Det er registrert 98 tilfeller av jødehat i Nederland hittil i år, like mange som for hele fjoråret. Marokkanere står for en stor del. En marokkansk-født parlamentariker foreslår at politiet skal gå undercover: kle seg ut som jøder for å få tatt hetserne.
The initiative was first proposed by a Dutch Muslim legislator in response to reports of frequent attacks against Jews by Moroccan immigrants. Prominent figures from the country’s Jewish community said they supported the plan.
Over the past few years, Dutch politicians have been debating the use of undercover police officers posing as gay couples as a means to draw out serial perpetrators of attacks against gays, from the Muslim community and from the general population.
In a radio interview on Wednesday for Radio BNR, Ahmed Marcouch – a Moroccan-born member of Labor who immigrated to Holland when he was 10 – said: «I say send fake Jews to arrest the attackers. Everything must be done to keep this phenomenon from growing. It seems like small incidents, but this is serious.»
The Center for Information and Documentation Israel, an influential nongovernmental watchdog on anti-Semitism, announced on Thursday that it supported the initiative. «It has become common for Jews to hide their skull-caps on the street,» said Ronny Naftaniel, who heads the center, known in Holland by its initials, CIDI. He added that Marchouch’s «liberal views have cost him in the past the support of voters from the Moroccan community.»
During the first month of 2009, the center documented 98 anti-Semitic incidents, which almost equaled the total of such attacks in 2008. Holland’s chief rabbi, Binyamin Jacobs, told Haaretz he recently witnessed unidentified persons who tried to disrupt a memorial service for Jews murdered in the Holocaust by shouting Nazi slogans.
«The new initiative is the expression of desperation about the failure of Dutch police to make progress with regard to the widespread and aggressive anti-Semitism among Muslims in Amsterdam – a heritage left behind by Amsterdam’s former mayor, Job Cohen,» said Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, a Dutch-Israeli researcher of anti-Semitism and
chairman of the Board of Fellows of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs.
The Centre presented an abbreviated list of recent incidents, including:
– A commemoration ceremony in memory of the transports of children from Camp Vught to Sobibor extermination camp in 1943, was disrupted by passing motorcyclists calling Heil Hitler, during the Kaddish prayer of the mourners;
– Children of the Jewish primary school, Rosh Pina, were constantly
attacked during a tour organized by Amsterdam-South;
– The Center for Information and Documentation Israel (CIDI) in The Hague, said that they get phone calls calling for the construction of a large number of gas chambers;
– The largest Dutch social networking site, MySpace, and Facebook, with over nine million members, is full of calls to murder Jews and all calls to Adolf Hitler «to finish the job»
Are Dutch police going undercover as Haredi Jews?
Initiative for undercover cops to dress as ultra-Orthodox comes in wake of frequent attacks against Jews by Moroccan immigrants.