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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…

VG: reports on upcoming meeting between Israel, PA; reports on alleged house demolition in West Bank but forgets to mention Palestinian football goalie shooting spree with mates from Red Crescent

Israeli and Palestinian negotiators to meet this week Palestinian and Israeli negotiators will meet over the next few days and hold the first official meeting in over two months, according to a Palestinian official. - There are currently ongoing preparations with the Israelis to hold a meeting between Saeb Erakat and Yitzhak Molcho over…

Sara Azmeh Rasmussen: The Muslim Jew Hate

Sara is a Norwegian writer of Syrian origin. Her journey through life is one well worth reading about, and her ideas on freedom – on personal freedom and responsibilities – are of the kind that push boundaries: Lifted from Aftenposten…

A political science researcher first says it is OK to threaten to kill Jews but not to burn down the Synagogue, then retracts, claiming that he merely referred to a supreme court decision

Its quite appropriate to incite terror (NTB excerpts from article in Vaart Land). The Norwegian political science researcher Kristian Skagen Ekeli thinks it’s outright reasonable that extreme expressions and incitement to terror take place in a democracy. Kristian Skagen Ekeli is…

Malmø, Sweden, a really bad neighbor

Malmø… Previously a lovely town where most people regardless of ethnic and religious background would feel welcome. No longer. With disgusting mayor Ilmar Reepalu, from Estonia, a country with less than spotless history for their treatment of Jews, that image…

An (un)popular story not told in Norway

Norwegian NGO’s and media prefer to cast Israel as the meanie, and the Palestinians as the hapless and helpless, in particular when it comes to health care and emergency care. Lifted from Miff.no 115,000 sick Palestinians treated in Israel The cooperation between Israelis and Palestinians is growing in…