Ouch! a punch in the mouth from Canada

lifted from Jewishtribune.ca

I am sure this is going to cause some sour grapes somewhere. Probably somebody somewhere will cry out that this is unfair since we have apologized for our past misdeeds (somehow), and given mealymouthed instructions to “combat anti-Semitism”. It is not an every day event to be called out in Canadian media. Albeit, the Jewish population is fairly small, Canada is nevertheless a strongly pro-Israel country and this editorial is going to be picked up in many high offices. Maybe Norway should have responded to Sam Brownbacks letter to our ambassador in Washington a couple of years ago, and we might have been spared this embarrassment?

Norway’s Jews: are they being driven out

APRIL 23, 2013 |

Will Norway be Judenrein soon?Will Norway be Judenrein soon?

Jack Chivo

During the past few months, there have been a flurry of media reports that the tiny Jewish community in Norway, numbering less than 1,000 people, is dwindling at such an alarming pace that the Scandinavian country might become the first European state with no Jews left. One has only to Google the words ‘Norway Judenrein’ to find entries, painting a dark image of a country where antisemitism is so widespread that a Jewish presence there could be soon a thing of the past.

While the local Jewish organizations have swiftly reacted, rejecting the alarmist predictions, the facts are that Norway has been often criticized, recently by the Organization for Security and Cooperation in Europe (OSCE), for allowing, even emboldening antisemitic attitudes, sometimes masquerading as anti-Israel positions.

The country’s history is saga of century-old bloody and savage antisemitic activities, including the murderous regime of the Nazi leader Quisling, who ordered the deportation of the few local Jews to Auschwitz, including women and children, an action not conducted by the occupying Germans, but by local policemen and railway employers who arrested and shipped the victims to the death camps. According to the police archives, it was the first and only time in the country’s history that policemen were ordered and participated in the arrest of children.

Of those Jews deported, 775 died and only 32 survived.

A few months ago, 70 years too late, the chief of the Norwegian police finally “apologized” for his force wartime actions, followed last month by the president of the government railway authority, who released a letter calling the actions of his predecessors “regrettable.”

Norway continues to ban the production of kosher meat, under the pretext of the alleged concern for the welfare of the animals, but allows similar killings according to the Muslim practice of Halal and, contrary to all international treaties, encourages the slaughter of tens of thousands of whales and seals for commercial purposes.

The local Jews has been regularly warned not to walk the streets wearing kipot or other distinct Jewish clothing, after repeated attacks against them, and the local synagogues. There are documented reports that in some public schools, where the majority of students and some teachers are Muslims, lectures praising Hitler for his killing of Jews were presented, with no actions against the hatemongers.

But even mainstream Norwegians are part of the onslaught. A few years ago a leading local paper published an odious cartoon showing a religious Jew rewriting the the Ten Commandments, by adding the words “Thou shall murder.” Rather than being chastised, the cartoonist was defended by the media for using his “freedom of expression.”

Not to be outdone, a Norwegian ‘comedian,’ Otto Jespersen, used a show on national television to mockingly mourn the “death of billions of fleas and lice,” whose only fault was that they were covering the bodies of Jewish inmates in the gas chambers at Auschwitz!!!

And what was his “punishment”? More shows on government television and a role in movie!

Finally, surely everyone remembers the murders two years ago by the Norwegian Anders Brevik, who killed 77 innocent people, including a large number of youngsters and trainers at a youth camp on the island of Utoya.

What was not widely reported were the activities going on at the camp, which was organised by the youth wing of the governing Norwegian Workers party, where some participants were recently arrived youngsters from Iraq, Afghanistan, Iran, Gaza, along with local youth, serving as a training facility for anti-Israel activities, including the preparation for participation in convoys to Gaza. When the foreign minister was invited there a few days before the massacre, he gave a fiery speech surrounded by signs demanding the boycott of Israel and other similar slogans. As a matter of fact, according to some participants, when the shooting started most were not concerned, assuming that it was part of a staged battle between “resistance fighters” and the evil Israeli soldiers.

Will all Norwegian Jews leave the country in the near future as predicted by many? Nobody is sure. But it is obvious that the Norwegian leadership and some of its so-called intellectuals, along with masses of Muslim immigrants, make every effort to hasten their departure.

Jack Chivo is a retired editor living in Vancouver.

14 comments for “Ouch! a punch in the mouth from Canada

  1. Eric R.
    May 26, 2013 at 2:38 pm

    “Albeit, the Jewish population is fairly small, Canada is nevertheless a strangle pro-Israel country and this editorial is going to be picked up in many high offices”

    Fairly small? Canada has 400,000 Jews; it’s the 4th largest Jewish community in the world. The pro-Israel part is only so long as the Tories are in power, although that should be at least through 2016. The primary opposition – the New Democrats – are as fanatically anti-Semitic as any leftist party in Europe. And not surprisingly, they get more of their support from the Frog province.

  2. May 26, 2013 at 3:29 pm

    I just checked the Jewish population of Canada, and came to approx 200.000, so my miscalculation.

  3. fg
    May 26, 2013 at 6:31 pm

    The latest estimates for Jews are in fact around 376.000 actually. Just saying.

  4. Eric R.
    May 27, 2013 at 5:21 am


    Canada’s latest census (2011) counted 366,000 Jews; it is estimated that 10% of Canadian Jews do not fill out the religion question. (The USA census does not ask religion). Also since that census, they estimate that 5,000-7,000 French Jews have fled the persecution in France to arrive in Montreal.

  5. Eric R.
    May 27, 2013 at 12:18 pm

    By Giulio Meotti, perhaps Europe’s most pro-Israel journalist:

    “Malmo’s Final Solution”


  6. May 27, 2013 at 12:43 pm

    Thanks for the link to this article. Here is another related to Norway from TT:


  7. Martin
    May 28, 2013 at 3:49 am

    I read in that article that the Jewish population in Malmoe is now down to just 500. and to think that the Eurovision song contest was held as “we are one.” What a sham of first class order. Still, the reward for that is the nightly violent protests in Sweden by those who receive comfort from a benign government

  8. Eric R.
    May 28, 2013 at 4:35 am

    I will say it for the 500th time. So long as Israel maintains diplomatic and trade relations with these countries, she is also complicit in this. Too bad that this will mean having to break diplomatic relations with Denmark, as well as Sweden and Norway, but so be it.

    Israel must break relations and throw out the diplomats, journalists and NGO people from these countries.


  9. May 28, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    but what will be achieved by that? How do you speak to a closed door? More involvement, not less, is crucial

  10. Martin
    May 29, 2013 at 2:13 am

    Naturally, I agree with Eric R.
    We have open doors in which their journalists can go and sit in luxurious bars in Tel Aviv or Jerusalem and report on Syria. Israel doesn’t expect thanks or gratitude. But, at least it can expect truthful and honest reporting and comments. Open doors are just open for abuse. These open doors are only used to abuse, demonise, delegitimise and humiliate Israel. Perhaps Israel taking the initiative for once might force these double dealing countries to rethink their policy of hate towards the only sole democracy in the middle east. These countries and others, pay for the families of convicted murderers to live in some luxury as a reward for murdering Jews. They also pay huge sums of money to Israeli NGOs which do nothing but help and empathise with Israel’s enemies that call for the destruction of Israel.
    What on earth does Israel have to keep relations with these countries for? No doubt, if it was in Iran;s interests to play the same game and offer diplomatic relations, then this will be met with rapturous applause. No Prof’., I see nothing to gain and all to lose with Israel continually bending the knee.
    I recognise my enemy and will call a spade a spade and that’s it.
    To those so called Jewish born communists who work for the anti Israel NGO’s which side with the enemy over every matter, thereby harming Israel, it is important to know where their funding emanates from. As to those Jewish born idiots that all for the boycott of Israeli goods, perhaps the 9th commandment bears some resemblance, being “Thou shall not bear false witness against thy neighbour.” Still, they only use their birth-right as an excuse to gain publicity for their new god called socialism
    Happily now, Israel has its own oil and gas (it was actually reported on SKY TV, and that;s a first) and can give the finger or two fingers to her European “Friends.”

  11. Eric R.
    May 29, 2013 at 3:14 am

    “but what will be achieved by that?”

    1) Israel will make the Norwegian elites realize that they are viewed as an enemy, and that there is no way that they can influence events in the Middle East. This will upset your elites greatly, given the role they played in the Oslo accords.

    2) It will show the world that Israel is ready to stand up to bullying, hate-filled nations of the “Christian” West (Norway is admittedly no longer a Christian nation, the state religion is Marxism). Being nice has not worked for Israel. It is time to get tough. And Norway is a good first target – it is small, it is not part of the EU, and has very few Jews.

    ” How do you speak to a closed door?”

    The Israelis did not close the door. The Norwegians not only closed the door, they locked it and bolted it shut. Isn’t that what your blog has basically been saying for years?

    “More involvement, not less, is crucial”

    Israel’s involvement has not worked. I believe Norway is a lost cause, not capable of ever overcoming its Jew-hatred. Same is true for most of Europe. It is time for Israel to become LESS involved with Europe, and MORE involved with Africa and Asia. And that is exactly what it is doing.

    Frankly, Norway (and France and Belgium and Holland and Sweden and Austria and Germany and the UK) have decided to drop the mask, to proudly show their hatred of Jews, and to embrace the Muslims whom they hope will finish Hitler’s job. To the EU, I say – Good luck with that. You know all that recent rioting in Sweden? That is just a warmup. When the “immigrants” have the numbers, they will take control of Europe. One million Jews can find places to go when they leave Europe. 400 million non-Jewish Europeans can’t. They will be stuck with the onslaught of Islamofascism.

  12. Martin
    May 29, 2013 at 2:32 pm

    Yes Eric R and again the last story regarding the cartoon sums it all up nicely. Israel has already stated that Norway has no place at the “peace” table as it is no longer considered fit and amiable enough to Israel and is quietly regarded as an enemy now, or so I believe. Not before time eh?

    I listed all the Norwegian elitists involved in the “Oslo Accords” which has been responsible, thanks to Peres, Beilin and the other Israeli extreme leftists for all the thousands of “victims of peace.” Those are the Jews, murdered, savaged, blown up, stabbed etc with those seriously injured. Thanks to the naivity or worse, treachery of those Israelis. Every one of those Norwegian elitists involved are known for their negativity towards the Jewish state of Israel.

    Their reward has already started by allowing so many of our enemies into their countries. As the saying goes, an enemy of my enemy is my friend, A friend of my enemy is also my enemy, and that sums up Norway perfectly. Let’s be honest there is not much to boycott that is Norwegian. Again, why did the huge Norwegian companies such as Fred Olsen Lines. Strorebrand, Den norske Creditbank etc never face investigation after WWII to be charged with profiteering with the Third Reich? Of course, as their history shows, just like Austria, they were the victims, but too many were glad of it and made money especially from looted Jewish properties.

  13. martin
    May 30, 2013 at 12:40 pm

    Eric R you know, if Norway was a coal mine and the Jews were canaries, the alarms would be shrieking by now. but of course, it is Norway, so all is well and the same reasoning and excuses continue unabated.

    Prof, have the Jews began to leave yet, as they have done in Sweden? Personally I believe the sit in Norge is far worse than in Sverige.

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