Monthly Archives: July 2010

Decency is dead in Norway

Gudmund Hernes is a researcher at FAFO and a professor at BI, a Norwegian business school. He is furthermore a Labor party icon. In Morgenbladet July 30th Gudmund Hernes writes a scathing review of a commentary by Aftenposten’s Jan E.Hansen.…

’18 magazine’ on Israeli culture

When Norwegian journalists report about Israel (which they do alot), it is to report about conflict. When they same journalists report about other ME countries (which they do less often), they seem more likely to be reporting on hummus or…

Ship of fools in search of skipper

In medieval times, society heartlessly rid itself of the mad and the sad by paying mariners to take them away. In today’s Europe the inmates are running the asylums, and the asylums are crusading against Israel. The Norwegian Palestine-Lobby, which…

Lobby sends ship to Gaza

The Norwegian Palestine-Lobby has no equal. It is by far the most efficient, powerful and well-organized network of its kind. It is now preparing to send a “humanitarian” ship to Gaza.  The initiative is headed by LO (TUC). TV2 writes…

When only the critics are heard

A column in the Jerusalem Post suggests that the “narrative of Israel is being communicated by those who dislike it”. This holds true in Norway, at least, and the column also mentions two Norwegian nationals: Norwegian Aid Committee members Mads…