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Amsterdam pledges $1.27M to protect Jewish buildings
The mayor of Amsterdam pledged $1.27 million for the protection of Jewish institutions.
Eberhard van der Laan informed the City Council on Friday of his decision to allocate the funds next year to 15 Jewish organizations that asked for security-related subsidies and were deemed to be at risk, the ANP news agency reported.
The subsidy comes on top of a $2.2 million commitment by the municipality for protection of Jewish institutions in 2014-18 and another $820,000 offered by the central government, the Nederlands Dagblad daily reported. A mosque that applied for the funding was declined, with officials saying it was not at risk.
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