YIDDISH in The Nederlands
Dutch Jews want fast punishment
AMSTERDAM (AP) — Jewish groups in the Netherlands are calling for swifter punishment for Holocaust deniers as Parliament debates how to combat rising anti-Semitism.
The Centraal Joods Overleg, an umbrella organization for Jewish groups, says it wants Holocaust deniers punished under rules usually reserved for drunk drivers, shoplifters, or football hooligans — among other measures.
Under the “snelrecht,” or “fast justice” policy, prosecutors offer offenders a choice immediately after their arrest between a fine or a court appearance within two months.
Growing anti-semitism in Holland
Secret television recordings by the Jewish broadcasting company, Joodse Omroep, broadcast at this weekend, showing young men, often of immigrant origin, shouting and making Nazi salutes at a rabbi when he visited certain streets in Amsterdam. have shocked Holland, which prides itself on liberalism and which is the home ofthe Anne Frank museum.
Amsterdam police officers already disguise as אַרייַננאַרן כאָנטעת (decoy prostitutes),
אַרייַננאַרן פייגלאַך (decoy gays) and אַרייַננאַרן באָבעת (decoy grannies) in operations to deter
street muggings and attacks on homosexuals or the city’s red light district.
Riot police disguised as religious Jews.
Police in the Dutch city of Gouda have claimed the use of officers disguised as apparently frail old age pensioners has helped cut street crime. “If we receive several reports of street robbery in a certain location, we send out the granny. That soon quietens things down.”
Dutch police are now going to use “decoy Jews”, by dressing law policemen in Jewish religious dress such as wearing a yamulkeh, arbakanfes or tzefiln, in an effort to catch anti-Semitic attackers.
Lodewijk Asscher, Amsterdam’s mayor, has ordered the new decoy strategy to cut the number of verbal and physical attacks on Jews, amid fears that anti-Semitic “hate crime” is on the rise.
“Jews in at least six Amsterdam neighbourhoods often cannot cross the street wearing a skullcap without being insulted, spat at or even attacked,” according to local reports.
Amsterdam police disguise officers
as chontes, feygelach, bobbes and yeshive boches
(decoy prostitutes, decoy gays, decoy grannies and
decoy hareddim) in order to deter attacks.
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