Tag Archive for VG

Was Erna Solberg misquoted by VG?

Verdens Gang claims Erna Solberg compares contemporary anti-Muslim sentiment to anti-Semitism during the thirties. Erna Solberg herself denies having made any such comparison. McGonagall of Israelwhat comments on the issue. Erna Solberg believes McGonagall is confused. Who isn’t? On August…

School bus recap

What the Norwegian media has told us, and what it couldn’t be bothered to mention. Information in Norwegian about how Hamas targeted an Israeli school buss with an anti-tank missile yesterday has been almost exclusively channelled through one piece by…

Spanking-story trumps Libya-massacre

According to rumor, Ghadaffi yesterday sent in jets and helicopters against the demonstrators. Dagsavisen, Dagbladet and Aftenposten all cover this as their main story. VG however, has selected a “bring back the cane” story. One may ask whether VG, if…

VG on Israel and Hamas

VG offers this article today, on Israel and Hamas (Unauthorized translation): NEXT WAR WITH HAMAS WILL BE MORE DIFFICULT Verdens Gang, Erlend Skevik Israel had the opinion only a few months after the Gaza war that Hamas had regained its military…

Gentleman politician suggests ban on Hizb

Hans Olav Syversen (Christian Democrats) is a well-mannered gentleman who can always be counted on in the fight anti-Semitism. Verdens Gang publishes an article today where Syversen makes his mind known on Hizb ut Tahrir and Qaradawi. A few quotes:…

Minister of Defence boycotts Israel

It is against official policy to boycott Israel. Yet 10 percent of Norwegians say they already have initiated a personal boycott of Israel, two boroughs in Oslo have declared a boycott of Israel, dockers have blockaded Israeli ships, and recently…

VG: Framing the debate

After the FMG flotiall violated the blockade, Norway’s largest newspaper Verdens Gang ran a question and answer session for its readers which already from the onset framed the debate in favor of the Palestinian narrative. Line Khateeb from the Palestinakomitee…

Parliamentarians in kaffiyehs

As the screenshot above from Verdens Gang shows us, Norwegian parliamentarians are draping themselves in kaffiyehs – in protest against Israel. This is a perfect illustration of what this blog is dedicated to investigate: how solidarity with Palestine, merged with…

VG on Bishops’ Boycott

Verdens Gang (VG) is Norway’s largest daily. In today’s editorial the newspaper claims that the Bishops Boycott is, pretty much, a walk down nonsense street. Unauthorized translation: We believe that the Bishops ought to bury the though of a boycott…

VG: “Besieged by enemies”

Today’s editorial, December 5th, in Norway’s largest daily Verdens Gang (VG), by Hanne Skartveit is about Israel and titled “Besieged by enemies”.  Unauthorized translation: Israelis feel threatened on their lives. They do not desire a Palestinian state without leaders they…