As elaborated upon in a previous post, prestigous NTNU is holding a series of seminars on Israel this autumn. While allegedly “fact-based” the list of speakers leave little doubt of the nature of the facts to be disclosed – only the ones in support of the Palestinian narrative.
Of the Norwegian speakers, one has interpreted Yusuf-al-Qaradawi’s presentation of the Holocaust as “divine punishment” as something that JFK could have said. Another ran for election in Palfront (Pro-Palestinian group) vowing to “win entire organizations and parties for Palestine”. The third, after one single erroneous article in the Jerusalem Post in March, claimed that “something similar to a smear campaign” was being conducted against Norway.
Of the foreign speakers one is Ilan Pappe. Another is Moshe Zuckermann, who on German radio has claimed that 400 000 people were killed during Cast Lead. Read more here. Notice that although Zuckermann afterwards claimed he had made a mistake, the German radio channel refused to alter the recording.
Fact-based? Aye, one of Norway’s most foremost universities is fact-based all right. So fact-based in fact, they will only examine one side of the story.