Disingenuous NRK tells only half the story.

lifted from miff.no ,rubbish google translate. Do go to the original story and check out the links MIFF has provided to show the gravity of NRK’s error.

Pipe bombs and stone throwing was blacked out by interviewing

NRK Sunday evening news withheld material information about the incident to benefit of Palestinian violence.
Tor-Bjorn Nordgaard
09/14/2015 1:09 p.m.

Those of NRK Sunday revue viewers who missed out some other media coverage of the events on the Temple Mount in Jerusalem yesterday, must be left with a twisted idea of ​​Israeli security forces. The NRK message can hardly leave any different understanding than that Israeli forces were only looking to disturb the praying Muslims and prevent Muslim youths in visiting a holy place. Here is the entire text was read out on Sunday NRK evening news on September 13 news anchor Jarle Roheim Håkonsen:
“Israeli soldiers and police officers stormed in the morning hours today around al-Aqsa mosque in Jerusalem, used shock grenades and arrested several Palestinians who had gathered for morning prayer. The unrest began when Israeli security forces denied Palestinian men under 50 access to the area. Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas takes powerful distance from what he describes as “attack on Islam’s third holiest site.” ”
Here you can see the element.
How can newsroom in NRK defend that they form such an obviously distorted image of a situation?
Journalists in Israeli newspapers had published far more detailed information about the incident for hours until Sunday evening news aired. NRK withheld material information about the incident to the advantage of Palestinian violence. Then they proceed to make themselves available as microphone stands for the Palestinian President, without taking into account any Israeli counterpart. They could for example have included this statement from Israel’s security minister Gilad Erdan (as MIFF to publish them two hours before the Sunday evening news was sent)
– It is unacceptable that Muslim insurgents who barricaded themselves on Temple Square in night, can and will make this holy place into a battle zone, including throwing stones, shooting fireworks directly against security forces and even take bombs into the square, says Israel’s security minister Gilad Erdan.
Pipe bombs and attack plans revealed
The real background of the Israeli security forces’ intervention on Temple Square early Sunday morning, according to Ynetnews.com started Saturday night. When police found several pipe bombs in an apartment in East Jerusalem. Meanwhile barricaded a gang of  Palestinian youth inside the al-Aqsa Mosque on Temple Square. Some of the youngsters were masked. The youth brought a stock of stones and fireworks, and blocked the doors to the mosque with materials they had brought along. Police intelligence was that youths were planning a violent uprising against Jews who were visiting the Temple Mount on the Jewish calendar’s New Year’s Eve, Sunday evening.
Ha’aretz also reports that youths had barricaded themselves in the mosque. Israeli police forces visited the place early Sunday morning to stop the planned riots. The rebels in the mosque responded by attacking police by throwing stones and fireworks at them.
Police said they also found pipe bombs lying ready at the mosque.
Times of Israel and Jerusalem Post tells the same story.
No Israeli media confirms NRK’s ​​claim that they were just “gathered for morning prayers.”
Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said according to Ha’aretz that Israel “will do everything possible to ensure that the status quo and law and order is maintained on the Temple Mount.” He adds that it was Israel’s “right and duty to react against insurgents to protect religious freedom.” Israel’s security forces “will react resolutely and immediately against those who throw stones, fireworks or pipe bombs,” said Netanyahu.
But NRK thought it was enough to quote Mahmoud Abbas with one of his Israel-bashing slogans.
One of the things the Broadcasting Council  previously has criticized NRK for is to not distinguish adequately between propaganda and documentable information. Maybe it’s time to remind state channel that the importance of this distinction has not become smaller since then.

11 comments for “Disingenuous NRK tells only half the story.

  1. motti
    September 18, 2015 at 2:47 am

    Just a quickie and nothing much to do with this subject.
    However, in the UK check out the website Future Learn which offers free participation in many courses. Starting next month is “The Holocaust.” Many posts are from north and south America, Europe etc.

    The course is promoted by Yad VaShem and looks really worthwhile

    Shabbat Shalom


  2. Herbie
    September 20, 2015 at 2:54 pm

    Europe’s Alarming Push to Isolate Israel By Alan Dershowitz | 11 Mar 2014

    Why are so many of the grandchildren of Nazis and Nazi collaborators who
    brought us the Holocaust once again declaring war on the Jews?

    Why have we seen such an increase in anti-Semitism and irrationally virulent
    anti-Zionism in western Europe?

    To answer these questions, a myth must first be exposed. That myth is the
    one perpetrated by the French, the Dutch, the Norwegians, the Swiss, the
    Belgians, the Austrians, and many other western Europeans: namely that the
    Holocaust was solely the work of German Nazis aided perhaps by some Polish,
    Ukrainian, Latvian, Lithuanian, and Estonian collaborators.


    The Holocaust was perpetrated by Europeans: by Nazi sympathizers and collaborators among the French, Dutch, Norwegians, Swiss, Belgians, Austrians and other Europeans, both Western and Eastern.

    If the French government had not deported to the death camps more Jews than
    their German occupiers asked for; if so many Dutch and Belgian citizens and
    government officials had not cooperated in the roundup of Jews; if so many
    Norwegians had not supported Quisling; if Swiss government officials and
    bankers had not exploited Jews; if Austria had not been more Nazi than the
    Nazis, the Holocaust would not have had so many Jewish victims.

    In light of the widespread European complicity in the destruction of
    European Jewry, the pervasive anti-Semitism and irrationally hateful
    anti-Zionism that has recently surfaced throughout western Europe toward
    Israel should surprise no one.

    “Oh no,” we hear from European apologists. “This is different. We don’t hate
    the Jews. We only hate their nation-state. Moreover, the Nazis were
    right-wing. Were left-wing, so we can’t be anti-Semites.”


    The hard left has a history of anti-Semitism as deep and enduring as the
    hard right. The line from Voltaire to Karl Marx, to Levrenti Beria, to
    Robert Faurisson, to todays hard-left Israel bashers is as straight as the
    line from Wilhelm Mars to the persecutors of Alfred Dreyfus to Hitler.

    The Jews of Europe have always been crushed between the Black and the Red –
    victims of extremism whether it be the ultra-nationalism of Khmelnitsky to
    the ultra-anti-Semitism of Stalin.

    “But some of the most strident anti-Zionists are Jews, such as Norman
    Finkelstein and even Israelis such as Gilad Atzmon. Surely they can’t be

    Why not? Gertrude Stein and Alice Toklas collaborated with the Gestapo.
    Atzmon, a hard leftist, describes himself as a proud self-hating Jew and
    admits that his ideas derive from a notorious anti-Semite.

    He denies that the Holocaust is historically proved but he believes that
    Jews may well have killed Christian children to use their blood to bake
    Passover matzah. And he thinks it’s “rational” to burn down synagogues.

    Finkelstein believes in an international Jewish conspiracy that includes
    Steven Spielberg, Leon Uris, Eli Wiesel, and Andrew Lloyd Webber!

    “But Israel is doing bad things to the Palestinians,” the European
    apologists insist, “and we are sensitive to the plight of the underdog.”

    No, you’re not! Where are your demonstrations on behalf of the oppressed
    Tibetans, Georgians, Syrians, Armenians, Kurds, or even Ukrainians? Where
    are your BDS movements against the Chinese, the Russians, the Cubans, the
    Turks, or the Assad regime?

    Only the Palestinians, only Israel ? Why? Not because the Palestinians are
    more oppressed than these and other groups.

    Only because their alleged oppressors are Jews and the nation-state of the
    Jews. Would there be demonstrations and BDS campaigns on behalf of the
    Palestinians if they were oppressed by Jordan or Egypt ?

    Oh, wait! The Palestinians were oppressed by Egypt and Jordan . Gaza was an
    open-air prison between 1948 and 1967, when Egypt was the occupying power.
    And remember Black September, when Jordan killed more Palestinians than
    Israel did in a century? I dont remember any demonstration or BDS campaigns
    — because there werent any.

    When Arabs occupy or kill Arabs, Europeans go ho-hum. But when Israel opens
    a soda factory in Maale Adumim, which even the Palestinian leadership
    acknowledges will remain part of Israel in any peace deal, Oxfam parts ways
    with Scarlett Johansson for advertising a soda company that employs hundreds
    of Palestinians

    Keep in mind that Oxfam has provided “aid and material support” to two
    anti-Israel terrorist groups, according to the Tel Aviv-based Israeli Law

    The hypocrisy of so many hard-left western Europeans would be staggering if
    it were not so predictable based on the sordid history of Western Europe’s
    treatment of the Jews.

    Even England , which was on the right side of the war against Nazism, has a
    long history of anti-Semitism, beginning with the expulsion of the Jews in
    1290 to the notorious White Paper of 1939, which prevented the Jews of
    Europe from seeking asylum from the Nazis in British-mandated Palestine .
    And Ireland , which vacillated in the war against Hitler, boasts some of the
    most virulent anti-Israel rhetoric.

    The simple reality is that one cannot understand the current western
    European left-wing war against the nation-state of the Jewish people without
    first acknowledging the long-term European war against the Jewish people

    Theodore Herzl understood the pervasiveness and irrationality of European
    anti-Semitism, which led him to the conclusion that the only solution to
    Europe’s Jewish problem was for European Jews to leave that bastion of Jew
    hatred and return to their original homeland, which is now the state of
    Israel .

    None of this is to deny Israel’s imperfections or the criticism it justly
    deserves for some of its policies. But these imperfections and deserved
    criticism cannot even begin to explain, must less justify, the
    disproportionate hatred directed against the only nation-state of the Jewish
    people and the disproportionate silence regarding the far greater
    imperfections and deserved criticism of other nations and groups including
    the Palestinians.

    Nor is this to deny that many western European individuals and some western
    European countries have refused to succumb to the hatred against the Jews or
    their state. The Czech Republic comes to mind. But far too many western
    Europeans are as irrational in their hatred toward Israel as their
    forbearers were in their hatred toward their Jewish neighbours.

    As author Amos Oz once aptly observed: the walls of his grandparents’ Europe
    were covered with graffiti saying, “Jews, go to Palestine .” Now they say,
    “Jews, get out of Palestine ” ? by which is meant Israel ..

    Who do these western European bigots think theyre fooling? Only fools who
    want to be fooled in the interest of denying that they are manifesting new
    variations on their grandparents’ old biases.

    Any objective person with an open mind, open eyes, and an open heart must
    see the double standard being applied to the nation-state of the Jewish
    people. Many doing so are the grandchildren of those who lethally applied a
    double standard to the Jews of Europe in the 1930s and 1940s.

    For shame!


  3. Eric R.
    September 21, 2015 at 7:37 am


    So why, like a marxist-blinded kapo, does Dershowtiz continue to support Obama?

    Because he will keep abortion legal right up until 39 weeks?

  4. September 22, 2015 at 1:42 am

    Or maybe he just is a through and through Democrat? Presidents come and go, but a man is entitled to his political beliefs.

  5. Dov
    September 22, 2015 at 2:42 am

    Guys you are so correct! Hebie vey well written piece, axiomatic in all respects. We cannot rely on anyone but ourselves and our nation state.

    With that we must be sympathetic and show empathy to the weak and downtrodden. Not follow right wing govt line blindly. He/they are often wrong. But it’s our prerogative, not any of the Scandinavians, European lefties and Marxist Leninists.

    Jews, Israel will prevail!

    Gmar Hatima Tova, Shana Tova to all…..

  6. Eric R.
    September 23, 2015 at 12:47 pm

    “Or maybe he just is a through and through Democrat? Presidents come and go, but a man is entitled to his political beliefs.”

    A man is also entitled to change his political beliefs when those beliefs have betrayed him.

    The famous socialist economist John Maynard Keynes once wrote a paper where he supported a rather “Un-Keynsian” position, and when asked about his change of heart, was reputed to have said “When the facts change, I change my mind. What do you do, sir?”

    For Dershowitz, he knows the facts have changed, but he cannot bring himself to change his mind in spite of that.

  7. Herbie
    September 25, 2015 at 8:46 am

    I think his essay stands or falls on its merits. have never been a big fan of explaining things by reference to the author’s predilections

  8. Herbie
    September 25, 2015 at 8:49 am

    Here is a variation on the Dershowitz theme:

    According to Kuwait’s Fahd al-Shalami, Chairman of the Gulf Forum for Peace and Security, Kuwait refuses to take Arab/Muslim refugees because, “In the end, you cannot accept other people — from a different background, from another place, who have psychological or neurological problems, or trauma — and just bring them into your society.”

    Such are the words of an Arab Muslim concerning fellow Arab Muslims — the same ones the West is eager to accommodate.

    Imagine the more commonsensical reasons Shalami could’ve given if Kuwait were not Islamic, and those trying to enter it were screaming Islamic supremacist slogans — as they do in the West?

  9. motti
    September 26, 2015 at 5:09 pm

    Herbie, your piece is extremely well composed. only problem is that it poses even more questions rather than answers.

    There is no doubt that the influx of millions of Muslims have increased dramatically the hatred towards Jews in europe. The Gates of Poitiers and vienna have been shaken to the core, due to the stupidity asnd ignorance of the EU. This august and totally ignorant and corrupt body is the casuse of so much hate.

    when I, as young Jewish many of 21 went to work with the US military in Germany, most people weree shocked and surprised. My first poiunt of call was the army base in Bamberg. A restaurant waiter saw my Magen David, which I did not hide nor flash it, and became extremely rude and manhanmdled me. Very unforunate for him, as I hit the sob so hard on his jaw and gut his head snapped back against a heavy door and knoocked himself out. I was cheered and supported by some younmg US army blokes. There was much more to add, but another time. I have never hid the fact that I am Jewish and today a strong Zionist.

    The de-nazification of the Krauts was a disgrace, thanks to the USA’s fear of the Soviet Union an d had to butter up Germany with all the Marshall Aid. Funilly enough the only time that I encountered anything against being Jewish was wiin sigonella air Naval Station in Sicily. I presented myself to the security desk and showed my clearance and US civilian card with rank as Captain shown. A brown shoe ratring was there and said with a smile on his face., Oh man, not a Limey, two things I can’t stand are Limeys and Jews. I laughed and replied well you have both rigfht with me. He was shocked and very embarrerase and said that he had never met a Jew in his life and would not recognise one if he did. He was unable to apologise sufficiently about the remark regarding Jews. It was of course a a joke and I accpetd it as such. We became very good friends and I showed him around London and he stayed with my parents even when I was not there. He was a real gentleman from Beach N. Dakota. Sadly, he was killed in Viet Nam when a wing from his aircraft fell off, along with all the others on board.

    I visited his family with my father and sister when they arrived Toronto.
    We journeyed across Canada towards Vancouver, as my father’s sister lived in Bellingham,Wash. His family., Roman Catholics could not do enough for us, his sister and I keep in touch and have remained friends all tihs time.

    My point is this, let people know what you are, even with humour if only to suss the other person out. Example, when i arrived at a base, my English accent was quite evident and I would occasionally recieve the comment “hey you’re a Limey? Well F**k the queeen.” I juust looked at themwith a faint smile and repol;ied., ” I don’t thoing much of your taste.. however, if that ‘s what you want, fine. you can F**k Elizabeth and I will F**k Jackie Kennedy.” This was met with a laugh and “hey, you’re okay man.”

    I have had so many arguements and yes, fights too, being Jewish and a supporter of Israel. I faced arrest at Speakers Corner at Hyde Park in London, where I helped to man the Likud stand witrh a huger Israeli flag. I protested to a police inspector about the lkanguage used by a Nazi, and was warned that if I said another word, I too would be arrested. A Jewish lawyer heard the inspector tell me thast Hyde Park was a nice place befre you lot spoiled it. The inspecotr was warned another word from him and the lawasyer would seek to proisecute him for a racist smear. One of my friends belted a real ilttle Nazi from Mauritius and knocked his front teeth down his throat. I have witnessed a Paki draw a stilleto and threaten some Jewish people. The police frog marched him away and released. The following day, 12 Jews appeared in court arrested for threatening behaviour.

    Hate towards us is the known as The Longest Hate. It is still practised by the church and the socialist Nazis and fascists. soem right wing too. A demonstration inLondon with the Nazi Party ain support of the Muslims against the Jews. Thta is a rerun of history with Hitlker and the Grand Mufti, appointed by london during the Mandat.

    My very proudest moment was to recieve my automatic and bible at a night time ceremony on a hilltop overlooking the Dead Sea, with fire burning. I swore never again to allow Jew hating swine to get away with anything, no matter how small their actions. I have been questionned by leftwing Jews would I shoot one of thme if they were to cross the border with evil intent with their Arab friends. My reply was “”without doubt and with pleasure,”

    Immediately after the Yom Kippur War, the left had a demo along Dizengoff St in Tel Aviv marching along arm in arm with Arabs with their placerds held high. One large paintinmg stretched across the street showed a fat Jew with cigar (Goebells would have been pleased) counting out dollar bills, while Israeli soldiers were enmeshed on the barbed wire oviously dead. I was absolutely disgusted and felt that these peopel shouyld go to their friends in Ramallah and live there. They did not deserve to live in Israel. what absolute traitors!

  10. Herbie
    September 27, 2015 at 12:17 pm

    We have all had our share or fights and I applaud you for standing up. However, I am not quite sure what your description has to do with antthing I posted

  11. motti
    September 28, 2015 at 1:52 am

    Herbie, the original item concerns the Temple mount. t mentioned the Islamic impact on Europe.

    I did not post a food recipe, rather, a personal recipe, believing that a quiet a disciplined approach is the best. to meet head on aggression by quiet force is I believe best.

    I described my personal experience in Germany, although there is much more, which I would not bore you with.

    I met Amos Oz on his kibbutz when I worked there as a volunteer many years ago. I mentioned my disgust at Israeli extreme or not left wingers marching arm in arm with Arabs holding a poster thast goebbels could have designed. Perhaps, if you had been there to watch, I believe that you too, would have fel;t the same. Certainly, I am sure Eric R. would have done, as well as Dov.

    US politics today? I prefer to ask questions rather than make statements.

    Perhaps we all moved away from the original article, which in itself is no crime, is it?

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