Monthly Archives: November 2010

Wolla, Walid wahid worthy writer-wallah

Walid Al-kubaisi is an Iraqi/Norwegian (?) residing in Oslo. Together with one Per Christian Magnus he has made a move about the Islamic brotherhood aptly named “Freedom, equality and the Muslim brotherhood”. Unauthorized translation from Aftenposten’s review: Walid al-Kubaisi introduces…

Jan Egeland slams USA, Israel

The Norwegian left-of-centre feels ennobled by criticizing the USA and Israel for sins it lets go unheeded in other countries. Today, as it is revealed that President Aliyev of Azerbaijan finds Statoil to be “on the side of Iran”,  Jan…

Deliberate omission in the Norwegian media

Some events are considered newsworthy. Others not. Here is a sample of both categories. Some of the latest stories considered newsworthy are:  Israel evaluates railway to settlement , an NTB report in Adresseavisen, on how Israel is evaluating laying railway…

Aftenposten op-ed: ‘Culture or boycott’

Aftenposten op-ed “Culture or boycott”, by Aviad Ivri of the Israeli embassy in Oslo, suggests that Norway and Israel are better served by improving dialogue than by boycott initiatives and demonization campaigns. Ought Norway cultivate normal relations with Israel? If…