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December 16, 2014 2:54 pm

Israeli Tourist Stunned by Anti-Semitic Street Display in Heart of Amsterdam (VIDEO)

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ISIS demo in The Hague, Holland. Photo: Wiesenthal Center

Pro-ISIS demo in The Hague, Holland. Photo: Wiesenthal Center

An Israeli tourist in Holland expressed shock and dismay on Tuesday after he came across a large street display in the center of Amsterdam presenting Jews and Israelis as killers, the 0404 News site said.

“Amazing! In the center of Amsterdam you see such wild incitement,” the Israeli noted in the video clip.

“It’s strange that the local police do not do anything – this is clear incitement to harm Jews,” he said.

The dozens of photographs of Israeli leaders, military personnel and others, most illustrated with an “X” across their faces left little room for doubt.

Open hostility to Jews and Israel is rampant in many locations in Holland, particularly among the country’s Muslim population, a phenomena readily seen in many other European countries.

In August, during Operation Protective Edge in Gaza, one Jewish activist told The Algemeiner that “Anti-Zionism and anti-Semitism [are] one for a lot of people – and they are expressing that in many ways right now. There is particularly a lot going on on social media; some people in the Jewish community are receiving threats, including me, on social media.”

On Nov. 21, a Dutch journal noted that a local court threw out a case against the “Totalitarian Art Gallery” for selling several antique copies of Adolf Hitler’s Mein Kampf.

“The public prosecution department said Michiel van Eyck should be fined €1,000 for selling the book. Although owning the book is legal in the Netherlands, it is not legal to sell it,” the paper reported.

The court, in its decision, asserted that “a conviction would be going too far and is not necessary in order to protect Jews against discrimination and hatred.”

Dutch News noted that the shop also sells other Nazi-era memorabilia, alongside “relics of Stalin’s rule in Russia and China under Mao.”

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  • A. Sanders

    When is every one going to stop pussy footing around with political correctness. Free speech is one thing but incitement to terror, racism and anti Semitism is another. The world has to draw a line. All these and supporters of Nazism & Islamic terrorism should not be allowed an open forum or a platform in any form including social networks. If this was clamped down upon these disgusting groups and individuals would not get the publicity they ill deserve,

  • “in the center of Amsterdam” -it means that not only in Muslim districts such hatred occurs. It is pretty curious that when the Russians shot down Malaysian liner, flight MH17, no demonstration and no such banners “Russians are the killers” had never been. But almost 200 Dutch people died in that horrific terrorist act.

  • Steve Loeb

    The organization that presented this and the jurisdiction that is holding it need to be sued for hate speech violation or defamation. Where are the Jewish lawyers and activists? What we need now more then ever is Stand With US, Zionist Organizations and Jewish Councils to organize LEGAL ACTION COMMITTEES to examine whether any incident in this tidal wave of hate against ALL of us warrants legal action

  • The group ‘Time to stand up for Israel’ has 1600 members, with the majority in The Netherlands and Belgium. This group is not affiliated to any political party or any religion. It was created out of deep sympathy for Israel and the Jewish people. We campaign for honest news coverage and honest reporting on Israel. To this end, we have organized a solidarity rally in cooperation with the group ‘Holland4Israel’ at The Dam in Amsterdam on January 11th from 14.00 until 16.00
    The objectives of the group ‘Time to stand up for Israel’ are:
    1.Solidarity with Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, and solidarity with the Jewish people in The Netherlands and Belgium.
    We want recognition of the State of Israel and we acknowledge Israel’s right to self-defense.
    We want to show support for the victims of Palestinian terror attacks.
    2.Stand up against anti-Semitism in The Netherlands and Belgium.
    We want to see action taken against anti-Semitism. We encourage awareness about the increasing level of anti-Semitism in society.
    3.Lift the boycott against Israeli companies and products.
    We want the boycott against Israel and Israeli products to be totally abolished and condemned.
    4.Stop the Media terror against Israel.
    We want to take action against the one-sided and biased reporting in social media, online and in the press.

    We want to stand up for Israel NOW

    Join the solidarity rally in Amsterdam!!!

  • Emanuel

    Right about the book and dead wrong on the public antisemitism of Islamist militants in their capital, just sad. The decision on the book though points out that they are aware of a duty to protect Jews from discrimination and hatred, I’m not sure if that duty extends to the real world or only affects intellectual property law there.