Monthly Archives: June 2011

Are ethnic Norwegians fleeing Oslo?

The Norwegian public is encouraged to worry about settlement patterns related to the Israel-Palestine conflict. The fact that statistics indicate that ethnic Norwegians are fleeing Oslo, the public is encouraged to ignore. The disparity is quite striking. On the one…

Who shall teach the teachers?

These last weeks have seen quite a lot of attention given to the issue of anti-Semitism in Norwegian schools. But who is to teach the new generation how to think independently, to inoculate them against conspiracy theories? Parents obviously have…

Aftenposten: ‘Free Shalit’

An Aftenposten editorial today calls for the release of Gilad Shalit. The editorial is unsigned and titled “Free Shalit“. It is critical of Hamas and sympathetic to Gilad Shalit. The editorial points out that Norway is one of the few…

Palestinian diplomacy: a ham-fisted affair

The screenshot above is from the VG article “This is how foreign ambassadors pressure Norwegian asylum-seekers” by journalist Lars Akerhaug, a former pro-Palestinian activist. The article is on how foreign delegations to Norway negotiate on behalf of their countrymen in…

Normakor summary week of June 19th

The weekly summaries are supplied by Normakor. Norwegian media memes on Israel, Jews, and the Middle East Week of June 19, 2011 As summer sets in, the volume of media items related to Israel, Jews, and the Middle East dwindles.…

Ship to Gaza

Few Norwegians get upset over the actions of Middle Eastern countries. Except for Israel. About Israel, they are always upset. The ship to Gaza is about to set sail. Ship to Gaza Norway lists the Norwegian participants. Note that there are…

Ynet on Anti-Semitism in Norway

Manfred Gerstenfeld’s recent op-ed in Ynet demonstrates that he knows far more about anti-Semitism in Norway than most Norwegians. Even Gerstenfeld’s critics must be asking themselves whether it really was necessary for parts of the Norwegian establishment to go to…

Støre in hole, keeps digging

Question from Torkil Åmland of the Progressive Party to foreign minister Jonas Gahr Støre: Will the foreign minister retract his previous condemnation of Israel’s reaction to the border violation on June 5th this year, and instead condemn the Syrian government’s…

Jews do not stone dog to death

Actually, they didn’t, but the story still made the Norwegian press. The story originated in Israeli Maariv. While the story was later corrected, it still became a top news item on the BBC. JC.com reports on the story under the…