The owner of an Amsterdam kosher restaurant said that he has “lost count” of the number of times his establishment has been vandalised following the latest incident, in which an antisemitic slogan was painted on his windows.
Daniel Bar-On, the owner of the HaCarmel restaurant in the Dutch capital, told local news outlets that he had “lost count” of the number of antisemitic attacks on his property.
“There are many restaurants owned by different nationalities along this street, but we are the only one subjected to these kinds of incidents,” explained Mr Bar-On.
His comments follow the recent desecration of a Jewish cemetery in Rotterdam, prompting the municipal authorities in the port city to provide more surveillance cameras and more police at Jewish institutions.
Rotterdam councillor Tanya Hoogwerf said in a media interview that “continuing hatred” towards the Jewish community in The Netherlands was “shocking”. Referring to a “series of incidents in our country”, Ms Hoogwerf added that, while politicians had been “falling over themselves to speak out” against antisemitism, “no effective measures have been taken.”