Anti-Israel bigotry and bias Anti-Semitism in the Netherlands Manfred Gerstenfeld



Refusal to act.

The Dutch government is stonewalling, just like they do in Finland over the Pertti Salolainen case, where an acting government official cannot be removed from his office in spite of making a highly antisemitic remark about ”Jews in the US controlling the money and the media to a large extent”. There’s just the lack of will to do the right thing.


dutch report no control over antisemitic report 2.11.2013


Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, who has published extensively on Dutch anti-Semitism and anti-Israelism, commented on Rutte’s response.

“This reply of Dutch Prime Minister Mark Rutte to Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean of the Simon Wiesenthal Center is like an earlier one polite and saying very little,” he told Arutz Sheva.

“It doesn’t address major issues raised by SWC concerning Dutch anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism. Rabbi Cooper had asked in his letter to the Prime Minister that the Dutch government disbands the AIV Advisory Council, a statutory body which is financed by the Dutch Government. Its scandalous report on the Palestinian-Israeli conflict, written at the demand of the Dutch Senate, has been taken apart in a detailed analysis by former Dutch parliamentarian Wim Kortenoeven. He has shown that the report has structurally falsified major facts and omitted essential data. These include the religious aspects many Muslims give to the conflict, the genocidal character of the Hamas charter and many others. The SWC was right in claiming that such a biased organization has no right of existence in a democracy such as the Netherlands. Mr. Rutte doesn’t refer to this at all.

“Rabbi Cooper also mentioned in his letter that 38% of Dutch adults believe the extremely evil lie that Israel is conducting a war of extermination against the Palestinians. He also mentioned that he had broached this issue already in an earlier face-to-face meeting with Deputy Prime Minister Lodewijk Asscher. Also on this issue Mr. Rutte remains silent. Avoiding these issues means that, most likely, additional incidents will occur soon which will justify further complaints against the Dutch Government.”

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