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  • NBC’s Katie Couric mocked for comments about Dutch speed skating team

    02/13/2018 7:28:22 PM PST · by Beave Meister · 50 replies
    Fox News ^ | 2/12/2018 | Brian Flood
    NBC's Katie Couric was slammed across social media for saying Dutch successes in Olympic speed skating were because skating is an “important mode of transport” in their country. “It’s probably not a news flash to tell you the Dutch are really, really good at speed skating… ‘Why are they so good?’ you may be asking yourself,” Couric mused during Friday’s opening ceremony. “Because skating is an important mode of transportation in a city like Amsterdam.” She said Amsterdam “has lots of canals that can freeze in winter. So, for as long as the canals have existed, the Dutch have skated...
  • 'Court freed anti-Semitic volcano ready to explode'

    An Arab man arrested for attacking a Kosher restaurant in Amsterdam has pledged to follow up with more violent attacks, a Dutch anti-Semitism monitor has warned, yet was freed just over two days after his initial arrest. On the morning of December 7th, Saleh Ali smashed the windows of the HaCarmel restaurant in Amsterdam while carrying a Palestine Liberation Organization flag. Ali then broke into the restaurant, stole an Israeli flag, and threw it to the ground. Police officers who had watched Ali attack the restaurant then intervened, overpowering and forcibly arresting him. The attack took place just hours after...
  • Greenfield: An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam

    12/17/2017 7:31:38 AM PST · by Louis Foxwell · 6 replies
    Sultan Knish ^ | >Wednesday, December 13, 2017 | Daniel Greenfield
    Wednesday, December 13, 2017 An Anti-Semitic Allahu Akbar in Amsterdam Posted by Daniel Greenfield Amsterdam’s HaCarmel restaurant sits between two other restaurants. The Jewish kosher eatery whose big blue sign boasts fish, meat and vegetarian options is sandwiched between a sidewalk café with its inevitable Heineken umbrellas on one corner of Amstelveenseweg and an ice cream place on the other corner. There’s an Italian restaurant across the street with some very nice front windows. If the Muslim refugee had wanted to smash up any eatery, he had plenty of options. But he went to the Kosher restaurant. Inside were wooden...
  • Dutch police open fire on man with knife at Schiphol airport

    12/15/2017 12:44:01 PM PST · by Bloody Sam Roberts · 14 replies
    MSN News ^ | 12/15/2017 | AFP - Evert Elzinga
    Dutch military police on Friday shot and wounded a man armed with a knife, who burst into their office at Amsterdam's busy Schiphol airport, police told AFP. "This afternoon a man came into the office of the Marechaussee (military police) here at Schiphol and threatened my colleagues with a knife," said police spokesman Dennis Muller. "He was shot in the leg and taken to hospital in Amsterdam." The incident triggered panic on the airport's vast plaza, which is criss-crossed by thousands of people every day making their way to and from the departures and arrivals halls.
  • Dutch politician blames Trump for anti-Semitic Amsterdam attack

    12/07/2017 4:06:45 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 51 replies
    JTA via INN ^ | 12/07/2017 22:19
    A major coalition party in the Netherlands blamed President Donald Trump for an assault against a kosher restaurant by a man carrying a Palestinian Authority flag. A spokesperson for the left-leaning Democrats 66 party made the accusation Thursday, hours after the assault on the HaCarmel restaurant, which some see as a reaction to Trump’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel capital on Wednesday. Reinier van Dantzig, who heads the party’s faction on the Amsterdam city council, wrote on Twitter: “How awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences. Let us...
  • Paris wins battle to host European Banking Authority

    11/22/2017 2:46:49 PM PST · by Berlin_Freeper · 3 replies ^ | November 20, 2017 | FIONA MAXWELL
    Paris will be the new home of the relocating European Banking Authority, which is required to move from London following the Brexit vote. A vote among the remaining 27 EU countries took place in Brussels on Monday to decide the future location of the EBA, as well as the European Medicines Agency — which is headed to Amsterdam.
  • Police rule out terrorism after eight people injured by car outside Amsterdam train station

    06/10/2017 1:56:36 PM PDT · by PghBaldy · 31 replies
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | June 10 | Nicola Harley & Senay Boztas
    Eight people have been injured after a car smashed into pedestrians outside the central train station in Amsterdam. Witnesses have described the scene as "terrifying". Amsterdam police say the car struck pedestrians outside the city's main railway station and officers have arrested the driver. Six people were taken to hospital, two are in a serious condition. Two others were treated at the scene.
  • How The Dutch View Americans? | Amsterdam

    04/16/2017 2:44:44 PM PDT · by DallasBiff · 39 replies
    Youtube ^ | 9/25/15 | Yafa
    Simply a man on the street interview about what Amsterdamer's, think of Americans.
  • Property firms expect Frankfurt to win big on Brexit

    07/11/2016 5:04:51 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 8 replies ^ | 11 Jul 2016 14:32 GMT+02:00 | (AFP)
    German property firms expect a boom in Frankfurt as financial businesses move activities and staff out of London in the wake of Brexit, an industry survey showed on Monday. A majority of 72 percent of respondents believed financial center Frankfurt, rather than rivals Dublin, Paris, or Amsterdam, would gain the most from Britain leaving the European Union, the study of 555 firms by consultants Ernst & Young (EY) found. The German property market as a whole would get a boost from Brexit, 57 percent of those polled said, with large majorities expecting prices for commercial and residential properties to increase....
  • Stabbing of Jewish Woman in Amsterdam Not Anti-Semitic, Dutch Police Say

    05/25/2016 5:14:51 AM PDT · by SJackson · 19 replies
    JP Updates ^ | 5-24-16 | Menachem Rephun
    Dutch police do not believe that the stabbing Monday of a Jewish woman at a kosher café in Buitenveldert, Amsterdam was anti-Semitic, according to Dutch news station AT5. It is not yet clear what motivated the stabbing, which took place at southern Amsterdam’s Grand Cafe Rimon, though the culprit is believed to be mentally ill. The possibility that the attack was motivated by anti-Semitism created turmoil within the Amsterdam Jewish community. Authorities are now investigating the case. Although the extent of the victim’s injuries are not yet known, she was reportedly in stable condition when transferred to the hospital.8:20 According...
  • Security scare delays KLM flight; two ‘suspicious’ men removed from plane

    11/22/2015 6:45:58 PM PST · by markomalley · 19 replies
    Dutch News ^ | 11/22/15
    London police removed two ‘suspicious’ men from a KLM flight to Amsterdam shortly before take off on Saturday night, broadcaster Nos said.The broadcaster bases its claim on two Dutch eyewitnesses – a cameraman and journalist for television talk show Brandpunt – who were on board the plane.They reported that the two ‘dark skinned’ men were wearing thick coats and refused to make contact with the cabin crew. ‘Other passengers also said they were making odd gestures,’ Roel van Hees said via Twitter.The plane was taxiing for take off when the crew decided to abort the flight and head back to...
  • Gunman 'injures three after firing Kalashnikov' on Amsterdam-Paris train: latest

    08/21/2015 11:29:48 AM PDT · by jimbo123 · 45 replies
    Telegraph ^ | 8/21/15 | James Rothwell
    A man has been arrested after firing a Kalashnikov rifle on board an Amsterdam-Paris train, according to French media. Le Parisien reports that a Briton and an American are "seriously" wounded. A third person, the French actor Jean-Hugues Anglade, was also wounded and is said to have raised the alarm. La Voix du Nord, a newspaper in the Calais region, said a man was arrested on suspicion of firing the weapon on a Thalys train near the northern town of Arras. Police say that have not ruled out terrorism as a possible motive and Bernard Cazeneuve, the French interior minister,...
  • Amsterdam Won’t Twin with Tel Aviv Because of ‘Occupation’

    06/25/2015 5:16:08 PM PDT · by Olog-hai · 11 replies
    INN ^ | 6/26/2015, 12:16 AM | Elad Benari
    Plans to set up a formal twinning agreement between Amsterdam and Tel Aviv have been dropped because some members of the city council oppose the idea, the English-language website Dutch News reported Thursday. According to the report, Amsterdam Mayor Eberhard van der Laan withdrew the plan due to pressure from the left-wing green party GroenLinks, the Labour party and the Socialists, who said they would not support the twinning program. The mayor was also under pressure from a number of other pro-Palestinian Arab organizations, which claimed the move is inappropriate because of Israel’s “occupation” of Judea and Samaria. …
  • Graphic anti-Israel display casts shadow over Amsterdam

    06/08/2015 8:11:53 PM PDT · by Nachum · 5 replies
    ynet ^ | 6/8/15 | Itamar Eichner
    Local visitors and tourists in Amsterdam's Dam Square were welcomed over the weekend by disturbing images of the bodies of Palestinian children supposedly killed by IDF soldiers – images posted by pro-Palestinian activists who also protested Israel in the square. The display appeared in the famous square in the center of the city under the title "Save the Palestinian Children." Included in the display was a photo of Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu representing Satan with red eyes and the teeth of a vampire dripping with blood over the body of a dead and bleeding Palestinian baby.
  • Miep Gies, Protector of Anne Frank, Dies at 100

    01/11/2015 12:07:41 PM PST · by iowamark · 23 replies
    NY Times ^ | January 11, 2010 | RICHARD GOLDSTEIN
    Miep Gies, the last survivor among Anne Frank’s protectors and the woman who preserved the diary that endures as a testament to the human spirit in the face of unfathomable evil, died Monday night, the Anne Frank Museum in Amsterdam said. She was 100. The BBC said Mrs. Gies suffered a fall late last month and died at a nursing home. “I am not a hero,” Mrs. Gies wrote in her memoir, “Anne Frank Remembered,” published in 1987. “I stand at the end of the long, long line of good Dutch people who did what I did and more —...
  • Dutch ban display of Isis flag in advance Amsterdam march

    08/02/2014 6:41:56 AM PDT · by tje · 13 replies
    The Irish Times ^ | August 2nd, 2014 | Peter Cluskey
    The black flag of the Islamic State, formerly known as Isis, which has declared a new Muslim caliphate across Iraq and Syria, has been banned from public demonstrations in the Netherlands – in advance of a large pro-Palestine march scheduled for central Amsterdam tomorrow. With more than 5,000 people expected to join the march in protest at Israeli shelling of Gaza, a police spokesman warned last night: “Nazi symbols, Hitler salutes and burning flags will not be tolerated. The same applies to the Isis flag. Demonstrators may not carry it.”
  • Solved! How Ancient Egyptians Moved Massive Pyramid Stones

    05/03/2014 6:46:48 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 124 replies
    LiveScience ^ | May 01, 2014 | Denise Chow
    The ancient Egyptians who built the pyramids may have been able to move massive stone blocks across the desert by wetting the sand in front of a contraption built to pull the heavy objects, according to a new study. Physicists at the University of Amsterdam investigated the forces needed to pull weighty objects on a giant sled over desert sand, and discovered that dampening the sand in front of the primitive device reduces friction on the sled, making it easier to operate. The findings help answer one of the most enduring historical mysteries: how the Egyptians were able to accomplish...
  • Amsterdam fined, taxed Holocaust survivors in hiding

    04/21/2014 8:51:19 PM PDT · by Leaning Right · 10 replies
    Times of Israel ^ | April 2, 2013 | author not given
    The City of Amsterdam fined hundreds of Jewish Holocaust survivors for failing to pay taxes while they were in hiding or in concentration camps. (snip) The city went after survivors as late as 1947, the report said. (snip) The documents about this taxation were discovered by Charlotte van den Berg, a 23-year-old university student.
  • Stolen European passports on missing plane

    03/08/2014 8:32:29 AM PST · by bryan999 · 47 replies
    <p>MILAN (AP) — Foreign ministry officials in Rome and Vienna confirm that names of two nationals listed on the manifest of the missing Malaysian airlines flight match passports reported stolen in Thailand.</p> <p>Italy's Foreign Ministry said Saturday that an Italian man whose name was listed as being aboard is traveling in Thailand and was not aboard the plane.</p>
  • Anne Frank's marbles to go on display in Rotterdam

    02/04/2014 12:47:08 PM PST · by onyx · 18 replies
    CNN ^ | 9:54 AM EST, Tue February 4, 2014 | Marie-Louise Gumuchian,
    <p>A portrait of Anne Frank at the memorial of Central Europe's first Holocaust museum in Budapest on January 27, 2014.</p> <p>Shortly before she and her family went into hiding, Anne Frank gave some of her toys to a friend for safekeeping -- a tin of marbles, a tea set and a book.</p>