Monthly Archives: June 2011

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…

Jørgen Jensehaugen phones it in

Jørgen Jensehaugen is what passes for an “expert” on Middle Eastern affairs in Norway. Apart from an IB from Rome, his main qualification is that he worked as a research assistant for Hilde Henriksen Waage and has his degrees in…

Counter boycott bites back

This is a Sunday morning cut and paste job, borrowed from the Muqata blog, where blogger Jameel Rashid has put together a very useful list of Scottish products to leave behind. Morrison Bowmore Distillers Ltd. info@morrisonbowmore.co.uk Distillers of: Auchintoshan, Bowmore,…

Willoch is a Palestinian

Willoch might want to take a look in his Norwegian passport, where it will explain that acquisition of another country’s passport requires that he submit his Norwegian passport to the nearest diplomatic post. I hope he does, so he can…

The 36 bravest kids in Oslo schools

“Mapping of knowledge and attitudes about racism and antisemitism – a survey of students (8th through 10th grade) in the Oslo schools” was published yesterday, with very little attention from the mainstream press. Next week, delegates from unnamed American Jewish…

Spot the errors!

Have a closer look at this map, it features the 17 most oppressive states in the world. According to Aftenposten, who nicked the story from the US based Freedom House. According to this paper, a stunning 1,6 billion of our fellow…

Expect a raucous debate in Tromsø

It’s a wonderful thing: The United Nations Association in Tromsø is hosting International Week, where participants “among other things … will learn how to make a wallet out of a milk carton, learn Esperanto or origami, and go bird-watching.” Straight…

NRK: Jerusalem of no Jewish significance

NRK featured a short article about Jerusalem Day, noting that 40,000 turned out in parades to commemorate, as NRK put it, the “conquest of East Jerusalem.” NRK helpfully points out that East Jerusalem primarily “houses” Palestinians. In fact, Yom Yerushalayim…