Dutch Plan to Force Universities to Reveal Ties to Israel Blasted as Antisemitic
The chief rabbi of the Netherlands has slammed an order that forces Dutch universities to reveal ties to Israel and Jewish institutions, saying it “reeks of antisemitism,” the Jewish Chronicle reported.
The move came about after a pro-Palestinian advocacy group, The Rights Forum, placed a freedom of information request to compel universities to disclose “institutional ties with Israel universities, institutions, and businesses and with organizations that propagate support for the State of Israel.”
Reportedly the list of institutions includes national and international Jewish community organizations such as the Central Jewish Board of the Netherlands, the Anti-Defamation League, and the International Holocaust Remembrance Alliance.
The Rights Forum also put in freedom of information requests to force universities to reveal ties to Israeli international defense and electronics company Elbit, B’nai Brith, and Christians for Israel.
“The clear inference is that some shadowy Zionist/Jewish cabal is operating in the Dutch university system. This reeks of antisemitism, but it comes as no surprise to me given this group’s reputation,” Chief Rabbi of the Netherlands Binyomim Jacobs told the Chronicle.
Rabbi Jacobs said the most concerning aspect was the “number of universities that were so compliant with such a transparently antisemitic request.”
“It reminds us that most mayors cooperated during the occupation to pass on the names of their Jewish citizens to the Germans,” he said. (INN / VFI News)
You shall not take vengeance or bear a grudge against the sons of your own people, but you shall love your neighbor as yourself: I am the Lord. - Leviticus 19:18