Media on Norwegian Christian Zionists

Screenshot from Webavisen showing how Leer-Salvesen's article runs in four different newspapers. In Aftenposten it is marked as a "top story".

Journalist Tarjei Leer-Salvesen is one of the many who takes a special interest in Israel. He has now written an article on how Norwegian Christian Zionists support Jewish families on the West Bank.

Leer-Salvesen’s article, first published in Fædrelandsvennen under the title “Finances illegal settlement”, is a lengthy investigation of the Karmel institute.

Summary: The Norwegian Karmel institute believes the bible allows Jews to live on the West Bank and in gaza. Hence, Karmel raises funds for Jewish families on the West Bank. Norway’s representative to the Palestinian Territories, Tor Wennesland, states that the settlements constitute the largest obstacle to peace.

The article does not present any objections to the analysis of Tor Wennesland. The fact that Israel was under attack from her neigbors long before there were any settlements, or even before there was any Israel, does not concern Tarjei Leer-Salvesen much.

3 comments for “Media on Norwegian Christian Zionists

  1. Tarjei Leer-Salvesen
    October 19, 2013 at 8:37 am

    Dear Sir/Ms

    I am glad you have read my article.
    I am, however, not so happy with the last statement in your summary.

    I quote: “The article does not present any objections to the analysis of Tor Wennesland. The fact that Israel was under attack from her neigbors long before there were any settlements, or even before there was any Israel, does not concern Tarjei Leer-Salvesen much.”

    Obviously, most of my article presents the views of Karmel and their contact Mr Motti Isaak. Mr Wennesland’s views are in contradiction to theirs, and such creates a balance.

    But worse, is your summary when you “enter my head” and conclude that I am not concerned with the attacks on Israel. I am, in deed. But I do not write the whole story into every article I write.

  2. October 19, 2013 at 3:25 pm

    sadly I cannot comment on this since it is not I who have written the comment. However, isnt it a good thing to stick to facts and represent all relevant sides of a case you are working on? At least this is what I thought was journalism with integrity. The version where journalists cherry pick among details to suit their particular angle or agenda isnt really journalisms, its only a journalist rambling on. This is what has brought the once broadly admired profession of journalism into disgrace and where most people simply dont believe the “news”.

  3. : )
    October 20, 2013 at 1:41 am

    McG,

    I doubt one will ever get the truth what happen to the Norwegain Jews during the war. I have heard rumors that Jews had to convert to get help during the war from Christian organisations. What happen to them after the war, where they free to go back to their own religion and build up a good Jewish environment?

    Its a lot of feelings for religion in Norway, I found this very interesting:
    http://www.vg.no/rampelys/artikkel.php?artid=10152625

    Sometimes I get a feeling that its a reall fight among religious groups her in Norway and that they use time to figure out as much as possible about each other. If a fight exist, its important that secular Norway see it and can help people out of it before we get more people that want to bomb buildings in Norway or stop ordinary people at the shop because they saw them on telly as a pastor. Hotel Cæsar is just ficton mad people!

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Z7tEQLH25wA

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