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  • Anti-Israel diatribe raises stir in Holland

    Anti-Semitic, pro-Palestinian comments from the European Central Bank president’s wife are nothing new — but some say Gretta Duisenberg went too far this time.

  • Netherlands may ban Islamic group

    Dutch politicians are debating whether to block an Islamic group, the Arab European League, from establishing branches in Holland.

  • Holland swipes at Israeli settlement policy

    In an apparent swipe at Israeli settlement policy, Holland may cut pensions for Dutch seniors who have moved to Israel but live beyond the state’s pre-1967 borders.

  • Palestinian flag fever sweeps Netherlands

    Palestinian flag sales are booming in the Netherlands as pro-Palestinian groups prepare for a “National Palestinian Flag Day,” the latest development in a flag war that began on a quiet Amsterdam street.

  • Dutch Jews try to counter stark outlook

    AMSTERDAM, Nov. 6 (JTA) — Dutch Jewish leaders are working to devise programs and responses to counter a sobering demographic survey of the Jewish community, the first one conducted in 35 years. On a recent Friday morning, Amsterdam’s Jewish Cultural Center was deserted but for four Jewish movers and shakers discussing ways to follow up…

  • Results of Dutch Jewry survey sobering

    AMSTERDAM, Oct. 30 (JTA) — The first demographic survey of Dutch Jewry in 35 years has yielded some sobering results. According to the survey, more than two-thirds of Dutch Jews are unmarried at 30, more than twice the rate among the general population. In some age brackets, the rate of divorce among Jews is double…