Monthly Archives: December 2010

TV2 casts Mads Gilbert as hero

If Mads Gilbert had lobbied for Israel the way he lobbies for the Palestinians, would TV2 have given him as much attention as they do? Today TV2 covers him on both air and web. Gilbert criticizes the red-green coalition for…

Ny Tid keeps company with Mohamed Omer

Ny Tid recently published an op-ed by Lasse Wilhelmsson, who associates with the well-known Mohamed Omer. For a translation of Wilhelmsson’s op-ed in Ny Tid, see below. This op-ed is very similar to Lasse Wilhelmsson’s speech at Al-Quds day in…

Aftenposten’s vacation recommendations

VG recently advised its readers to go to Syria. Today Aftenposten recommends its readers to visit Egypt and Lebanonon. The fact that all of these countries rank quite abysmally on human-rights and democracy indexes is neither here nor there, it…

Is Israel making headway against cancer?

Norway’s elites have cultivated something akin to a smear campaign against Israel, the only democracy in the Middle East, for a long time now. Meanwhile, Israel has been making advances in the fight against cancer. Israel21c reports: An Israeli research…

Kåre Willoch goes to campus

Former US ambassador Benson K. Whitney has described former PM Kåre Willoch (Conservatives) as a “shrill, anti-Israeli voice”. This month Mr. Willoch’s shrieks at us from Campus magazine. While the former statesman speaks at length on diverse and sundry, he…

Boycott d’Israël : Elbit beats the boycott

Philosemitism operates out of Belgium, where things have been tough for quite some time. Somehow they still find the time to squeeze in something about Norway: Il y a un an, la ministre norvégienne des finances de l’époque, Kristin Halvorsen, annonçait très…

Kåre Willoch – one of the three wise men?

Who are the three wise men of contemporary Norway? Some suggest former premier Kåre Willoch (Conservatives) whom a former US ambassador to Norway described as a “shrill, anti-Israeli voice”. In the screenshot above we see an illustration from A-magasinet, Aftenposten’s…

Saudi Gazette: Abulhawa #1 in Norway!

The Saudi Gazette agrees with Norwegian literary reviews: Abulhawa is a truly gifted author! The Saudi Gazette writes: With translation into some 20 languages, Abulhawa’s novel is already enjoying success beyond the English-reading world. The author reported on her Twitter…

Labor youth and Bjørn Tore Godal

Bjørn Tore Godal (Labor) headed Labor Youth in 1971, when the organization suggested that the Jewish state of Israel would have to give way to a one-state solution for both Jews and Muslims. As foreign minister in the mid-nineties, Mr.…

Dishonest Reporter Award: Sidsel Wold

Dishonest Reporter Award 2010 lists NRK (State broadcasting authority) journalist Sidsel Wold among “other dishonorable mentions”, for “haranguing Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld during an interview, compelling the Israeli professor to fisk his own interview“. In more general terms, recognition for the most…

NRK: Rocket fired at Israeli kibbutz

State broadcasting authority NRK today reports on how an Israeli kibbutz has been hit by rocket-fire from Gaza. A man and a child were injured, although not seriously so. So it cannot be said that NRK reports only on Israeli…