Month: February 2012

The photo that speaks

If they are lucky, in  3 to 5 years, when London fashions arrive at our Northern shores, we too shall organize a rally for Syria and other ME countries struggling for a just society. Meanwhile I am sure that shall…

NTB’s extreme over-focus on Israel part 3

lifted from miff.no The news agency NTB wrote eight times more about Israel than Syria in the period from 2008 to 2010. Even during the last 13 months, where thousands of people have been killed in Syria, the focus is more on Israel than Syria. For the third time in a short while MIFF has searched NTB’s article archive in…

Keinon in J’Post: Norwegian Jews reluctance to identify as jews sign of Norway’s “bankruptcy”

Lifted from Jpost. Talkbacks reveal embarrassing loss of credibility, reputation for Norway. How do we repair this? Norway paper afraid country losing Jews By Herb Keinon Leading Norwegian newspaper ‘Aftenposten’ warns country on verge of becoming a country without Jews…

State sponsors Palestinian film festival

As the Minister of Education, Kristin Halvorsen now has to deal with the unfortunate situation that Norwegian-Israeli parents feel stigmatized by state’s decision to sponsor book that casts Israelis as evil, the rest of the massive state apparatus throws more…

Støre defends Muslim Jerusalem

While Syrians who had hoped for a bit of humanism and help from Norway, our friend Jonas Gahr Støre, the FM of Norway, has the following response town oped questioning his attitude to Palestinian incitement after Jerusalem mufti’s call for…

Focus Syria

Lately, there has been fairly little coverage on Israel, mainly due to the horrific events unfolding in Syria. For somebody with several years worth of experience following Norwegian media’s ME coverage, it is almost bizarre to watch the media show…

Chicken come home to roost

In the wake of the PM’s apology to Norwegian Jews for the persecution, state terrorism and injustice suffered during WWII, many other ministers feel they have to step up to the pressure to fight anti-Semitism in Norway. This time, the…

The Norwegian Government’s hypocrisy re-exposed: “the most evil company in the world” is the second largest share holder in “Norsk Hydro”

The Norwegian Government’s hypocrisy re-exposed: “the most evil company in the world” is the second largest share holder in “Norsk Hydro” Brazilian Vale, which Norwegian Hydro has a tight partnership with, only accepts the bare minimum of social responsibility, according…

Rockets over Israel go untold

While the Norwegian media rightly now focuses on the ongoing atrocities in Syria, and even our FM has felt compelled to politely tell the naughty Assad regime off for the continuing blood bath, one may perhaps be sympathetic to editors’s…