The conflict in the Gaza strip dominates this week’s news in the Netherlands. Prime minister Mark Rutte repeated the Dutch government’s support for Israel and stressed it must stay within the boundaries of international laws and proportionality, but a similar statement by Frans Timmermans caused the first friction between the two party alliance he’s leading into the November general election.
We take a first look at the results of a survey in which DutchNews readers were asked who they would vote for and what their main concerns are – spoiler: Vincent van Gogh Pokémon cards is not one of them. Energy minister Rob Jetten is investing billions to improve the Dutch electricity grid, the Tweede Kamer wants to throw the surcharge on disposable plastics in the trash and Joran van der Sloot finally admitted he murdered American teenager Natalee Holloway on the island of Aruba in 2005.
The Dutch cricket team sensationally beat South Africa at the World Cup with the help of mysterious hats and oars, and Ajax is finally showing its appreciation of the women’s team – which has absolutely nothing to do with the dire performance of the men.
Van Gogh Museum stops Pikachu card promo because of chaos – DutchNews.nl
Rutte reaffirms support for Israel “within boundaries of law” – DutchNews.nl
GroenLinks MP Bouchallikht quits as candidate over Israel stance – DutchNews.nl
10,000 demonstrate in Amsterdam in support of Palestine – DutchNews.nl
United left party members vote to abolish the Dutch monarchy – DutchNews.nll
Industry, homes threatened by lack of grid capacity: minister – DutchNews.nl
Dutch unemployment rate creeps up again, youngsters hardest hit – DutchNews.nl
Not enough plastic bottles are being recycled, inspectors say – DutchNews.nl
MPs want an end to “symbolic” single use plastic surcharge – DutchNews.nl
Edwards-inspired Dutch script historic win over South Africa – DutchNews.nl
Greece 0-1 Netherlands: Van Dijk penalty salvages win for Oranje – DutchNews.nl
Ajax women make history by clinching spot in Champions League – DutchNews.nl
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