Month: September 2011

Tango Noruego

After FMs Støre’s unfortunate attempt to manage Norway’s foreign via his Facebook account, our Foreign Ministry is busy putting out bush fires and clarify that Norway has not taken a position on an eventual PA demand for full UN membership.…

Durban III – Norways point of view

A REPLY TO A QUESTION CONCERNING THE WORLD CONFERENCE AGAINST RACISM. Question in writing no. 1886(2010-2011) Raised in the Storting on 2011 09 12 By the member Morten Høglund (Progressives) to the FM: Om September the 22nd the UN will…

Not in Norwegian media – Al Jazeera closed down in Egypt

With thanks to the friend who drew my attention to this story: Haaretzas well as several Scandinavian, but not Norwegian, news outlets ran stories on how Al Jazeera was closed down in Egypt. To paraphrase my friend: I see nothing…

An Italian saying

The story of the tasteless and outright anti-semitic “joke” by Norwegian “comedian” Otto Jespersen has made it around the world, in many languages and with many comments. Here is one from Italy, where the Jewish community features this story by…

Does PRIO have relevant knowledge?

After PRIO researcher Pinar Tank concludes, apparently without any evidence, that Israel is the great loser, this sort of puts her statements into strange light: Eli Yishai invited to Turkey, not ruling out visit By JPOST.COM STAFF 09/13/2011 11:48 Turkish…