Thursday, September 10, 2015
Dutch 'higher education' textbook: Britain endorsed Zionism to gain favor with Jewish bankers.
Dutch 'higher education' textbook: Britain endorsed Zionism to gain favor with Jewish bankers. (Jpost).
A Dutch publisher defended an assertion in a history textbook for high school students that said that cash-strapped Britain’s support for Zionism owed to its desire to woo rich Jewish bankers.
The book "Theme Workbook – The Middle East," published by ThiemeMeulenhoff and intended for students attending pre-university secondary education - the highest scholastic track in the Dutch education system for minors, is “anti-Semitic,” Likoed Nederland, a pro-Israel local association named after the Israeli ruling party, said in a statement Wednesday.
“The British government was in urgent need of money during World War I,” the book reads on page 23, which explores the reasons for the Balfour Declaration. Issued in 1917 by the British minister responsible for the colonies, it said Britain viewed favorably the establishment of a national home for Jews in what would later become the Mandate over Palestine.
"Jewish bankers were prepared to offer favorable loan terms if the government made a gesture toward the Jewish People," the passage reads. The book also states that "the Holocaust led to the establishment of Israel" - a fact Zionists dispute citing the Balfour declaration and League of Nations resolutions.Read the full story here.
Hmmm.....Another Unique thing about the Netherlands 'treatment' of Jews is the following below.
The Dutch government built the Westerbork refugee camp in 1939 in the north east of the Netherlands. The original location on the Veluwe in the eastern province of Gelderland was too close to the home of the Dutch royal family. Queen Wilhelmina refused to have a camp 15 kilometres from Palace ‘t Loo.
The government didn’t want to put any money towards the refugee camp. Therefore the Jewish community was asked to pay. “So we paid for our own prison,” sighs Schliesser.
After 70 years we’re back to where we started, according to Schliesser. He can get very angry about the current Dutch government deporting people who came here as a young child.
“I would like those politicians to experience being stateless and not having a passport for protection for a year. What would they feel like then?”