The Jewish News reports: Representatives of the Netherlands’ ruling party have asked the capital city’s government to explain why it allows antisemitic and anti-Israel incitement at a monument for victims of Nazism.
Amsterdam City Council lawmakers Marianne Poot and Diederik Boomsma of the People’s Party for Freedom and Democracy and the Christian Democratic Appeal, respectively, filed nine questions to the city government earlier this week in connection with Sunday’s edition of an action promoting a boycott of Israel that anti-Israel activists stage weekly at the Dam Square monument.
That day, the action, which is usually limited to a handful activists, saw new participants, mostly Arab men but also Europeans and several women. Organisers played from loudspeakers a song by the rapper Ismo, who has featured anti-Semitic and homophobic content in his songs. In a 2014 song, he said “I hate Jews more than the Nazis.” Titled “Free Palestine,” the lyrics celebrate the actions of a female suicide bomber who blows herself up in Tel Aviv.
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