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The political event will feature a line-up of contemporary artists and talks

A regular dance night at Amsterdam’s Paradiso Noord, Tolhuistuin, Progress Bar is a political party that brings together a roster of diverse artists along with a program of interviews and lectures.

On 1 April, the party will be playing host to the New Jersey rapper Cakes Da Killa, the self-described ‘genre-fluid’ DJ An Ni, DJ Firmeza from the batida scene, founder of Progress Bar Juha and the Berlin-based producer Kablam.

The writer and activist Wail Qasim will also be giving a talk on the night. Having worked as a freelance writer for publications such as The Guardian and Vice, Qasim often explores issues dealing with racism, gender identity and black social movements.

You can buy tickets here and read Crack’s conversation with Cakes Da Killa here.

 

 

Article source: http://crackmagazine.net/events/events/cakes-da-killa-will-taking-progress-bar-april/


When I visited Holland to speak to Jewish and Christian audiences and to have private meetings with pro-Israel leaders I was told how Dutch Jews were increasingly fearful about speaking out or showing their support for Israel. Their main fears derived from the threatening atmosphere being stoked up by anti-Israel protesters and BDS activists.

I was introduced to Rabbi Benjamin Jacobs, the head of the Dutch Jewish community, who has been the victim of five attacks as Jews have been targeted in proportion to the rise of BDS and other anti-Israel activism in Holland.

So it was surprising to find my talk to the Jewish audience in the Liberal Jewish Center in Amsterdam attended by what I was told were three of the leading members of the Dutch BDS. Here they were sitting in the Anne Frank Hall in the presence of the people who told me they are fearful of them.

I purposefully engaged one of them in a public dialogue. One openly admitted that the BDS cause was to achieve a One-State solution and not the achievement of a two-state peace deal. In other words, he was loyal to Omar Barghouti, the BDS founder, who has always advocated the end of the Jewish state of Israel. This character wearing his brown shirt emblazoned with ‘BOYCOTT ISRAEL’ stickers on a background of a Palestinian flag certainly subscribes to a Palestinian state “from the river to the sea.”

In the end I wiped the floor with him in an exchange in which I deconstructed all the emotional tropes he could hurl at Israel. I showed him, but more importantly the audience, how the insults he threw at Israel applies in spades to the Arab regimes that surround Israel and to the Palestinian themselves .

Apartheid state? Look at Jordan that has kept tens of thousands of fellow Arabs and Muslims in refugee camps, stateless, for seventy years.

Ethnic cleansing? Look at the Syrian slaughter of Palestinians and the mass deportation of Palestinians from Kuwait.

Gaza blockade? How about Egypt’s total blockade of Gaza compared to the thousand truck that flow into the Gaza Strip from Israel daily.

Human rights? This ‘pro-Palestinian’ BDS advocate never protests the horrendous human rights abuses perpetrated against their own people by both Fatah and Hamas.

BDS hypocrisy is staggering. Their arguments may be emotionally eloquent to the uninformed but they are intellectually dumb to those who know the facts. Why then are Jews in Holland afraid to challenge these idiots?

BDS activists show their stupidity regularly. Take, for example, the case of the BDS idiot who, after a morning spent in Dam Square trying to persuade people to boycott Israel, walked into a falafel café to satisfy his hunger. This fool wasn’t aware that he was giving his money to an Israeli-owned fast food chain! Talk about dumb and dumber.

What is disturbing in Holland, and in Amsterdam is particular, is that the BDS are allowed to pitch their lies every week in Dam Square but pro-Israel activists find difficulty being allowed to hold counter-events in the same square.

However, two brave and insistent girls, Brenda Aartsen and Sabine Sterk, decided to present Israel by going to the square draped in Israeli flags every Sunday when the BDS people set up their anti-Israel displays. They have been joined by others, have pleasant conversations with tourists and visitors and now display a large floor poster with the name of their group ‘Time to Stand Up for Israel’.

This has driven the BDS mob to frenzy and violence.

On Sunday March 12, 2016, one hot head showed the true face of BDS. He told a girl wrapped in an Israeli flag; “You f***ing Jew Zionist! Go to your own country and demonstrate there.” The abused girl was neither Israeli nor Jewish. When the abuser saw a man taking pictures he attacked him. Others came to the cameraman’s assistance and the BDS hooligan attacked another man so severely he caused him head wounds. The police were not present in the square at the time of the incident. Sabine tracked the assailant as she called the police emergency number. When he saw her following him he turned on her and was about to attack her but two men protected her. He managed to spit in her face before the police arrived and arrested him.

In an earlier incident the girls received death threats from Haya el-Fatahi, a radicalized Muslim woman. A week later this woman returned to Dam Square and smashed the camera from Sabine’s hand but Sabine managed to film her violence. El-Fatahi’s trial will take place on May 10th.

Jewish and pro-Israel communities in Holland do have genuine cause for concern. The complaints that I hear is that they feel unprotected by the police and the authorities are surprisingly absent in Dam Square on Sundays.

When the happy presence of Israeli flag draped women take to this central location in Amsterdam the annoyance of the ‘Hate Israel’ brigade breaks out into violence. However, the stubborn resistance of two Christian girls and other individuals that have joined them must be applauded. They are prepared to go into the square to offer an Israeli perspective in the face of lies and threats.

These two girls show the rest of us that it really is time to stand up for Israel.

Barry Shaw is the Senior Associate for Public Diplomacy at the Israel Institute for Strategic Studies. He is the author of the best-selling book “BDS for IDIOTS.” https://www.amazon.com/BDS-IDIOTS-BOYCOTT-ISRAEL-honestly/dp/152372157X/ref=sr_1_1?s=booksie=UTF8qid=1489570461sr=1-1keywords=BDS+for+IDIOTS

Article source: http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/226961


The EBU’s Head of Radio has welcomed delegates at the annual Radiodays Europe event in Amsterdam with a speech addressing what radio means in 2017.

“In the past, there was a simple answer, a box with a receiver and speaker – not now,” he told 1500 partipants from 62 countries. ”With so many sources of audio, what is radio? We need a new definition.”

Dixon went on to discuss the how new technology, such as the smart home devices from Amazon and Google, is providing new channels.

“Any new definition cannot comment about how people listen, but rather it should focus on what radio does. Traditionally, radio provides us with education, information and entertainment. The traditional definition is still true; in this post-truth world, access to a range of opinions and views is more important than ever. However, this definition is incomplete. It fails to mention that radio also provides them with company, with identity and gives them a voice. Whether it occupies the public or the commercial space, radio creates a community, and creates that community by providing contact with events around them and in the wider world. More than this, radio can itself create the event, connecting people with each other and with music and ideas.”

The speech continued to examine the role of conventional broadcasting in a digital age. 

“We need conventional broadcasting for three reasons,” Dixon argued. “Security – in an uncertain world, we cannot risk hacking or shut-down precisely at the moments when we most need information. Social exclusion – the one-off payment for a radio receiver overrides the digital divide. Gatekeepers – companies controlling the platforms and choosing which content and stations should be available or prioritized for commercial reasons, or following an invisible algorithm.”

“What is radio?,” he concluded. ”It’s the audio-based delivery of content in response to human curiosity and the need for connection. We need to connect with others, hear their views, and express our own; and as humans, we have exceptional curiosity. Our curiosity and need for connective have brought us to Amsterdam. Connection and curiosity are precisely the reasons our medium exists and remains in good health.”

During Radioday, the EBU is also organising a meeting of the European Digital Radio Alliance, broadcasters both public and commercial committed to the promotion of digital radio across Europe. Additionally, new leaders from Belgian French Member RTBF and RTV Slovenia have been enabled to attend the event as a learning experience, developing their understanding of the medium.  

The new dotRADIO top level domain name will also be  promoted to the Radiodays audience, as a way of joining a community of internet domains, expressly dedicated to the radio sector across the globe.

 

Article source: https://www.ebu.ch/contents/news/2017/03/graham-dixon-examines-what-is-radio-at-radiodays-europe.html


The EBU’s Head of Radio has welcomed delegates at the annual Radiodays Europe event in Amsterdam with a speech addressing what radio means in 2017.

“In the past, there was a simple answer, a box with a receiver and speaker – not now,” he told 1500 partipants from 62 countries. ”With so many sources of audio, what is radio? We need a new definition.”

Dixon went on to discuss the how new technology, such as the smart home devices from Amazon and Google, is providing new channels.

“Any new definition cannot comment about how people listen, but rather it should focus on what radio does. Traditionally, radio provides us with education, information and entertainment. The traditional definition is still true; in this post-truth world, access to a range of opinions and views is more important than ever. However, this definition is incomplete. It fails to mention that radio also provides them with company, with identity and gives them a voice. Whether it occupies the public or the commercial space, radio creates a community, and creates that community by providing contact with events around them and in the wider world. More than this, radio can itself create the event, connecting people with each other and with music and ideas.”

The speech continued to examine the role of conventional broadcasting in a digital age. 

“We need conventional broadcasting for three reasons,” Dixon argued. “Security – in an uncertain world, we cannot risk hacking or shut-down precisely at the moments when we most need information. Social exclusion – the one-off payment for a radio receiver overrides the digital divide. Gatekeepers – companies controlling the platforms and choosing which content and stations should be available or prioritized for commercial reasons, or following an invisible algorithm.”

“What is radio?,” he concluded. ”It’s the audio-based delivery of content in response to human curiosity and the need for connection. We need to connect with others, hear their views, and express our own; and as humans, we have exceptional curiosity. Our curiosity and need for connective have brought us to Amsterdam. Connection and curiosity are precisely the reasons our medium exists and remains in good health.”

During Radioday, the EBU is also organising a meeting of the European Digital Radio Alliance, broadcasters both public and commercial committed to the promotion of digital radio across Europe. Additionally, new leaders from Belgian French Member RTBF and RTV Slovenia have been enabled to attend the event as a learning experience, developing their understanding of the medium.  

The new dotRADIO top level domain name will also be  promoted to the Radiodays audience, as a way of joining a community of internet domains, expressly dedicated to the radio sector across the globe.

 

Article source: https://www.ebu.ch/contents/news/2017/03/graham-dixon-examines-what-is-radio-at-radiodays-europe.html


The Jewish passengers had left London’s Stansted Airport for Rzeszow, but their Titan Airways plane lost cabin pressure, forcing them to land in Amsterdam.

Article source: https://www.tvnz.co.nz/one-news/world/video-jewish-passengers-wearing-oxygen-masks-uk-charter-flight-pray-and-sing-before-emergency-landing


Dinsdagochtend rond 04.30 uur meldde een 49-jarige man zich op het politiebureau in de buurt van de Stadhuispromenade. Hij vertelde dat een agressieve man hem achterna zat en zocht een veilig heenkomen op het bureau.

Article source: http://almere.nieuws.nl/category/politie/


  • The Titan Airways flight to Poland made an emergency landing in Amsterdam 
  • A mayday call was made at 9.43 UTC and the plane landed at around 10 
  • The passengers were seen reading Ani Ma’amin from their prayer books 
  • It is believed they were on a pilgrimage to the grave of Elimelech of Lizhensk 

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A group of passengers prayed together when their flight from London Stansted had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam.

The Boeing 767 lost pressure in the cabin and passengers had to wear oxygen masks as the plane touched down at Schipol Airport.

It was meant to be flying to Rzeszow, in Poland, where the Jewish passengers are believed to have planned a pilgrimage.

A group of Jewish passengers prayed together when their flight from London Stansted had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam

They had to wear oxygen masks when the air pressure in the cabin dropped

A group of Jewish passengers prayed together when their flight from London Stansted had to make an emergency landing in Amsterdam. They had to wear oxygen masks when the air pressure in the cabin dropped

Panning around the cabin, the video captures the men reading from their prayer books and singing Ani Ma’amin, which translates as ‘I believe’. 

In the prayer, the thirteen Jewish principles of faith are read out and can be sung along with music. 

Most sat looking forward, breathing into their oxygen masks while others sat round and talked to each other. 

Others took pictures and videos on their phones, documenting the incident.  

The Titan Airways flight made a mayday call at 9.43 UTC and landed in Amsterdam at 10. 

No one was hurt in the incident.  

A spokesman said: ‘There were no injuries amongst the passengers and crew but on arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers.

‘Whilst such events are rare, all Titan Airways crew undergo regular rigorous training in accordance with EU EASA regulations to ensure they manage such situations successfully.’ 

A spokesman said: 'On arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers'

Pictured, the passengers sit and pray as they breathe through their oxygen masks

A spokesman said: ‘On arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers.’ Pictured, the passengers sit and pray as they breathe through their oxygen masks

The Boeing 767 flight from London Stansted to Rzeszow, Poland had to make an emergency landing. As the plane touched down in Amsterdam, passengers read from prayer books and sung

The Boeing 767 flight from London Stansted to Rzeszow, Poland had to make an emergency landing. As the plane touched down in Amsterdam, passengers read from prayer books and sung

Panning around the cabin, the video captures the men reading from their prayer books and singing Ani Ma’amin, which translates as ‘I believe’

No one was hurt in the incident

Panning around the cabin, the video captures the men reading from their prayer books and singing Ani Ma’amin, which translates as ‘I believe’. No one was hurt in the incident

It is thought that a group of Jewish people chartered the flight to make a pilgrimage to Poland. 

Every year, thousands flock to Le?ajsk to go to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who is one of the founders of the Hasidic movement. 

He died in 1787, after which his grave became a hotspot for his followers.  

The pilgrimage site is just 30 miles from Rzeszow, where the plane was supposed to be landing.  

Around 6,000 people visited the Rabbi’s grave in 2012 and it is thought that Londoners make this trip annually. 

It is thought that a group of Jewish people chartered the flight to make a pilgrimage to Poland

Pictured, the passengers putting on their masks

It is thought that a group of Jewish people chartered the flight to make a pilgrimage to Poland. Pictured, the passengers putting on their masks 

It is believed that the plane was chartered by a group of Jews who were travelling on a holy pilgrimage. Pictured, the passengers hold their oxygen masks as the plane makes an emergency landing

It is believed that the plane was chartered by a group of Jews who were travelling on a holy pilgrimage. Pictured, the passengers hold their oxygen masks as the plane makes an emergency landing

Every year, thousands flock to Le?ajsk to go to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who is one of the founders of the Hasidic movement

Pictured, the passengers talk among themselves as the plane faced difficulty over water

Every year, thousands flock to Le?ajsk to go to the grave of Rabbi Elimelech of Lizhensk, who is one of the founders of the Hasidic movement. Pictured, the passengers talk among themselves as the plane faced difficulty over water 


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A CHARTER flight from London was forced to make an emergency landing this morning after the cabin suddenly depressurised without warning.

The Titan Airways flight left London Stansted on Sunday morning headed for the Polish city of Rzeszow but it had to make an emergency landing at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport at around 10am.

A charter flight from the UK to Poland was forced to make an emergency landing today

A charter flight from the UK to Poland was forced to make an emergency landing today

It had to land in Amsterdam after the cabin lost air pressure

It had to land in Amsterdam after the cabin lost air pressure

Panicked passengers had to put on oxygen masks as the plane diverted to the Netherlands

Panicked passengers had to put on oxygen masks as the plane diverted to the Netherlands

Luckily none of the 262 passengers of 10 crew members were harmed

Luckily none of the 262 passengers of 10 crew members were harmed

The flight declared a mayday at 9.43am UTC

The flight declared a mayday at 9.43am UTC

It’s understood the Mayday was declared at 9.43am UTC by the Boeing 767 due to depressurisation, reports Airlive.

A spokesman for London Stansted airport said the emergency was declared over Dutch airspace earlier today.

Luckily the aircraft landed safely in the Dutch capital shortly afterwards – but not before shocked passengers were forced to don oxygen masks to help them breathe when the warning sirens sounded.



According to a statement on Amsterdam airport’s website all of the 262 passengers and 10 crew on board were unharmed but the aircraft is not able to continue flying today.

A spokesman for Titan Airways told The Sun Online: “There were no injuries amongst the passengers and crew but on arrival the aircraft was met by emergency service personnel as a precaution to ensure the welfare of the passengers.

“Whilst such events are rare, all Titan Airways crew undergo regular rigorous training in accordance with EU EASA regulations to ensure they manage such situations successfully.

Is is thought those on board were making a pilgrimage to Poland

Is is thought those on board were making a pilgrimage to Poland

They were headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness

They were headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness

The cabin suddenly lost pressure as the aircraft was over Dutch airspace

The cabin suddenly lost pressure as the aircraft was over Dutch airspace

It landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport shortly afterwards

It landed at Amsterdam Schiphol Airport shortly afterwards

“Titan Airways are now working with the passengers on their further travel plans.”

Is is thought the passengers were Jewish people headed to the tombstone of Elimelech Weisblum today to pray at the grave of the Rabbi for success and happiness.

Each year hundreds of Hasidic Jews organise charter flights from the UK to south-east Poland each year to make the pilgrimage.


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Article source: https://www.thesun.co.uk/news/3126493/dramatic-moment-oxygen-masks-fall-from-the-ceiling-after-planes-cabin-suddenly-depressurised-shortly-after-leaving-london/


SPLASHY Fen was named one of the top five events in the world to attend in April this year by the global credit card brand, American Express.

Alongside heavyweight global events such as Kings Day in Amsterdam, the Sydney Comedy Festival in Australia, Baisakhi in India and the Toronto Food and Drink Festival in Canada, this accolade is seen as a reward for the encouraging turnaround that the festival received since the Splashy Fen Revival last year.

American Express Essentials hosts a popular website that presents a selection of the most original travel and lifestyle trends from around the world.

“We are thrilled to be associated with these world-class events,” said the festival’s director, Stu Berry.

“But more than that, we are proud of what we have achieved in such a short space of time. We most certainly will not stop here. Our aim is to make each festival bigger and better than the one before; bringing more of the music fans love, more of the entertainment they crave and more of the joy that comes from being out in the beautiful Drakensberg with family and friends.”

 

Splashy Fen has been named one of the top five events for April 2017 by the American Express Review. PHOTO: Al Nicholl/Gameplan Media

 

In addition, the article asked readers which of the five events made them want to drop everything and pack their bags and 89 per cent of readers voted for Splashy Fen.

The 2017 Splashy Fen Music Festival is set to wow fans this Easter from 13 to 16 of April, with more than 200 local and international artists, more than 50 food and craft stalls, morning yoga sessions, trail runs, live art and more.

The full festival line-up, venue map, accommodation options and tickets are all available at www.splashyfen.co.za.

 

 

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“Onrust Vrede”
Een concert van Kamerkoor Airone

Arjan van Dijk, dirigent
Punto Bawono, luit

Eva van Ooijen, sopraan…

Article source: https://evenementen.amsterdam.nl/