Our Flemish correspondent VH reported last week on Harry van Bommel, the Dutch member of parliament (Socialist, of course) who called for a new intifada to free “Palestine”.
His — ahem — indiscretion has caused him to be disinvited from the Auschwitz commemoration later this month. VH has translated a brief follow-up for us from De Telegraaf:
Van Bommel will not go the Auschwitz commemoration
SP-Parliamentarian Harry van Bommel [who chanted “Intifada, Intifada, Palestine Free”] will not go to the Auschwitz commemoration in Amsterdam on January 25. The Auschwitz Committee reported today that it managed to convince Van Bommel not to show up at the commemoration [in Amsterdam’s Wertheim Park].
Van Bommel reports that he feels hampered by opinions that connect the present conflict in the Middle East to the commemoration of the persecution of Jewish people during the Second World War.
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