Month: April 2012

The Breivik trial has started

lifted from the local.no Trial begins of Anders Behring Breivik The long-awaited trial of right-wing extremist Anders Behring Breivik, who massacred 77 people in twin attacks in Norway last July, opens on Monday with proceedings set to focus on whether…

Sidsel Wold, never to be confused by facts

As expected, there is a lot of praise for Günter Grass’s missive in rhyme against Israel’s imagined plans to annihilate Iran with a pre-emptive nuclear strike. One interesting perspective comes from Sidsel Wold, for several years the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s…

Easter Holiday lull goes on

Apart form indignant oped’s by NTNU professors in response to the rather pathetic “poem” by Gunter Grass, and some fairly neutral reports on Israel’s decision to give the narcissist author the persona non grata treatment, pretty much nothing else has…

Dagbladet: A letter from Knut Rød

Lifted from Dagbladet A letter from Knut Rød Knut Rød has become the symbol of the betrayal by the Norwegian police during WWII. Asbjorn Svarstad asva@dagbladet.no (Dagbladet): “Summon NN and let him know that his obvious friendship with the Jew…

Cross-roads

Passover. Easter. Two profoundly different celebrations, intimately entwined through traditions, persons and history. As we all approach our different Holidays from different angles, from different faiths, literally at a cross-roads. Maybe the program Beyond Belief from the BBC can shed…

VG: reports on upcoming meeting between Israel, PA; reports on alleged house demolition in West Bank but forgets to mention Palestinian football goalie shooting spree with mates from Red Crescent

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to meet this week Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet over the next few days and hold the first official meeting in over two months, according to a Palestinian official. – There are currently ongoing preparations with the Israelis to hold a meeting between Saeb Erakat and Yitzhak Molcho over…

A moment of musical joy

Is getting the house ready for Passover or Easter getting on your nerves? Do you feel you need a break from it all? Here, enjoy Bobby McFerrin with the Israeli Philharminic Orchestra anno 1995, and recharge your batteries You can…

VITA boycott – now also international scandal

Lets hope Norgesgruppen will realize in time that their failure to boycott Turkish, Moroccan, Chinese, British products make them look  distinctly lopsided in their application of ethical principles. Only to be applied to manufacturers who extract their products from national…