Monthly Archives: July 2009

Mr.Iversen spots a pattern

Ivar A.Iversen is one of Dagsavisen’s bright young things, always eager to pick up on legitimate criticism of Israel while turning a blind eye to the state of Israel’s neighbors. On July 31st he comments upon, surprise surprise, a US…

JP on Finland and Israel

Philosemitism is an excellent site, covering most of Europe and with quite a section on the Nordic countries – including an excerpt from  this article on Finland, by Michael Freund in the Jerusalem Post. It is worth reflecting upon how Finland…

Anti-Semitism and anti-Zionism

In January Erik Sagflaat, political editor of Dagsavisen, treated his readers to a one-page summary of Ilan Pappe’s “The ethnic clensing of Palestine” in the form of an editorial. Nobody as much as batted an eyelid. So while the arab…

Where is Bodil Børset?

A little while back we were looking for Trine Lilleng, the first secretary at the Norwegian Embassy in Riyadh who compared Israelis to Nazis. As Haareetz subsequently found out, she had not only kept her job at the Embassy but…

Barth Eide – heed Colonel Richard Kemp

Norway is at war in Afghanistan. While most Norwegians consider the engagement in Afghanistan to be nothing more than a continuation of the Norwegian contributon to the UN peacekeeping force in Lebanon, the reality is that Afghanistan is a real…