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TV news in the Netherlands is consistently lying about and hostile to Israel

Deze Engelse blogpost wordt gevolgd door een letterlijke Nederlandse vertaling.

This blog post in English is followed by a literal translation in Dutch.

Since the beginning of this civil year, at every time Israel is portrayed unfairly or untruthfully, I complain in detail to the ombudsman of the NOS, the Dutch public service broadcaster, that has the monopoly over all of the Netherlands’ public news. The ombudsman first gives the editorial staff of the news bulletins a chance to react and when they don’t (they never react), the ombudsman is silent too.

Month after month, constantly and consistently, the Dutch public, on tax payers’ money, is incited against Israel.

Now, you should know that first, second and third generation immigrants from Turkey and Morocco are blamed for watching the news in their native news broadcasts, where they would learn to hate Israel. However, they don’t need to. The NOS provides for all Nederlanders who identify with the Palestinians and/or hate Israel all the sentiments and propaganda needed to be further indoctrinated in that direction.

Some 75 years ago, “Radio Oranje,” the mouthpiece of the Dutch government in exile in London, refused to protest the Nazi deportations of a whopping 80% of the Dutch Jews. With the same coldness of heart (really: hatred), the present official Dutch news broadcaster fosters hatred for Israel (and by extension of Jews). Ecclesiastes, millennia ago, already sighed that there is nothing new under the sun.

The only difference is that then, it was state policy to betray the Jews – now it’s the “freedom of the press” that serves this canard.

What is similar is that it’s the same widespread (the good ones excepted) under-the-skin dislike of or disinterest in Jews that let such a thing continue. The Dutch have a centuries-old dislike of Jews, unlike Germany never repented for collaborating with the Nazis, and it shows. Sadly.

However, I will change this, no matter how high the horse I need to get on.

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Here follows the Dutch translation. Nu volgt de Nederlandse vertaling.

Elke keer als Israel onredelijk of oneerlijk wordt afgeschilderd, dien ik, sinds begin dit jaar, een gedetailleerde klacht in bij de ombudsman van de NOS, welke het monopoly heeft over de hele Netherlandse publieke nieuwsvoorziening. De ombudsman geeft eerst de redactie een kans om te reageren en als ze dat niet doet (en ze reageert nooit) zegt ook de ombudsman niks meer.

Maand na maand, voortdurend en consequent, wordt het Nederlandse publiek, op kosten van de belastingbetalers, opgeruid tegen Israel.

Nu moet u weten dat eerste-, tweede- en derde-generatie immigranten van Turkije en Marokko verweten wordt dat ze het nieuws volgen van hun oorspronkelijke landen waar ze haat voor Israel zouden opdoen. Dat is helemaal niet nodig. De NOS verzorgt voor alle Nederlanders die zich identificeren met de Palestijnen en/of Israel haten, alle sentimenten en propaganda die nodig zijn, om verder geindoctrineerd to worden in die richting.

Zo’n 75 jaar geleden weigerde “Radio Oranje,” de spreekbuis van de Nederlandse regering in ballingschap in London, om te protesteren tegen de Nazi deportaties van niet minder dan 80% van de Nederlandse Joden. Met dezelfde kilheid (eigenlijk: haat), kweekt de huidige officiele nieuwsvoorziening in Nederland haat voor Israel (en in het verlengde daarvan voor Joden). Prediker verzuchtte millennia geleden al dat er niets nieuws onder de zon is.

Het enige verschil is dat het toen het regeringsbeleid was om de Joden te verraden maar nu is het de persvrijheid die dit bedrog voorschotelt.

Wat identiek is is dat het dezelfde wijdverbreide (de goeden niet te na gesproken), onderhuidse afkeer voor of desintresse in Joden is die er voor zorgt dat zoiets gewoon maar kan voortbestaan. Nederlanders hebben een eeuwenlange geschiedenis van weerzin tegen Jews, in tegenstelling tot het Duitse volk, hebben ze zich nooit bezonnen op de collaboratie met de Nazis, en dat blijkt uit alles. Droef.

Echter, ik zal dit veranderen, hoe hoog ik ook in de boom zal moeten klimmen.

About the Author
The author is a fetal survivor of the pharmaceutical industry (DES - Diethylstilbestrol), born in 1953 to two Dutch Holocaust survivors in The Netherlands (Westerbork), and holds a BA in medicine (University of Amsterdam). He taught Re-evaluation Co-counseling, became a social activist, became religious, made Aliyah, and raised three wonderful kids. He wrote an unpublished tome about Jewish Free Will. He's a vegan for 8 years now. * His most influential teachers (chronologically) are: his parents, Nico (natan) van Zuiden and Betty (beisye) Nieweg, Wim Kan, Mozart, Harvey Jackins, Marshal Rosenberg, Reb Shlomo Carlebach and lehavdiel bein chayim lechayim: Rabbi Dr. Natan Lopes Cardozo and Rav Zev Leff. * Previously, for decades, he was known to the Jerusalem Post readers as a frequent letter writer. For a couple of years he wrote hasbara for the Dutch public. His fields of attention now are varied: Psychology (including Sexuality and Abuse), Medicine (including physical immortality), Science, Politics (Israel, the US and the Netherlands, Activism), Oppression and Liberation (of young people, the elderly, non-Whites, women, workers, Jews, GLBTQAI, foreigners, and anyone else who's dehumanized or exploited), Integrity, Philosophy, Jews (Judaism, Zionism, Holocaust and Jewish Liberation), Ecology and Veganism. Many of his posts relate to affairs from the news or the Torah Portion of the Week or are new insights that suddenly befell him. * He hopes that his words will inspire and inform, reassure the doubters but make the self-assured doubt more. He strives to bring a fresh perspective rather than bore you with the obvious. He doesn't expect his readers to agree. Rather, original minds must be disputed. In short, his main political positions are: anti-Trumpism, for Zionism, Intersectionality, non-violence, democracy, anti the fake peace process, for original-Orthodoxy, Science, Free Will, anti blaming-the-victim and for down-to-earth optimism. Read his blog how he attempts to bridge any discrepancies. He admits sometimes exaggerating to make a point, which could have him come across as nasty, while in actuality, he's quit a lovely person to interact with. He holds - how Dutch - that a strong opinion doesn't imply intolerance of other views. * His writing has been made possible by an allowance for second generation Holocaust survivors from the Netherlands. It has been his dream since he was 38 to try to make a difference by teaching through writing. He had three times 9-out-of-10 for Dutch at his high school finals but is spending his days communicating in English and Hebrew - how ironic. G-d must have a fine sense of humor. In case you wonder - yes, he is a bit dyslectic. November 13, 2018, he published his 500st blog post with the ToI. * He likes doing age-appropriate and age-inappropriate things and looks forward to getting to know his timeless mature out-of-the-box soul mate. * To send any personal reaction to him, scroll to the top of the blog post and click Contact Me.
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