The Jewish people put up "very little resistance" in World War Two, exacerbating the Holocaust, said Toine Beukering in an interview with the Telegraaf. The 60-year-old former brigadier general has never served in politics, but has been put forward by far right wing nationalist party Forum voor Democratie as a candidate to lead the Dutch senate.
The Orthodox Jewish school Cheider in Amsterdam will reopen today. The chairman of the school board, Herman Loonstein, made this announcement on Sunday.
The Jewish community wants the government to help pay the extra costs needed for securing buildings and persons due to the threat of anti-Semitic attacks, the Telegraaf reports.
The Jewish community's lobbying group, CIDI, is critical of PVV-leader Geert Wilders, saying that he is doing what he insisted he never would, to be in the same boat as right wing extremist groups in the run-up to the European Parliamentary elections later this month.
Jewish organizations The Council of Churches and the Contact Body Muslims and Society have said in Nieuwsuur that the upcoming Remembrance of the Dead on the 4th of May should concentrate only on the casualties of the Second World War.