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September 7, 2016 1:09 pm

Dutch MP Refuses to Shake Hands With Netanyahu

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Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu. Photo: Wikipedia.

Dutch MP Tunahan Kuzu. Photo: Wikipedia.

JNS.org – A Dutch parliament member refused to shake hands with Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu on Wednesday, Israeli news site Arutz Sheva reported.

MP Tunahan Kuzu, of Turkish origin, was wearing a pro-Palestinian button as he stood in the receiving line of House of Representatives members waiting to be introduced to the Israeli leader.

When Netanyahu reached Kuzu and extended his hand, the MP smiled and did not return the gesture.

Kuzu wrote on his Facebook page about the incident, “While the streets of Gaza were reddened by blood that splashed out of the veins of children in the summer of 2014, the red carpet is rolled out here. That deserves no handshake, but a reference to #FreePalestine.”

Netanyahu is on the second day of a two-day diplomatic visit to the Netherlands.

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  • twicemodern

    The token Dutch(born Istanbul in the 80’s) Turk would have been better off criticizing his puppet master Erdogan for making war on the Kurds as opposed to busybody himself with Palestinians.
    His party will lose their seats in Parliament next year anyway.

  • SteveHC

    Kuzu engaged in this childish behavior in a deliberate but vain attempt to embarrass Netanyahu; he succeeded only in making himself look like a two-year-old fool.

    If he’d had any brains and truly wanted to “protest” Israeli polices etc. he should have simply not attended the event, or at least made himself absent from the receiving line. Instead he proved himself to be the immature fool that he is.

  • Aisha

    The Euroworld has really taken a bad path. While the people who have disobeyed Islam’s blasphemy laws are in hiding. While those critical of Islam are called extremist.

    I only wish a leader on earth would be willing to do that to the 56 Islamic, Sharia countries.

    BTW Islamic education, everywhere on earth teaches them from birth to hate Jews. From ‘documentaries’ on Khazar ‘theories’ to greedy Jews.

  • A Sanders

    Your either a fool Mr Dutch MP or an ant-Semite or both. The rivers of blood you refer to was caused by the incessant attacks against Israel by the terrorist organisation Hamas which also uses civilians including children as human shields. Israel is entitled, as a sovereign state, to defend itself if threatened.There are plenty of reports stating that Israel in any conflict tries to act humanely and avid lamentable collateral damage. By saying what you have said your are fuelling and endorsing an organisation that values death more than life and hates Israel more than it loves its own. This reports states that you are of Turkish origin and are an MP shame on you for disrespecting the proud country of Holland and its government. You should have shaken hands with Netanyahu and try and broke peace between Israel and the people who live in the West Bank of Jordan or are you one of those who is not only anti Israel but also a Jew hater. Follow the example of both Ayaan Hirsi Ali’s the ex Dutch MP and Malala and broke and talk peace. No wonder Ayaab is now an atheist and has turned her back on Islam