Norwegian coverage and debate on Israel and Jews


Aftenposten 2013 01 30 p 6, letters to the editor

Rolf Kirchner Not Online


Rolf Kirchner, former leader of the Mosaic Congregation in Norway, criticizes Norwegian media of biased and incomplete coverage of elections in Israel.


“The Urix of NRK mainly concentrated on the right wing radicals, Israel’s “bad” economy and the “weakened” opportunities of a “peaceful solution”.



Aftenposten 2013 01 29

Sofie Gran


On anti-Semitism in Denmark, reaching unacceptable levels in schools, making headmasters recommend Jewish students move to schools with fewer Muslims.

The image chosen to highlight this article depicts Johanne Schmidt-Nielsen of the Danish “Enhedslisten” party, a party on the extreme left, having made numerous anti-Israeli statements, talking to students.

Palestinian issues


NRK Verden 2013 01 30

Øyvind Bye Skille




Aftenposten 2013 01 30 p

Jørgen Lohne


Fiscal crisis in West Bank may improve after Israeli government releases funds to the PA.


ABC Nyheter 2013 01 30

Ole Peder Giæver, Summary.

Quoting AFP, an attack by the Israeli Air Force on a convoy of the Syrian military crossing into Lebanon is reported.


Ny Tid, issue of 25th through 31st of January 2013, p 32-33

Ola Tunander. Not Online


Ola Tunander, a researcher at the PRIO, the Peace Research Institute of Oslo, launch far fetching conspiracy theory, stating Syrian conflict was launched by forces outside Syria, pointing his finger at USA in particular and the West in general; hinting on the war in Syria being provoked in order to have a pretext for a war against Iran.

The last time Mr. Tunander launched a conspiracy theory was in July of 2012; proposing Israel was behind the 22/7 massacre.

15 comments for “Norwegian coverage and debate on Israel and Jews

  1. Yevgeni
    February 1, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    Denmark Dhimmi state

  2. Martin
    February 2, 2013 at 4:05 am

    Israel has already released funds to the PA, even thought the group considers itself at war with Israel. come on, wakey wakey Joergen.

  3. de Bacle
    February 2, 2013 at 9:56 am

    Pity Rolf Kirschner didn’t reference the, source, the excellent blog of Rachel Suissa’s
    who already 25 january published virtually identical thoughts

    e.g.: (Google translate)
    “While Norwegian media have been almost out of admiration for the Arab selections of autocratic potentates, the democratic elections in Israel were hard to swallow for some, not least for NRK who on election day, 23 January, devoted an entire program, Urix, to slam the Jewish state, while the elections in neighboring Jordan was not even mentioned.

    The program turned out NOT to be about the election in Israel, but rather, was a one-sided and deceitful acoount of the Jewish community with a rough, flawed and misleading misery description from employees Annette Groth, Sigurd Falkenberg Mikkelsen, led by Christian Borch and a Swedish -Arab journalist, Samir Abu Eid, a “local witness”.”

  4. Bonnie Fide
    February 3, 2013 at 2:32 am

    Well, it would have been insensitive of Kirschner to cite Rachel Suissa as the source, since he was the one to brand her “right wing extremist” and kick her out of the Jewish community.

  5. Martin
    February 3, 2013 at 3:05 am

    Yes, de Bacle, it is a real shame that Rachel Suissa is considered to be outside the realm of the community. She is so badly needed by the community, and I am unable to understand why she is ignored and insulted by certain members of the community. She is what I would call a real Jew, I certainly beleive that she has more coomon sense and courage in her little finger than all the leaders put together. I am appalled at her treatment.
    The community does itself no favours forever acting the victim.. It is beyond time that Norwegian Jews became more upright and vocal in their owbn defence. They should try eating oat cereal in the morning instead of chicken shite

  6. Martin
    February 3, 2013 at 3:33 am

    Just seen onsite that Israel will be hosting the world’s largest air exercise with, as quoted “un named friendly nations.”
    It will be an honour for all these so called “friendly” nations to train wingtip to wingtip with the world’s best airforce (no silly, not the Norsk version.

    Of course, Israel has the practical knowledge and experience of the Arab world’s airforces and their missile systems etc. Does one believe that this is to evaluate and improve the systems these “friendly” nations have? After all, Israel has trained with the Turkish airforce, (hmm, that was very useful wasn’t it?) Hungarian, Cypriot, Greek and even the USA. The USA was extremely annoyed at Israel for sharing the exercise with Turket and always being rejected by the IAF. no doubt, because of Israeli fears that some of the expertise would be showered upon the Arab allies, while being given new F15s and F16s to use.

    I wonder if Norway will be one of these “friendly” nations? If so, I might have to re-examine the term friendly. Afterall, what other “friendly nation supports Israel within the wider political arena, other than Canada?

    Certainly, I trust the USAF learned a great deal when their top guns were outshot by a 10 to 1 ration when the two nations finally exercised. I am sure, Israel put more effort into that, than hopefully, they did with Turkey.

  7. : )
    February 3, 2013 at 4:12 am

    : ) Martin,
    thank you for taking over the support for Dr. Sussia. She is a strong person and it sad that there is a conflict around her and Anne Sender. I like them and find them very much alike. They really want to help me to find my Jewish soul, scary because I dislike strong women in general! They are so angry when they speak about life. Its so much they have lost of their feminin caracter to get to where they are.
    I like Kohn : ) He is cool : )

  8. Martin
    February 3, 2013 at 4:53 am

    norwegian, :)- a woman can still retain her feminine character even when they take up a cause. Hanne Herland is a good example, and I am sure that Dr Sussia is no exception. Certainly between the latter and Anne Sender, one is a Jew, the other a Jew by birth Socialist. I know who I would trust behind me.

    I find that women who hate lose their femininity though. look at some of the Nazi concentration guards and note how ugly they look. Even before you know what they did. when you look at most (not all) PLO/PA supporters and hate for Israel. they rarely look attractive.

  9. : )
    February 3, 2013 at 7:06 am

    I just think its odd to support a public person like a mobb. To me its like behaving like a sosial worker. Worst are the men like Gule that need people to go out and say that he is so smart. People that want power has to face the price of it or it just become chaos!

  10. : )
    February 3, 2013 at 7:07 am
  11. Eric R.
    February 3, 2013 at 4:04 pm

    ““The Urix of NRK mainly concentrated on the right wing radicals, Israel’s “bad” economy and the “weakened” opportunities of a “peaceful solution”.”

    Bad economy? Israel? Are you f**king kidding me? You mean the country that has had the 2nd highest growth rate over the last 3 years in the OECD? Where the natural gas will start flowing in 2 months? Where GDP growth is expected to grow 3.5% or more this year?

  12. : )
    February 4, 2013 at 3:17 am

    Eric R.
    I really like this theory:

    Med dannelsen av De Forente Stater tok elitene en beslutning om å grunnlegge et nytt samfunn fra en nedskrevet formel eller samfunnskontrakt med revolusjonen i 1776, men her er det viktig at et «vi» ble nevnt uttrykkelig i republikkens grunnleggelse. «Vi, folket», altså det folk som de som skrev under allerede tilhørte og tok for gitt.
    Kulturens hemmelighet ligger i premisset, det gitte, det tause. Det er dette kulturminister Hadia Tajik ikke forstår.

  13. M S
    February 4, 2013 at 10:18 am

    Today Feb 04: in Aftenposten on the web:
    “Severe criticism against Israel after bomb attack in Syria”

    Independent subheading:
    “Turkish Prime Minister: Israel engaged in “state terrorism.”

    This is typical Norway media today; leading the reader on to believe that there is a general massive criticism of Israel for its action. Aftenposten at its best.

    Then, in the subheading there is a further Israel-bashing indoctrinating the reader to the idea that Israel engages in state terrorism. This it was Erdogan that was cited, another time it is Gilbert, or Willoch, or Waage.
    And so it goes, on and on.

    Is France also engaged in state terrorism in Mali ? Don’t see any headlines here ? You can sure find someone to cite if you dig around. (B t w Norway will soon be engaged ion Mali too, if your are to believe Aftenposten).

  14. Martin
    February 4, 2013 at 11:58 am

    m s , Thats’s strange and cynical of Turkeye to complain of Israeli dstate terrorism. I trust that they will not ask the Kurdish population whom they attack with the latest weaponry and who often sustain high civilian casualties. Then again, they are Turkish, with a most hard Islamic government. when did an Islamic government ever show justice or understanding?
    Soon as Erdogen came to power, relations between israel and turkeye suffered, with Obama telling Israel to make concessions to Turkish sympathies. This after their home spun terror group took the Gaza flotilla with Turkish blessing and help.
    Next time the Turks have a catastrophic disaster, I hope Israel stays out and allow the obscenely wealthy Arab state sput their monery and aid where there mouths are.

    You wo’t see headlines regarding France in Mali, thousands of miles away for one good reason. Like Norway in Afghanistan, they are fighting and also causing civilian casualties, in a conflict thousands of miles away. They can claim that the infamous UN allows them to do so. What Khutspah

  15. solinski
    February 15, 2013 at 1:02 pm

    Let’s not forget, that turkish military is using Israeli produced drones against the Kurds and that is was Mossad who betrayed PLK leader to gain favors with turkish military.

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