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Summer lull

Dear friends Summer… but no holidays for me… yet. I have loads of paperwork to plow through before I can pack that bag and head for a nice beach somewhere (rumors have it that I am bound for the Caribbean,…

Happy 17th of May

Once more, we gather under our flag to celebrate our freedom. Each 17th of May,  the Jewish community in Oslo organize a formal and serene  commemoration of Henrik Wergeland, the son of one of the member of the Constituent  Assembly…

Kristin Halvorsen’s real game

At the debate at Litteraturhuset, (college drop-out) Kristin Halvorsen, appeared officially as the minister of (mis) education (SV is nothing if not Orwellian), but really as a representative of SV and the “red-green” coalitition. Kristin Halvorsen knows it, SV knows…

Vinmonopolet’s foreign policy

The current Norwegian coalition government has pretty much demolished any diplomatic credibility it once had by self-righteously chastising Israel at every turn. The Palestinian leadership – who are not fools – are thankful for the useful idiocy Norwegian officials provide,…

Galtung lets it rip

Johan Galtung takes credit for inventing the notion that peace is a desirable condition, making it clear that his field of work (“peace studies”) is the one true pursuit of humankind’s nobler instincts. All those other fields – like history,…

Støre in a bit of a pickle

FM Støre, or as we call him here, Teflon-Støre, now has found himself in a bit of a pickle; In 2008, the Foreign Ministry awarded NOK 6 million for a development project in the High North, ostensibly initiated by the…

Sidsel Wold, never to be confused by facts

As expected, there is a lot of praise for Günter Grass’s missive in rhyme against Israel’s imagined plans to annihilate Iran with a pre-emptive nuclear strike. One interesting perspective comes from Sidsel Wold, for several years the Norwegian Broadcasting Corporation’s…

Easter Holiday lull goes on

Apart form indignant oped’s by NTNU professors in response to the rather pathetic “poem” by Gunter Grass, and some fairly neutral reports on Israel’s decision to give the narcissist author the persona non grata treatment, pretty much nothing else has…

Dagbladet: A letter from Knut Rød

Lifted from Dagbladet A letter from Knut Rød Knut Rød has become the symbol of the betrayal by the Norwegian police during WWII. Asbjorn Svarstad asva@dagbladet.no (Dagbladet): “Summon NN and let him know that his obvious friendship with the Jew…