Tag Archive for Kåre Willoch

QED NRK

NRK has its knickers in a twist over the Auditor General’s decision to audit the national (taxpayer-funded) broadcasting corporation routines and controls to ensure compliance with its ethical standards. Even though it is painfully obvious to everyone except the editorial…

Kåre Willoch goes to campus

Former US ambassador Benson K. Whitney has described former PM Kåre Willoch (Conservatives) as a “shrill, anti-Israeli voice”. This month Mr. Willoch’s shrieks at us from Campus magazine. While the former statesman speaks at length on diverse and sundry, he…

Audun Lysbakken: “Willoch is king”

Audun Lysbakken is next-in-command in the Socialist Left (Sosialistisk Venstreparti), second only to Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen. On January 8th Ms. Halvorsen partook in a rally where there were calls of “death to the jews“. Even though this was recorded…

Benny Morris: “Kåre Willoch lies”

There is unfortunately no “anti-Norwegian” smear campaign to blame. When Norway looks bad it’s because prominent Norwegians, in their endeavours to smear Israel, occassionally go wrong and smear themselves by accident. The most recent example is Trettebergstuen’s attribution of a…

As good as it gets

As good as it gets Retriever (a media analysis tool) show us how Norwegian newspapers cover Israel more than any other Middle Eastern state. The media’s message, implicitly or explicitly, is that a) The Palestinian refugee crisis was caused by…

Morris vs Willoch ?

Israeli historian Benny Morris visits Oslo for a conference on Israel on June 6th. He speaks. Twice. I’m so psyched.  The organizer, The Norwegian Organization With Israel for Peace (MIFF), writes: The main topic of the conference is Palestinian and Jewish…

‘A wave of aggression’

In an op-ed to Aftenposten, an Israeli citizen tells of how he, during the 27 years he has lived in Norway, has experienced a wave of aggression against Israel. Excerpt from Aftenposten op-ed “A wave of aggression“: I am a…

Quotes from Norwegian leaders

  Respected Norwegian leaders on Israel: Leader for Høyre (Norwegian Conservatives) Erna Solberg shares some Scandinavian wisdom in Dagsavisen on March 2nd: “Israel wants the Palestinians to make concessions before they can give anyting back, but Israel needs to understand…

The return of an insult

(This article is translated from Morgenbladet 06.02.09) A swearword returns Anti-Semitism is growing in secret, it is said. But where? We searched for the great Norwegian anti-Semitism. We found fear, rhetorical imprecision and a new old swearword. By Marius Lien An…

Willoch rides again

01.02.09 Kåre Willoch comments on Israel in today’s Aftenposten (a major Norwegian daily). Willoch is a longtime polician representing Høyre (the Conservatives), and served as Prime Minister from 1981 to 1986. Willoch is an active participant in any debate concerning…

The flag of Hezbollah

Anti-Israeli and anti-semite sentiment is running high here in Oslo.  Now please look at the photograph below. This photo of anti-Israeli protesters was taken on January 8th in downtown Oslo, right in front of the Stortinget (Norwegian Parliament building), during…