compiled form various news papers
Aftenposten, May 31, 2012, headline to the editorial:
NORWEGIAN ANTI-SEMITISM IS A PERSISTENT REALITY
“One in eight Norwegian has strong prejudices directed at Jews. This is the conclusion in the recent report, “Anti-Semitism in Norway”, by the Center of studies of the Holocaust and minorities, released on Tuesday. Figures tell of 12.5 percent of the population or slightly more than 600 000 people”.
The editorial expresses strong concern over the attitudes displayed in this survey.
Their second editorial is on the public sector strike; demanding moderation by the unions, pointing to future predicted expenses just in order to maintain the costs of the increasingly elder population of the country.
Dagsavisen writes on the anti-Semitism survey, deploring anti-Semitism, yet finding space in this editorial to blame Israel:
“The repeated atrocities by the Israeli authorities against the Palestinians are worthy of criticism, but we fool ourselves if we believe this is the cause of the Norwegians skeptical attitudes towards the Jews”.
“Hatred of Jews is not about realities, but about lacking knowledge and xenophobia, mostly outspread among the elderly, men and those of low education- about the same people being skeptical towards Muslims, Somalis and the Roma”.
Morgenbladet, in its issue of 2012, June 1st through 6th, has an editorial, with the heading “Jew Oranges”, launching a strong attack on the anti-Semitism of the left in Norway. They also point to this survey not having mapped the attitudes towards the Jews among the Muslim segment of the population: they also point to other methodic faults in this survey.
“You don’t have to hate the Jews to be critical over the state of Israel. However, hating capitalism and American imperialism, associated with the Jews, helps”.
“The author Jostein Gaarder had to endure heavy criticism over his anti-Semite op-ed “God’s chosen people” in Aftenposten in the summer of 2006. Yet, Gaarder’s mythic declarations appear rather innocent compared to the left wing’s appeals over international sanctions against Israel, academic, economic and cultural”.