Norwegian politics

In defense of freedom to be Jewish

High energy defense of the right to embrace and to transmit Jewish identity lifted from dagbladet.no, with a pretty decent google translate Minimum age on religion To introduce a minimum 16 years for male circumcision will mean that we put…

of mice and men…

A couple of months ago, we learned about a wooly little Norwegian singer, who decided against accepting an invitation to play in Israel, citing alleged illegal construction on the West bank, and principally, that he really, really disliked the feeling…

Humpty-dumpty is going to lead the NATO

And Manfred Gerstenfeld shows the lunacy of this choice… lifted from jpost.com NATO’s new secretary-general: Problematic not only for Israel By MANFRED GERSTENFELD 04/06/2014 21:50 The Cold War is history, so why continue to maintain a transatlantic military alliance? A…

Holocaust memorial stumbling stones vandalized

lifted from document.no ( not very widely reported in Norwegian mainstream media) Vandalism against memorial to Norwegian Jews Christian Skaug  27.02.2014 . In September 2011, stumbling stones were inaugurated outside Maridal road 11 A in  memory of Leopold Karl Kirschner (1865-1943),…

Bits and bobs from Norwegian press

PEACE PROCESS, IN SPITE OF ALL Dagsavisen 2014 02 03 p 2, 3, Roger Hercz Summary. A balanced account on the peace talks between Israelis and Palestinians; pointing to internal dissent, both among Palestinians and Israelis, being the main factor stalling…

Marking the Holocaust Day

I don’t know, somehow, Sidsel Wold only sounds mean and biased when she highlights shortcomings in the Israeli society with regards to the admittedly difficult situation for many of the remaining Holocaust survivors. She just doesn’t compare to the witty…