Norwegian priest takes a cheap swipe at the Jews

Oh my, we can only hope the priest is capable of critical reading and thinking, as the Jewish participation Shatilla incident he refers to in the text is a figment of the mentioned Palestinian’s fantasy… Also, if truly the policies against Palestinians is so cruel, so destructive, then how come the number of Palestinians is steadily growing? A mathematical mystery… More mysterious still, any mention of numerous attacks against Jews is plainly absent. It perhaps clutters the bigger picture the priest wants to paint? Palestinians are victims and Jews are monsters?



Stavanger Aftenblad 2013 03 01

Ivar Aartun

Many go to Israel today to see the biblical sites. Following in the tracks of Jesus is exciting. However, tourists do not experience the systemic and brutal illegal behavior against the Palestinian population.

One morning, they came, two bulldozers, 10 trucks and 40 soldiers, razing his home. All furniture was carried to the outside; the building was leveled with the ground. A 13 years old Palestinian boy is weeping; watching the injustice against the poorest. Does he love the Jews after his, Ha’aretz asks.

Some 40 Palestinian houses are demolished every month by Israeli Jews. Why? Over not belonging to Jews? No, the Israeli Jews reply, it is because they have been erected illegally.

No, the Palestinians says, pointing to 17 illegal Jewish settlements being constructed surrounding Bethlehem alone. None of these are demolished. With more than 30 checkpoints directed at the Palestinians social and economic life is being destroyed systemic. Jews are not being touched by the barriers.

Meanwhile a representative of the “Jew police” in USA travels to Malmö in order to investigate whether the Mayor has used anti-Semite terminology

But the “American Jew police” have no interest in the Jewish anti-Semitism in Israel. Billions of dollars is being transferred in support of brutal crimes and occupation. Without this support the Jews could not possibly have been building in the West Bank.

Who is a Semite? To the Semite language groups, both Arab and Jewish peoples belong- Very many Palestinians are also of Jewish descent. They descend from the first Christian congregations in Israel (by the 7th century, all of the Middle East was Christian).

Having this context in mind, Israel is perhaps the most anti-Semite country in the world. More mosques and churches are demolished in Israel than there are synagogues destroyed in Europe.

But when Israel-Jews destroy the religious buildings in Israel they are referred to as hoodlums. When synagogues are destroyed in Europe, it is referred to as hatred of Jews. But both are anti-Semite!

The old fashioned hatred of Jews disappeared post WW2. And well is that: But a new hatred of Jews has arrived because of the brutal Jewish suppression of the Palestinians.

“I hate Jews”, a Palestinian –Scandinavian working in Norway said.   “No, I hate Jewish politicians”, he corrected himself.                                                                  He tells me: “We lived in the Shatila refugee camp in Beirut. One day we were surrounded by Israeli Jews. Their henchmen were sent into the camps. They raped the women, killed men, women and children in a ‘Jewish mini-Holocaust’ The Israeli Jews watched that no one got away. More than 1000 innocents were killed on that day. I lost all of my family”.

No Israelis ever were held responsible over this brutal crime against the Palestinians.

Are Norwegian Jews to blame over Israeli crimes against the Palestinians in Israel? Absolutely not. But the “Jewish collective” in the world, is through its statements and its political and economic support to Israel strongly implicated in the brutal anti-Semitism towards the Palestinians seen in Israel. Here in lies the cause of the new hatred of the Jews.

In particular, the American Jews and their followers are strongly implicated. It is also tragic to see conservative Christians using the Bible to justify theft and occupation. They promote hatred of Jews! Thousands of western Jewish youth every year enlist in the Israeli defense, also Norwegian youth. A few refers to being harassed over being Jewish in their homelands.

A group of Israeli soldiers have established a group referred to as “Breaking the silence”. Because of their conscience, they intend to tell the world of what they are ordered to do as soldiers: on daily harassment, humiliation of the Palestinians and the soldiers brutality towards innocent people.

“In Hebron we had clear orders to not stop settlers from attacking Palestinians.           Once we witnessed co-soldiers ravaging a Palestinian infirmary, destroying furniture and smearing the walls with excrements and invectives”, is among testimonies.                 They come by night at 4 am. Awaken the inhabitants of the house, crushes all furniture, and enters the sleeping rooms of frightened people, lying in their night dresses. They read a Hebrew order aloud; takes a man or a boy with them, in order for him to be imprisoned without any trial.

Torture. Thousands of innocents are incarcerated in Israeli prison. Everything takes place in order to create fear. “This is not a conflict of black and whites, but an occupation” the solder’s group’s leader says. “We occupy them; it is as simple as that”.

Eight unarmed Palestinians, of them three children and women, have been shot by the Israelis in the last two months.

Since 2006, the numbers of attacks by settlers against the Palestinians and their property has seen a dramatic increase. In 2006, there were reported 182 such attacks,. In 2011 the numbers were 411. Windows are smashed, agricultural land is destroyed, water supplies are destroyed, throwing of stones, at times even killings.

And the Jewish state does not suppress this violence, which has forced Palestinian families to leave (the Babylon periodical). There have recently been elections in Israel. None of the parties were committed to talking about the occupation.

Eli (sic) Wiesel, the Nobel award winner surviving the concentration camps, has said: “The opposite of love is not hatred, but apathy”.                                                I would like to add: The worst is denial of facts.

And the solution? A new ethnic cleansing of the Palestinians?  Reading Peter Beck’s articles in Aftenbladet, the apathy towards the occupation and the suffering of the Palestinians is visibly absent.

Perhaps unnecessary to state, anti-Semite talk-backs to this article are plenty.

8 comments for “Norwegian priest takes a cheap swipe at the Jews

  1. Michael
    March 6, 2013 at 12:29 pm

    What a disgusting crap of lies and vilification. I hope this p.o.s. so called priest is not representative of all the clergy in Norway

  2. M S
    March 6, 2013 at 4:59 pm

    No Michael, he is not representative of “all” clergy, but unfortunately a large fraction of them, the left-wing. There are many Christians in Norway that are very pro-Israel.

  3. Paula
    March 7, 2013 at 2:52 am

    No wonder churches throughout Europe remain sadely and permanently empty. These priests never denounce the way Christians are treated in Muslim countries. They never denounce the way the the Roma, who are Christians and Europeans, are treated in Europe.

  4. Yevgeni
    March 7, 2013 at 7:52 am

    there are churches in Europe i thought they became mosques for Muslims,
    and BTW since 2000 churches in Scandinavia lost a lot of members.

  5. L'archéologue
    March 8, 2013 at 6:36 am

    Ca. 1600 years of Christian persecution of… everybody (including the christians themselves through inquisition) should be akcnowledge nowadays. Antisemitism started with the necessity of the new christian Empire to make sure that the new worshippers would not adopt Judaism, in love of Jesus’ religion and people. Christianism was adopted officially by one of the most cruel ‘civilization’ in the history of mankind, namely the Romans. No wonder that hatred is one of the main characteristics of the ‘religion of love’. Enough of this: Christianism should accept that it is independent from its roots and should come of age! For Catholics, the new pope should convene a Vatican III council and proclame that coming of age and (among other realistic decisions such as the marriage of priests and contraception) condemn to excommunication any reference to the Jews as the ‘deicidal people’. I’m serious, I do not dream nor joke. Pray for it to happen!

  6. L'archéologue
    March 8, 2013 at 6:39 am

    As for the article itself there are too many lies that I can correct noz. But any serious person can check by itself. This man is lead by pure hatred that blurrs its ability to really knoz what he is talking about. His God may open his eyes to truth.

  7. Martin
    March 10, 2013 at 12:44 pm

    Michael some of the very worst of Jew haters are those of the new crypto fascist Socialist order. Those are the real pieces of shit. Every religion, nation has its detractors and traitors. Sadly Israel and foreign Jews have become like most other nations, as Ben Gurion wanted. Yes the pieces of silver are eagerly collected by them when they sow hatred against Israel and the Jewish nation.

    As for those priests, well they only continue the traditional hate for the Jews. When all is considered, the blame for the holocaust should be placed firmly where it belongs, along with 2000 years of love for all, except fpr the Jews who must be hated. Yes, Christianity has lot to answer for and no doubt about it, it’s “reward” is being handed over in the Islamic world. what a lot of bullying hateful cowards the church possesses.

  8. Shaza
    June 8, 2013 at 7:46 pm

    (and whatever its dectoralian of independence may say about equality — dectoralian/schmeklaration).The Israelis are generally either very dishonest or completely ignorant about the history of the two dectoralians contained in their 14 May 1948 announcement regarding the establishment of the State of Israel. The UN resolution mandated a dectoralian on religious and minority rights and stated:The stipulations contained in the Declaration are recognized as fundamental laws of the State and no law, regulation or official action shall conflict or interfere with these stipulations, nor shall any law, regulation or official action prevail over them. . . .the dectoralian shall be under the guarantee of the United Nations, and no modifications shall be made in them without the assent of the General Assembly of the United Nations. . . . When the independence of either the Arab or the Jewish state as envisaged in this plan has become effective and the dectoralian and undertaking, as envisaged in this plan, have been signed by either of them, sympathetic consideration should be given to its application for admission to membership in the United Nations in accordance with article 4 of the Charter of the United Nations. So, the dectoralian about equality and non-discrimination was simply an acknowledgment of the published UN criteria. It was included to facilitate a weak claim of legitimacy and gain admission to the United Nations under the terms of the General Assembly resolution. Ben Gurion explained to the World Agudat Israel Organization that UN permission to establish the State could not be obtained without providing those assurances. See the text of the Status Quo Agreement. The UN criteria stood in opposition to the dectoralian about the Jewish nature of the State. For example, D. Lowenstein (Aguda) complained in the People’s Council debates:The secular form and content of the Declaration, which functions as the basic Charter of the State of Israel, has deeply wounded my feelings and those of all religious Jews. It ignores our exclusive right to the Land of Israel . . . See Major Knesset Debates, 1948-1981: People’s Council and Provisional Council of State, 1948-1949, JCPA/University Press of America, 1993, page 76Of course the Knesset simply ignored the dectoralian and expropriated Arab-owned land and gave persons of Jewish descent superior rights and access to the land and its natural resources. Despite the fact that the dectoralian was signed by the members of the Provisional Council of State and promulgated as law in the official gazette, the Supreme Court and Knesset eventually held that it does not have constitutional validity, and that it is not a supreme law which may be used to invalidate laws and regulations that contradict it. Volumes have been written about Israel’s failure to honor its initial and on-going legal obligations to constitutionally protect the rights and properties of its religious and minority population. Israelis do not grasp the fact that resolution 181(II) recommended that each state should be established on the de facto conceptual basis of a bi-national state. See for example the section Israel’s Initial Obligation To Enact a Constitution Including a Bill of Human Rights And The Issue of Judicial Review in Yvonne Schmidt, Foundations of Civil and Political Rights in Israel and the Occupied Territories , GRIN Verlag, 2008, ISBN: 3638944506, page 98The Committee on the Exercise of the Inalienable Rights of the Palestinian People that:19. In this respect, it was pointed out that Israel was under binding obligation to permit the return of all the Palestinian refugees displaced as a result of the hostilities of 1948 and 1967. This obligation flowed from the unreserved agreement by Israel to honour its commitments under the Charter of the United Nations, and from its specific undertaking, when applying for membership of the United Nations, to implement General Assembly resolutions 181 (II) of 29 November 1947, safeguarding the rights of the Palestinian Arabs inside Israel, and 194 (III) of 11 December 1948, concerning the right of Palestinian refugees to return to their homes or to choose compensation for their property. This undertaking was also clearly reflected in General Assembly resolution 273 (III). The Universal Declaration of Human Rights, as well as the Fourth Geneva Convention relative to the Protection of Civilian Persons in Time of War, of 12 August 1949, also contained relevant provisions concerning these rights. The States directly involved were parties to this Convention.”The 1988 PLO Algiers Declaration accepted resolution 181 (II) and its guarantees regarding religious and minority rights as the basis of international legitimacy. It implicitly recognized the division of Palestine into a Jewish and Arab state. That is the only recognition Israel is entitled to demand.

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