A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NEWS RELATED TO ISRAEL ON MONDAY 2014 07 21

THE PROGRESSIVES AND HAMAS

Dagsavisen 2014 07 21

Editorial

It is likely the role of a broker prevents Norwegian authorities from putting what others refers to as terrorists into this category.

FM Børge Brende (Conservatives) has confirmed Norway is in negotiation with Hamas in the Middle East. Meanwhile, coalition partners of the Progressives opens the door to following the example of the EU; putting this organization on a list of terrorists, as reported by Klassekampen (Translator’s note: Marxist daily) ahead of this weekend.

As of today, Norway relates to the UNs list over terrorists, in which Al Qaeda, Taliban and related groups are listed as terrorist. The EU list is more extensive; including the Hams and the Tamil Tigers (LTTE). Norway is only duty bound to sanction those on UNs list.

If Norway had put Hamas on the list of terrorists; and also the LTTE in Sri Lanka, this would have been in breach of long term lines of Norwegian foreign policy. Good diplomatic connections and work in a far future perspective has given us a role as a peace broker in Sri Lanka and a unique role in the Middle East conflict.

It is likely this broker role has prevented Norwegian authorities from categorizing what other refers to as terrorism.

“Norwegian commitment to peace talks may be somewhat overblown. The self-image may very likely be larger than the role we actually play. We shall contribute to the best of our capabilities; however, protecting our own citizens should be the first priority”, as stated by Christian Tybring-Gjedde of the Progressives, being a member of the Storting’s Committee on Defense and Foreign Policy, to Klassekampen.

We are in agreement with Tybring-Gjedde over the Norwegian self-image being overblown at times; we disagree over his conclusions. Some extra condemnation from small Norway hardly puts any more power behinds demands set by the larger countries. As a bridge-builder and peace broker, we can make a difference.

The Middle East conflict is escalating by every day; taking ever more victims. It is more than important than ever that somebody has credibility, being able to talk to both parties.

 

Gaza conflict

LAYMEN IN INTERNATIONAL LAW

Verdens Gang 2014 07 19, Therese Sollien

(Op-ed)

 

A well-researched and commonsensical op-ed on Norwegian media and politicians; being attacked over lacking legal competence in international law, thereby misinterpreting Israeli actions and intentions in the context of proportionality.

 

SOLDIER-HOSTAGE MAY BE OUTRIGHT PROPAGANDA

Verdens Gang 2014 07 21, Eirik Linaker Berglund, Harald Berg Sævareid

(Article)

Links to video.

IDF denies claims over IDF soldier having been captured in Gaza. Norwegian defense and security analysts tend to believe these claims are of little value; no videos or images of alleged hostage Shaul Aaron having been published.

Also, this article reports of the killed “militants” at border to Israel. 

 

 AT LEAST FIVE KILLED IN BOMBING OF GAZA HOSPITAL

Aftenposten 2014 07 21, NTB

(Article)

AFP reports of five killed in IDF shooting at the Al Aqsa hospital in Gaza. IRC evacuates staff from area. Article refers to 500 dead since start of war, ten “militants” killed upon attempting to enter Israel.

 

AT LEAST FIVE KILLED, SCORES WOUNDED IN ATTACK ON GAZA HOSPITAL

Dagbladet 2014 07 21, Trym Mogen

(Article)

AFP claims Israel has attacked Gaza hospital, Mads Gilbert makes statement:

“The hospital’s oxygen equipment and elevators are destroyed. It all so absurd, being a new level at this war. Israel shuns nothing. There are are children, women, the elderly and bedridden patients. This is pure butchery, says Gilbert, watching the smoke from the hospital, watching TV reports in the country, to Dagbladet”.

Pro-Pal activism

YOU ARE THE SPAWN OF SATAN- COME ON FRIENDS, LET’S TAKE THEM DOWN, ONE BY ONE

Dagbladet 2014 07 21, Jonas Sverrison Rasch

Pro-Israel NGO Miff reports pro-Pal activist to the police over alleged threats. Charming pro-Pal activist Elisabeth Norman states intent to “take down” Israelis is really no threat, even though they are the spawn of the devil and child killers every one of them.

 

National demo this demo in front of the Parliament organized by the two main pro-Pal org’s in Norway; Palestinakomiteen and Fellesutvalget for Palestina. This is the biggest so far; 2100 “attending” on FB:

The four main focuses:

•             Stop Israel’s bombing!

•             Lift the blockade of Gaza!

•             The occupation must cease!

•             The government must take responsibility – demand that Israel will follow international law

List of participants:

Landsorganisasjonen i Norge – The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO)

Fagforbundet – Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees

Norsk Transportarbeiderforbund – The Norwegian Transport Workers’ Union

Industri Energi – Industry Energy trade union

Fellesorganisasjonen – Norwegian Union of Social Educators and Social Workers

Norsk Nærings- og Nytelsesmiddelarbeiderforbund –trade union

EL & IT Forbundet – The Electrician and IT workers union

Norsk Jernbaneforbund – Norwegian railroad association

LO i Oslo – The Norwegian Confederation of Trade Unions (LO) in OSlo

Industri Energi Ungdom – Industry Energy trade union youth

Fagforbundet Ungdom – Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees, Youth

Handel og Kontor Ungdom – Trade and Office trade union, youth

Palestinerleir – The palestine camp

Ship to Gaza

Venner av Jerusalem/Al-Quds – friends of jerusalem/Al-Quds

Akulbi – Academic and Cultural boycott of the State of Israel

Norsk Folkehjelp Solidaritetsungdom – Norwegian People’s aid solidarity youth

Norsk Folkehjelp – Norwegian People’s Aid

Palestinsk forening Watan – the palestinian association Watan

Den Palestinske Forening i Norge – the palestinian association in Norway

Den Palestinske Kvinneforening – the palestinian women’s association

Fatahbevegelsen i Norge – Fatah movement in Norway

Blitz – Blitz is an anarchist, communist and socialist youth community in Oslo

Islamsk Råd Norge – Islamic Council Norway

Rødt – the Red Party

Rød Ungdom – The Red Party Youth Party

SV – The Socialist PArty

Sosialistisk Ungdom – Socialist youth party

AUF – Labor Party youth

Miljøpartiet De Grønne – The Green Party

Grønn Ungdom – the green youth Party

Ungkommunistene – Youth Communist party

NKP – norwegian Communist Party

Internasjonale sosialister – International socialists

Kommunistisk plattform – Communist Platform

Norges Kristelige Studentforbund – Norwegian Christian Student Association

 

Hate pages of the day.

Loony left Marxist group “Tjen folket:

“Smash Israel”!

 

Neo-Nazi website “Vitnet”

Blames media over anti-Putin statements; and over not hating Israel enough.

True solidarity!

On this day:

On this day in 1851, the 2nd article to the Constitution of Norway was amended, allowing Jews the right to enter and reside in this country.

 

1 comment for “A BRIEF SUMMARY OF NEWS RELATED TO ISRAEL ON MONDAY 2014 07 21

  1. motti
    July 22, 2014 at 3:53 am

    No shortage of Israel/Jew hating organisations in Norway then. Overkill is more than just a pun word here.

    No mention of the IDF opening a field hospital to treat wounded/injured local Arabs
    No mention of the WAFA hospital in Gaza being a rocket launching site.
    No mention that 20 missiles were handed over by UNWRA to local government officials (Hamas)

    I will continue to state that even with a more supportive and understanding government (Brende?) Norway is allied in cause of Hamas and supports its actions and demonises Israel. Therefore, Norway is to be considered an enemy state and all diplomatic relations should be severed forthwith. Hopefully, when this sad episode is over, Israel will remember the continuing actions of Norway and will heed this recommendation

    With all that is going on, I thought that norwegian would have made some comments

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