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Israel, Netherlands negotiate over Holocaust payments

 


(JNS.org)—Israel is expected to negotiate with the Netherlands over the alleged Dutch decision to cut monthly payments to Holocaust survivors from the European nation who immigrated to Israel, the Israeli Knesset Finance Committee announced Wednesday.

Reports surfaced earlier this month claiming that the Netherlands decided to stop paying benefits to Dutch Holocaust survivors living in Israel because they were already receiving payments from the Israeli government. The Dutch Foreign Ministry denied the allegations, saying that “it is in no way the intention of the Dutch government to stop these payments.”

Yet the Dutch embassy in Israel said there is a discussion about scaling back on the payments for Holocaust survivors, called “WUV,” because survivors were already receiving Israeli benefits since June 2014.

 

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