Netherlands

  • El Al Blames Boeing for Amsterdam Crash

    An internal investigation by El Al into the crash of one of its Boeing 747 cargo jets in Amsterdam on Oct. 4 has laid full blame for the disaster on the plane’s American manufacturer. The report, published Sunday, recommends that the airline sue the Seattle-based Boeing Corp. for full damages. The decision noted a similar… More ▸

  • Dutch Give Up on El Al Recorder

    The Dutch Aviation Board has abandoned hope of retrieving the cockpit voice recorder of an El Al 747 plane that crashed in Amsterdam three months ago. The government agency had offered 10,000 guilders ($5,400) for information leading to retrieval of the recorder in the Oct. 4 crash of the Israeli jumbo jet, which slammed into… More ▸

  • Dutch Court Dismisses Appeal by Nazi Collaborator Luitjens

    A Dutch court this week dismissed an appeal by Nazi collaborator Jacob Luitjens, who was extradited from Canada last month, ruling he must serve out a 1948 sentence of life imprisonment. Luitjens, 73, a retired botany instructor, was jailed in November on his return from Canada after waging a four-year battle against deportation. Canadian courts… More ▸

  • Dutch Act Against Neo-nazi Publisher

    Dutch authorities have instituted proceedings against a woman in a northern town for distributing a neo-Nazi journal. The woman’s post office box in Delfzijl, in the province of Groningen, is a distribution point for Die Neue Front Widerstand, sources said. From the town, which is near the German border, the publication is sent to about… More ▸

  • Dutch Church Closing Israel Office

    The Dutch Reformed Church synod has decided to close down its representation in Israel, which has been headed for 11 years by the Rev. Geert Cohen Stuart. For many years, the Dutch Reformed Church had a representative in Jerusalem for contacts with the Jews. In recent years, there was friction between the synod and Cohen… More ▸

  • Luitjens Extradited to Holland, Where He is Jailed for Nazi Past

    After a deportation procedure in Canada that spanned a decade, Nazi collaborator Jacob Luitjens was extradited to Holland last Friday, where he was immediately transferred to jail. Luitjens, a 73-year-old retired botany instructor, lost his struggle to remain in Canada. He was expelled because he had lied about his past, which included conviction in absentia… More ▸

  • Dutch Nazi Must Leave Canada for Lying About Wartime Past

    The first Canadian to lose his citizenship because of war crimes has been ordered to leave Canada because he lied about his past when he entered the country and continued to lie when he applied for Canadian citizenship. After four years of hearings and appeals, 73-year-old Jacob Luitjens, a retired University of British Columbia botany… More ▸

  • 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 ▸