Monthly Archives: May 2011

First Saudi ambassador to Norway

Norway is sliding ever closer to the authoritarian states of the Middle East, and ever further from the one democracy there. How does this reflect the will of the Norwegian people? How does this reflect the interests of the Norwegian…

Dagsavisen: ‘Jewish lobby lauds Obama’

On Obama’s speech to AIPAC today: Dagsavisen, a Soria-Moria mouthpiece, offers an article titled “Jewish lobby lauds Obama” (Above, top). Against the backdrop of Aftenposten’s top-story “Rich Jews threaten Obama”, this is only arguably good news. We now have the…

Norway: Purveyor of anti-Semitism

An article in the Jerusalem Report raises some poignant questions about Norway. The author of the article “Purveyor of anti-Semitism” is Manfred Gerstenfeld, one of the very few foreigners who knows enough about Norway to offer valuable insights. For his…

Media on Norwegian Christian Zionists

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…

Thoughts on our constitution day

Constitution day…. my only real worry is what I am going to wear. My Norwegian traditional costume, or perhaps that new smart dress… Shall I have champagne for breakfast (mustn’t have too much though, feeling sea sick before lunch is…