Month: February 2011

Israel Oslo embassy case on hold

In an interesting turn of events, Dagen informs us that the notice served on Israel embassy in Oslo to vacate premises in 1 year has been withdrawn. For bureaucratic reasons. Which apparently surfaced after Ynet wrote a story on the…

Aftenpostens new map still does not feature Israel

Apparently, Aftenposten needs to send its staff urgently to geography class. They seem unable to locate Israel on a map, even if they have amended some of the mistakes from yesterdays blooper. A pretty astonishing level of ignorance in these…

Aftenposten has deleted Israel from the map

Browsing the MIFF site I found this article, which features Aftenpostens insulting map of the Middle East in relation to an article analyzing the ongoing crisis in the ME and North African region. Rather than reinventing the wheel, let me…

Disingenuous Norwegian Church Aid

Vårt Land brings us today a that the Secretary General of Norwegian Church Aid thinks Norway should protest against an Israeli law proposal that would ban Israeli proponents of Israel boycott. He cites 40 Israeli human rights organizations that protest…

Norwegian politicians mum, Cameron takes a stand.

Aside from the polite protest from Norwegian politicians in the wake of Libyan massacre, no public person of interest here in Norway has stood up to call the bluff of some Arab leaders who will use the Palestinian cause in…

IDF invited to SKUP conference

SKUP is a Norwegian foundation for a critical and investigative press, formally founded in Bergen in 1991. One of their missions is to arrange a yearly conference dedicated to explorative journalism. This year features a very special invited guest: the…

London School of Economics ditches Gadaffi money

Not a Norway – Israel issue as such, but given the place and weight of the LSE in Norway, it would be interesting to see how LSE decision to drop a Gadaffi sponsored study program could impact Norwegian academia. In…

Breaking news: Støre: Hamas not a terror organization

Readers of our blog will remember the question posed to our FM Støre by MP Syversen whether or not Hamas is considered a terror organization. I guess we all expected a clear and short yes or no. To our great…

Make-up touch-up tip for the Socialist International

It seems the governing body of the Socialist International only yesterday realized that Mubaraks National Democratic Party was among their member masses. They summarily fired it, thus trying to pretend that they have always had their house in order, and…