Prime Minister Mark Rutte spoke on Wednesday, November 9th, 2016 at the commemoration of Kristallnacht. Below you can read the text of the speech.
During the Digital Life Design Festival of September 27-28 2016 in Tel Aviv, two Memoranda of Understanding were signed between the two visiting Dutch delegations in the field of Robotics and Photonics and their Israeli counterparts, announcing a long term collaboration. In November, an Israeli photonics delegation will visit the Netherlands to discuss concrete R&D and business collaboration as a follow up of the signing of the MoU.
This morning the families of the victims of the MH17 disaster were briefed by the Joint Investigation Team on the initial findings of the criminal investigation into the downing of flight MH17. These findings concern the weapon used to down flight MH17, the location from which it was fired and the Buk missile system’s route of transport.
Digital Life Design Festival, Tel Aviv, 24-29 September 2016: The Netherlands will present their expertise in Robotics at the orange ‘Holland Robotics Pavilion’ with an impressive delegation of businesses, academics and entrepreneurs. The Dutch are game changers in robotics and are excited to explore possibilities for cooperation with Israel.
On the 27th and 28th of September a Dutch Robotic delegation consisting of members from TU Delft, regional organizations such as RoboValley and robotics companies will participate in the DLD Innovation Festival in Tel Aviv. The Netherlands will be represented with a Dutch Robotics Pavilion at the HaTachana festival area.
6 State Secretary of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Science and Culture H. E. Sander Dekker and Director General for Enterprise and Innovation of the Ministry of Economy Mr Bertholt Leeftink visit Israel
From June 5th till 9th State Secretary of the Netherlands Ministry of Education, Science and Culture H.E. Sander Dekker and Director General for Enterprise and Innovation of the Ministry of Economic Affairs Mr. Bertholt Leeftink will visit Israel to give a further boost to the bilateral cooperation between the Netherlands and Israel in the field of research, innovation and startups.
On 6 april 2016 an advisory referendum was held in the Netherlands on the EU-association agreement with Ukraine. The preliminary outcome shows that the required threshold for a valid outcome of a turn-out of 30% or more was reached, with a clear majority for the people who voted against.
As of March 1st 2016, the Consular Department will start with an appointment system. For more information see the link
Today Jordi Cruyff officially opened the second Cruyff Court of the Johan Cruyff Foundation in Akko. After the opening of the first Cruyff Court in Tel Aviv in 2010, this is now the second Cruyff Court in Israel providing young people with a state-of-the-art facility to play sports and to connect peers with different religious backgrounds.
The Rijksakademie van beeldende kunsten (Amsterdam) is an international residency program which provides time and space for research, experiment and production. They offer emerging professional artists from both the Netherlands and abroad an opportunity to develop their work and ideas at the highest level.