Month: August 2011

The debate rolls back and forth

The Christian daily Dagen has picked up on the discussion between the Jewish community in Oslo, represented by its leader Erwin Kohn on the one hand, and Manfred Gerstenfeld. Important points of views in both articles – perhaps both help…

Hunting for votes

A comment by Vetle Lid Larssen, Aftenposten August 12, 2011, with thanks to Erwin Kohn who made me aware of it. Hunting for votes Every time somebody draws parallels between the fate of the Jews and other forms of racism,…

Morgenbladets ugly morning face

On August 5, readers of this exotic mini-magazine were delighted with this editorial, a highbrow piece of cultural understanding. HOW The long term way of honoring the victims is to expose the kind of thoughts that poisoned the mind of the…

Syria: Assad attacks Latakia with tanks and navy, hospital trashed by army… but where are our friends Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse?

As blood continues to flow throughout all of Syria, the conspicuous silence from Norwegian leftists who love a war from the sidelines rumbles like thunder. Where are they all? Where are the Blitzers, their web page features the fate of…

Støre does not want Assad to go

International politics is a tricky game and what looks easy enough on paper, has an uncanny knack for going belly up and FUBAR on you. Quite often  key politicians who throw their weight into the muddy ring of international conflict…

Norwegian Jews react to Israeli criticism

An interview of the Rabbi of the Jewish congregation in Oslo, Yoav Melchior, by NTB, has been reproduced in Vårt Land. The Rabbi says the community in Oslo feels uncomfortable by the Israeli criticism of Norway. Unauthorized translation: Norwegian Jews react…

Whose discussion is it?

The discussion is tumbling back and forth, Norwegian media quote people put of context, said persons react and hit back. Glick, Rubin, Gerstenfeld and Dershowitz have all had crash encounters with the less than reliable Norwegian press, but only Dershowitz…

Weird messages received by MIFF

Konrad Myrland, the daily manager at miff.no, has published a short article on some weird messages they received in the aftermath of 22/7 (unauthorized translation): Will there be more acceptance for Israel’s version? Published: Tirsdag 9. august 2011 By Conrad Myrland…

Barry Rubin hits back too. Double ouch!

It is not only Caroline Glick who was incensed to be quoted out of context and attributed statements she never made; Barry Rubin too, aims his cannons at unreliable news organizations here, specifically Dagbladet, who portrayed him as being pro-terrorist.…

A Swedish point of view

Today, many Norwegians have choked on their morning coffee by reading about this oped in one of the biggest newspapers in Sweden, Dagens Nyheter. I too am perplexed by this analysis, and tend to agree with many a Norwegian pundit, that…

Support Syrians…. boycott that

Syrian activist now turn to commercial warfare to discourage foreign investment that props up their killer dictator. Haaretz features a very interesting and inspiring piece on how boycott can be a legitimate tool to fight true injustice. Why there are…