Month: May 2012

“Minister of justice” to Jews in Oslo: too bad

The synagogue in Oslo – already one of the most fortified structures in Norway – applied to the government for additional funds to secure its congregation. They asked for NOK 21 million but got NOK 7 million. After all the…

Letter from a 17-year old Jewish boy

Aftenposten today published an op-ed from “Daniel,” a 17-year old Norwegian student who happens to be Jewish. He feels surrounded by antisemitic attitudes, ranging from comments by a fellow video game player (“just pretend they’re Jews when you aim at…

PalCom action ‘small and unsuccessful’

lifted from miff.no Palestine Committee’s action was “small and unsuccessful” Only a small number of provocateurs from Palestine Committee participated in a store action against Israel’s Dead Sea products in Oslo last Tuesday (May 16) evening. The police were notified in…

ISRAELI UNION, OVER WHAT?

ISRAELI UNION, OVER WHAT? Aftenposten 2012 05 11, Kjell Dragnes Divisions. The heat has been turned up yet one more notch in what is usually a hot-tempered political debate. Opinions are divided as what the purpose of the recent Center-Right…

The cheek of the Ambassador

The mind boggles. Does His Excellency really think that newspaper readers around the world suffer from some massive reading comprehension deficit, or is he just trying to take the mickey? Whereas I too, am proud of my country, and sincerely…

Ambassador Sevje is the real victim

Norwegians are so damn touchy. Svein Sevje, the Norwegian ambassador to Israel’s largest city (the Norwegian government knows better than the Israeli people where Israel should have its capital), presents a litany of complaints to the Jerusalem Post. He complains…

Ignorance is Bliss in Norway

Ignorance is Bliss in Norway Bell Martin Breivik is a horrible criminal. His trial sofar has not only provided information on his misdeeds  As a byproduct the reactions to it have helped illustrate some characteristics of Norwegian society. The lack…

Bonfire season has started!

Happy Lag b’Omer! If you are not going to a bonfire fiesta or if your kids have grown out of the habit of playing with arrows and bows, then stand your ground by writing an indignant letter to editor, protesting…

Kristin Halvorsen’s real game

At the debate at Litteraturhuset, (college drop-out) Kristin Halvorsen, appeared officially as the minister of (mis) education (SV is nothing if not Orwellian), but really as a representative of SV and the “red-green” coalitition. Kristin Halvorsen knows it, SV knows…