Growing Antisemitism And Anti-Jewish Hatred In The Netherlands

Author
Barry Rubin
Content Type
Journal Article
Journal
Middle East Review of International Affairs
Volume
17
Issue Number
3
Publication Date
Fall 2013
Institution
Global Research in International Affairs Center, Interdisciplinary Center
Abstract
This article discusses increasing anti-Jewish hatred in the Netherlands, in particular due to the growing Muslim immigrant population there. Though the Dutch government has been traditionally friendly to Israel and there has been proportionately less antisemitism there compared to in other European countries, shocking slanders appear about Israel in the mainstream Dutch media and there has also been an academic boycott of Israel. In addition, Dutch politicians have been afraid to address this rising antisemitism and anti-Jewish hatred for fear of losing the Muslim vote. As a result, it is becoming increasingly difficult for Jews to remain in the country, making the future of the Dutch Jewish community uncertain.
Topic
International Affairs
Political Geography
Europe, Israel, Netherlands