Israel and Netherlands to negotiate over Holocaust survivor payments

The coat of arms of the Netherlands. Credit: Wikimedia Commons.

( 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 published a statement citing a decision-making in the Netherlands on whether or not the payments for Holocaust survivors, called “WUV,” would be scaled back because survivors were already receiving Israeli benefits since June 2014.

Posted on February 11, 2016 .