, some months after the national airline was established, an El Al plane crashed on a landing approach to Kloten airport in Zurich, Switzerland. The November 1951 disaster killed six of the seven… More ▸

  • Israel to Investigate Crash That Killed Scores in Holland

    El Al Airlines and the Israeli Transport Ministry are sending teams here to investigate why an El Al cargo flight crashed into two crowded apartment buildings Sunday, in what is expected to be the worst aviation disaster in the Netherlands. As many as 200 people were feared dead, among them the three crew members and… More ▸

  • Two Dovish Knesset Members Meet PLO Official in Holland

    In yet another challenge to Israel’s law banning contacts with representatives of terrorist organizations, two dovish Knesset members met last weekend in The Hague with Nabil Sha’ath, political adviser to Palestine Liberation Organization leader Yasir Arafat. The Knesset members were Yael Dayan of Labor and Naomi Chazan of the left-wing Meretz bloc. Although meetings between… More ▸

  • Dutch Soccer Club to Take Measures to Prevent Anti-semitism at Matches

    A premier Dutch soccer team has announced it will take strong measures to prevent racist and anti-Semitic views from being expressed at soccer matches. Ge Voortman, chairman of the Go Ahead Eagles, said the team had recently installed closed-circuit video in its stadium. “Those who will be caught expressing racist views are to be expelled… More ▸

  • World Conference Opens in Amsterdam for Jewish Children Hidden in Holland

    A conference of Jewish children who survived the Holocaust in hiding in this country opened here Sunday to wide publicity in the local media. It was a local version of the landmark conference of “hidden children” held in New York in June 1991. But this conference was only for Jews who as children were in… More ▸

  • Dutch Olympic Winners Are Israelis

    Both the coach and captain of the Dutch volleyball team that won a silver medal at the Olympic games in Barcelona are Israelis. They are also father and son. Arieh Selinger, 55, and Avital, 33, came together to help propel Holland’s national team to Olympic honors after pursuing separate sports careers. Born in Poland, the… More ▸