The Escape from Holland...
Amsterdam is not safe for Jews...
Benzion Evers believes Amsterdam is not a safe place for Jews. The son of the Dutch capital's chief rabbi says he is planning on leaving the country next year together with his wife and infant son.
In spite of being a popular vacation destination for Israeli travelers, and even though the city boasts a warm Jewish community of thousands, 22 year old Evers, son of Raphael, Amsterdam's chief rabbi has announced that the country is becoming less safe for Jews.
"It's not that you can't leave the house" he explains in an interview to the Het Parool newspaper, "but you constantly need to hide, to be careful and to carefully examine which neighborhoods to go into and which not to go into."
He also told of how recently, he is careful never to leave the house wearing his fur hat and hides his skullcap under a baseball cap when going through neighborhoods with high concentrations of Moroccan and Turkish immigrants.
The interview he gave to the newspaper was mentioned in many Dutch publications and one newspaper even declared that "history was repeating itself".