NRK brainwashing service; In Hebron hatred is passed on from generation to generation.

this is the NRK’s (Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation) view of the conflict. And this is what is being served the Norwegian public, without any precision of any of the other factors that play a significant part in this terrible drama.

No mention of the fact that Hebron has been the home to Jews for thousands of years and that the Jordanians captured this area after 1948 and destroyed the Jewish quarter (and with that also the Jewish character) of the city. Unbelievably the Israeli Supreme Court has ruled that Jewish descendants cannot have their rightful properties back, yet Palestinians can claim what they claim was theirs before 1967, back.

Also, the illustration in the NRK article, leaves a distinct impression that Jews are taught to kill and hate, whereas it probably is the other way around, like for instance the horrific lynching of two soldiers in Ramallah in October 2000:


The NRK journalist isn’t even trying to be factual, but just plainly biased and awash with TV license money to serve such a concoction of halt-truths and omissions.

bad google translate of article lifted from the

In Hebron hatred is inherited

The Oslo Accords divided the city of Hebron in two. In a small , walled area of ​​the old town lives a small group of Israeli settlers surrounded by over 120 000 Palestinians .

Journalist Even Kjøll Berg
– Do you see the house over there? , the Jewish boy asks , pointing to one of the low limestone houses set close together outside the barbed wire barrier a few feet away.

– It is full of Arab terrorists.

The little boy pointing is only 7-8 years old. Along with his older brother he is looking at clusters of houses in the center of Hebron .

– I hate the smell here . They stink , he continues until they both turned and continued on his way back to the small Jewish settlement perched like a fortress in the Palestinian metropolis.

The scene is taken from the award-winning Dutch documentary film ” The soldiers on the roof ,” which is broadcast on Saturday 14 NRK2 September . The film gives a glimpse of the everyday lives of a group of Jewish settlers who live in the city of Hebron in the Palestinian -controlled West Bank.

Surrounded by “enemies”
Hebron is the largest city in the West Bank . Known as the burial place of Abraham , Isaac, Jacob and Sara from the Quran and the Old Testament , and is thus one of the most important shrines of both Judaism and Islam.

The city name is derived from both the Hebrew and Arabic word for “friend” , but it is not friendship that reigns in the streets of Hebron .

The city is today best known as the venue for many of the bloodiest clashes between Palestinians and Jews .

DIvided by the Oslo Accords

After the Oslo Accords in 1993 and the continuing peace process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority , the city was divided into two. In one part  the Israeli flag flies , in the other; the Palestinian .

When Hebron was divided , over 35 000 Palestinians were incorporated in the Jewish part of the city .

It is an arrangement neither party is particularly pleased .

– We will fill the Hebron Jews , says the young headscarf -clad woman and looking hard into the camera to film the team that makes the documentary .

She is one of the around 800 Israeli settlers who have chosen to settle in the oldest part of Hebron . Here is the heart of ” enemy territory “, surrounded by more than 120 000 Palestinians . They live protected behind barbed wire and high walls . On the flat roofs are green -clad Israeli soldiers and scouts against the Palestinian zone.

The stated goal of the Jewish settlers is that the city will become part of “The Holy State of Israel .”

– Deserves to Die
Most of the settlers are strictly Orthodox Jews. They have a strong religious relationship with the lands in and around Hebron . Here ancestors lived and died since before the time of King David , as one of them says . It is an assertion which certainly also appropriate for many of the Palestinians in Hebron . After the peace agreement, it is they who are the rightful owners of most of the city.

– After all we have experienced throughout history , we Jews are a sensitive people , says one of the Jewish settlers with a long beard and the traditional headdress chipped .

– They will kill us, but even if they deserve to die , we hope we can rid ourselves of the Arabs without killing them , he continued.

It is a plan that seems to be working since the Palestinian residents in the Israeli -controlled section are becoming fewer .

As the Palestinians have moved out or been displaced from their homes, the Jewish families settled in the old houses theirs. There are still a few Palestinian families who cling to the “Jewish” streets , but parts of the city is about to be deserted.

It has again made it easier for settlers to acquire new houses .


Illegal occupation
The first Jewish settlers came to Hebron in 1968 , the year after the Israeli occupation of the West Bank. The whole area was supposed to be returned to Jordan, the West Bank at the time was a part of, but while pretending to be tourists who managed a group of Orthodox and religious Israelis into and occupied a number of houses in the city center .

First, only a few, but the power should increase as the enemy increased between the Jews and the original residents.

In 1980, one of the Jewish residents were killed in an attempt to expel the Israeli families . The effect would be the opposite , and since the murder have flocked to the small group of ultra-orthodox settlers .


Make life a misery
Today  over 800 Israeli men , women and children live in the tiny enclave . To prevent collisions introduced strict military control of who is allowed to move in the city. A battalion of the IDF , over 1,000 soldiers , is set to guard the hated small community against stone throwing , shooting and bombs from those living outside the ” fortress “.

The Israeli human rights organization B ` Tselem concludes that all checkpoints , curfews and violent episodes Jewish settlements has provoked has made ​​life a misery for thousands of Palestinians .

Under these conditions hatred has good growing conditions .

Within the high concrete barriers play one of the Jewish boys by throwing pebbles at one of the many abandoned Palestinian homes .

– That’s how I play with the Arabs , he says , referring to one of the nailed the windows.

– To chase them away .

From the other side often rocks back . Other things also . The settlement has regularly been hit by both shots and firebombs . On both sides of the protection wall , many people have been killed .

Kids in Hebron soon learn who the enemy is .

3 comments for “NRK brainwashing service; In Hebron hatred is passed on from generation to generation.

  1. September 15, 2013 at 7:56 am

    No mention of this:

    “The Hebron massacre refers to the killing of sixty-seven Jews (including 23 college students) on 24 August 1929 in Hebron, then part of Mandatory Palestine, by Arabs incited to violence by false rumors that Jews were massacring Arabs in Jerusalem and seizing control of Muslim holy places.[1] The event also left scores seriously wounded or maimed. Jewish homes were pillaged and synagogues were ransacked. Many of the 435 Jews who survived were hidden by local Arab families.[2][3] Soon after, all Hebron’s Jews were evacuated by the British authorities. Many returned in 1931, but almost all were evacuated at the outbreak of the 1936–39 Arab revolt in Palestine. The massacre formed part of the 1929 Palestine riots, in which a total of 133 Jews were killed by Arabs, and brought the centuries-old Jewish presence in Hebron to an end.”

    “At about 8.30 am Saturday morning, the first attacks began to be launched against houses were Jews resided,[6] after a crowd of Arabs armed with staves, axes and knives appeared in the streets. The first location to be attacked was a large Jewish house on the main road. Two young boys were immediately killed, whereupon the mob entered the house and beat or stabbed the other occupants to death.

    Cafferata appeared on the scene, gave orders to his constables to fire on the crowd and personally shot dead two of the attacking Arabs.[6] While some dispersed, the rest managed to break through the pickets, shouting “on to the ghetto!” Requested reinforcements had not arrived in time. This later became the source of considerable acrimony.[8]

    According to a survivor, Aharon Reuven Bernzweig, “right after eight o’clock in the morning we heard screams. Arabs had begun breaking into Jewish homes. The screams pierced the heart of the heavens. We didn’t know what to do… They were going from door to door, slaughtering everyone who was inside. The screams and the moans were terrible. People were crying Help! Help! But what could we do?”

    Soon after news of the first victim had spread, forty people assembled in the house of Eliezer Dan Slonim. Slonim, the son of the Rabbi of Hebron, was a member on the city council and a director of the Anglo-Palestine Bank. He had excellent relations with the British and the Arabs and those seeking refuge with him were confident they would come to no harm. When the mob approached his door, they offered to spare the Sephardi community if he would hand over all the Ashkenazi yeshiva students. He refused, saying “we are all one people,” whereupon he was shot dead along with his wife and 4-year-old son.[22] From the contemporary Hebrew press it appears that the rioters targeted the Zionist community for their massacre. Four-fifths of the victims were Ashkenazi Jews, though some had deep roots in the town, yet a dozen Jews of eastern origin, Sephardim and Maghrebi, were also killed.[21] Ben-Zion Gershon, for example, the Beit Hadassah Clinic pharmacist, a cripple who had served both Jews and Arabs for 4 decades, was killed together with his family: his daughter was raped and then murdered, and his wife’s hands were cut off.[8]

    Account of Raymond Cafferata

    After the masacre, Cafferata testified:

    “On hearing screams in a room, I went up a sort of tunnel passage and saw an Arab in the act of cutting off a child’s head with a sword. He had already hit him and was having another cut, but on seeing me he tried to aim the stroke at me, but missed; he was practically on the muzzle of my rifle. I shot him low in the groin. Behind him was a Jewish woman smothered in blood with a man I recognized as a[n Arab] police constable named Issa Sheriff from Jaffa. He was standing over the woman with a dagger in his hand. He saw me and bolted into a room close by and tried to shut me out-shouting in Arabic, “Your Honor, I am a policeman.” … I got into the room and shot him.”[8][23][24]” [-]

    “Numbers killed and injured

    In total, 67 Jews and 9 Arabs were killed.[32] Of the Jews killed, 59 died during the rioting and 8 more later succumbed to their wounds. They included a dozen women and three children under the age of three. Twenty-four of the victims were students from the Hebron yeshiva, seven of whom were American or Canadian. The bodies of 57 Jewish victims were buried in mass graves by Arabs, without regard to Jewish burial ritual. Most of the murdered Jews were of Ashkenazi descent, while 12 were Sephardi. 58 are thought to have been injured, including many women and children. One estimate put the figure at 49 seriously and 17 slightly wounded.[2] A letter from the Jews of Hebron to the High Commissioner described cases of torture, mutilation and rape.[33] Eighteen days after the massacre, the Jewish leadership requested that bodies be exhumed to ascertain whether deliberate mutilation had taken place.[34] But after 20 bodies had been disinterred and reburied, it was decided to discontinue. The bodies had been exposed for two days before burial and it was almost impossible to ascertain whether or not they had been subject to mutilations after or during the massacre.[35] No conclusions could therefore be made.[36]
    Reaction and response
    Commission of Enquiry

    The Shaw Commission was a British enquiry that investigated the violent rioting in Palestine in late August 1929. It described the massacre at Hebron:

    “About 9 o’clock on the morning of the 24th of August, Arabs in Hebron made a most ferocious attack on the Jewish ghetto and on isolated Jewish houses lying outside the crowded quarters of the town. More than 60 Jews – including many women and children – were murdered and more than 50 were wounded. This savage attack, of which no condemnation could be too severe, was accompanied by wanton destruction and looting. Jewish synagogues were desecrated, a Jewish hospital, which had provided treatment for Arabs, was attacked and ransacked, and only the exceptional personal courage displayed by Mr. Cafferata – the one British Police Officer in the town – prevented the outbreak from developing into a general massacre of the Jews in Hebron.”

    Source: wikipedia

    The article is a direct and unmitigated attempt to demonize Israeli Jews and revise historical record. Are Norwegians really that ignorant, gullible and conditioned to demonize Jews? Hard to believe in a nation that boasts such open-mindedness and enlightenment. There is something genuinely benighted and frankly frightening about this willingness to eat so readily the propaganda lies and distortions about Israel. I know we are supposed to be mature and grownup about these things and not make gratuitous innuendos but please, tell me, what else can we call this phenomenon except antisemitism? Shame on them.

  2. : )
    September 15, 2013 at 11:41 am

    Sorry McG but I found the woman that made this documentary interesting to know more about:

    Born in 1978 in Amsterdam, at the age of 12 Esther Hertog immigrated with her artist family to Israel. There she went to a high school of arts and studied photography. After graduation Esther worked several years as a nature and history tour guide for high school students in Israel From the age of twenty-one Esther traveled twice with her photo camera for long periods to Asia. The resulting photos were shown in a photography exhibition in Israel. Inspired by what she saw during her work as a tour guide and her travels she returned to the Netherlands for a BA study in Anthropology. Fortunately she found a way to combine her curiosity of human behavior AND her love for the Visual arts via Visual Anthropology – anthropological documentary filmmaking. Esther completed her BA with the documentary Ossama’s Dance, about a Palestinian male belly dancer. This film was screened at several acknowledged international anthropological film-festivals. As her interest in Visual Anthropology grew, Esther continued her studies and completed an MA in Visual anthropology at the Granada Centre at Manchester University, UK. She graduated with a film and thesis based on a two month anthropological research about a circus summer camp for children in a refugee camp in the Westbank titled Hope Despair Laughter. This documentary was also screened at several .international film-festivals Since her graduation in 2007 Esther has worked as camerawoman, researcher and editor on several film projects in the Netherlands, the Middle East and Rwanda. In the meanwhile she has also followed her other interest and became a certified Yoga and AcroYoga .teacher In 2009, while working for a Dutch TV production, Esther found herself being interviewed on a Palestinian rooftop in Hebron. This interview resulted in her being assaulted by a gang of young Israeli settler boys. This was a major turning point for Esther.

    Has she never been assaulted by non Jews? Why did she feel she had to change because she was accused for probably being a self hater or is it so that one put a stamp on one self if one are accused for being unstable?

  3. : )
    September 15, 2013 at 11:38 pm


    McG points at the ironic generations problems with facts. Everything hard question can be avoid by making a fool of the one that rise a problem. Personally do I think it comes from post modernistic thinkers attidtude and when ordinary people adpat this way of behaving, it lead one into a very dangerous situations where one hurt people that seek a truth that can give them a motivation. They get frustrated and need something to fight against to get over their felt lost. I feel that thinkers from the modernistic tradition has pointed at this as a danger all the time and one find the subject in most of the movies and songs that are produced.

    I just accept that for ordinary Norwegians Israel and Jews are not a topic they want to spend time on. When they make statement that all Jews are so and so, yes Noga then they are indeed antisemittic again as they where in 1814. When I was a child was I told that could not be St. Lucia because my hair was not Norwegian blond but feak one that got blond in the sun to fool the Norwegians. I was 7 years old Noga. A girl that had short hair and brown eyes asked the teacher if she could join in, and she as got a no to and that helped a lot there I stood with my tears. If young Israelis continue to think that there is no one that sees them that they have to fight on them own and spread hate on the web about Norway, Sweeden et,c based on some stupid people that are in places just because they have fuck the right person or has friends you will not hear the voice to people that want to give you a hand by standing up and show it in action. The girl that stood forward has admitted after that she to had her emotinal problems at school with this teacher, but she had promissed her self to not show it to the teacher.

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