Sunday, December 10, 2017

D66 Politician links anti-semitic attack to Trump policy

Reinier van Dantzig is the faction leader in the Amsterdam municipal council of the left liberal D66 party – a member of the Dutch government coalition. After the anti-semitic attack by a Palestinian who smashed the door and windows of an Amsterdam Jewish restaurant, van Dantzig tweeted “how awful that this happened. It shows how thoughtless statements by the leader of the free world have direct consequences.  Let us show clearly that there is no room for intolerance in Amsterdam!”

Dutch Jewish lawyer, Herman Loonstein condemned van Dantzig’s statement as “cowardly and obscene” remarking that it was a form of “victim blaming.” 
In the meantime the lawyer of the perpetrator has said that the attack had nothing to do with Trump’s declaration of Jerusalem as capital of Israel.

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