Tagged Nieuw Israelietisch Weekblad

Jewish journalist’s Purim prank about fleeing anti-Semitism shocks Holland

Esther Voet is the editor in chief of the Nieuw Israëlietisch Weekblad. (Courtesy of NIW)

AMSTERDAM (JTA) — The Netherlands’ main Jewish weekly is the kingdom’s oldest commercial magazine and one of its most reputable publications. Which is why many Dutch were shocked to read a column Tuesday by its editor announcing that she is leaving for Israel because of rising anti-Semitism here. “I am… Read more »

In Turkey-Netherlands row, a foreboding sign for Jews

Protesters outside the Dutch consulate in Istanbul after the Turkish foreign minister was refused entry into the Netherlands, March 12, 2017. (Chris McGrath/Getty Images)

ROTTERDAM, Netherlands (JTA) — The thousands of people who gathered outside the Turkish consulate of this port city on Saturday patiently waited for hours, chatting with friends and relatives. Waving Turkish flags, they had gathered on a chilly evening to listen to a Cabinet minister from Turkey arguing in… Read more »