Norway and Anti-Semitism


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According to the country’s largest paper, Verdens Gang, the Norwegian government financed the Gaza War trip of two extreme left-wing physicians, Mads Gilbert and Erik Fosse, through a development organization. They spread their anti-Israel hatred widely, via the international media, but failed to mention the fact that the Hamas leadership was camped in the hospital where they were working. After 9-11, Gilbert had told the daily Dagbladet that the mass murders by Arabs in the U.S. were justified. Norway is a NATO ally of the U.S. One would expect that government ministers in a democracy would have nothing to do with someone who justifies terror, leave alone against an ally. Yet Stoltenberg called the physicians in Gaza and stated that all of Norway stood behind them. Later, Gilbert and Fosse wrote a book in which they claimed that Israel went into Gaza to kill women and children. This is a new version of the classic anti-Semitic blood libel. Stoere wrote a back cover comment for the book.

When President Obama appointed Rahm Emanuel as his Chief of Staff, former Conservative Prime Minister Kare Willoch stated that the appointment of a Jew to that position was bad for the peace process. In a rare public reaction, a Norwegian Jewish journalist, Mona Levin, called him an anti-Semite.

Another extreme example of government-sponsored incitement occurred in autumn 2010, when the Norwegian government co-financed an exhibition of anti-Israel hate graphics from the artist Hakon Gullvag, in Damascus. The Norwegian Jewish community, in light of its dependence on the government, often does not react publicly to such acts of hate. However, when a leading daily, Aftenposten, printed one of Gullvags works Oslo’s rabbi, Yoav Melchior, could no longer remain silent. He wrote that he hid the paper from his son. One can give tens of other such examples of hate promotion.

To understand all this one has to know that the ruling cultural elite in Norway largely consists of Labor Party and Far Left constituents. Its worldview dominates politics, media, universities, culture, trade unions, NGOs, the official churches and so on. It is characterized by a far-reaching lack of self-doubt and self-criticism with an overlay of Marxism. This combination often produces a mixture of arrogance, shamelessness, lack of morality and intellectual dishonesty. The elite has succeeded in misinforming a large part of the population about Israel. This supports the expansion of anti-Semitism.

With such a mindset, it is easy for the ‘progressive’ elite to abuse their positions of power in order to demonize opponents, such as some opposition politicians and evangelical church movements. These people often invest great effort on behalf of Jews and Israel. The demonization is also directed at individuals who make “politically incorrect” statements.

The situation is likely to get worse. After the murders, Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg said that Norway will react by becoming an even more democratic, open and humanitarian society. What will probably happen is just the opposite. Some dissenters tell me that they now practice self-censorship and remain silent. One encouraged me to continue exposing what goes on in the country saying: “As almost everyone in opposition in Norway shuts up, and for the moment seem to completely have lost their right to freedom-of-speech, it is nice to see voices from the outside analyzing and speaking up.”

Norwegian establishment figures often demonize these dissenters as extremists. In America however, one would probably define them as liberal Republicans. Another one of them wrote to me about the establishment: “I think they actually hate us for being professional, if we were raving phobes they wouldn’t have minded, but we beat them at their own game. They have so much to hide. What they don’t understand is that it is impossible to seal the doors in the internet age. What they fall back on is the blame game and witch hunt.” It is a sign of the times in Norway that these quotes better remain nameless.

Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld has published 20 books. Two of these address Norwegian anti-Israelism and anti-Semitism.

 

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  • crackerjack

    Another attempt to tag any form of critizism against Israel's occupational desaster as anti-Semitism.

    • SHmuelHaLevi

      Dear crackerjack,
      The Norwegians are inveterate anti-Semites and Quisling was during the Nazi era their most fateful representation and that example is still followed to date.
      Not by chance some of our worst internal enemies aligned themselves with that element to fabricate the infamous Oslo accords.
      Be critical of Israel all you want. That is to our great pleasure knowing from who and were it comes.
      And while you do that observe how the islamic beasts that murder in masse their own in Syria, Iraq, Iran, Afghanistan, etc.
      Norway loves that element.

    • aamador1776

      It is despicable of you sir to attack a relatively small group of people right to exist. To the rest of us, first they came for the Jews then they came for us. Never forget!

    • intrcptr2

      No, it is another successful attempt to depict support for Israel's terrorist enemies as antisemitism.

      For legitimate criticism of Israel, I suggest this; http://www.jpost.com/NationalNews/Home.aspx

    • aspacia

      Crackers, refute the claims made on this video with facts if you can:
      http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=XGYxLWUKwWo

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    Was any study done to see if Jewish children had verbally harassed anyone else? What about Jewish adults who attack Oslo, the Oslo Accords not being enough of a thing to attack?

    • SpiritOf1683

      You've really flipped this time. We know you're an antisemitic maniac who thinks Hitler didn't murder enough Jews. We have seen tens of your sort of Jew-hating lunatics who worship Eichmann on frontpagemag – like Crackerjackass, DeShawn, Robert and the like.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        So you are saying it was an unbiased study?

        • intrcptr2

          What he is saying is that your inveterate hatred has blinded you to the likelihood that it was not. Making bald accusations like this is neither unbiased nor scientific, you have no grounds whatsoever, based on what is written here about it, to ask such a question.

          Or do you still believe that Obama is a Muslim, and that 911 was an inside job, too?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            I have no basis to ask a question? That’s odd. I don’t care what Obama’s religion is. He doesn’t exercise it in office. No. 9/11 was wasn’t an inside job. But it was a severely bungled failure on the part of Bush and the CIA as a first attempt had ALREADY BEEN MADE on the WTC in 1993 by some of the same people, many of whom were under surveillance and known to George Tenet. It’s also unfortunate for Bush who had given the Taliban 40 million dollars in bribe money just that February, and also for Larry Silverstein who had just bought the building. I do find it hard to believe the Israeli Embassy did not contact Silverstein, but that’s a separate matter.

          • MixMChess

            "I do find it hard to believe the Israeli Embassy did not contact Silverstein, but that's a separate matter."

            Of course the Israeli Embassy contacted Silverstein. How else could we get the insurance claims and add more capital to the Learned Elders fund? I mean, I have lots of million dollar yachts to buy and need extra funds.

            Jews are always behind the money, its never the Saudis with their vast wealth of oil. Its certainly not the corrupt Russian and Chinese governments working with Europe. Nope, as usual, its just a handful of Jews behind the world's problems….

      • Jacob

        DeShawn is a welfare-pampered social parasite.

    • tagalog

      Jews attacked Oslo? Wow, I didn't know; did they use artillery to soften the city up before attacking, or did they just make their assault without it? Is the fight still going on, or was there a winner of the battle? What happened?

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        It's going on this week. The Hasbaras have claimed that Norway is a hotbed of antisemitism and that it is they, not the multi-culturalists, leftists and Muslims that are the victims of Norwegian Kahanism. No one has won yet.

      • intrcptr2

        Who do you think Quisling's fifth column was?

        • tagalog

          I thought the Fifth Column, before it became a metaphor (actually, come to think of it, I guess it was a metaphor right from the beginning), referred to Franco's supporters within Madrid, during the Spanish Civil War, as his four columns of fascist troops marched on the city, the "Fifth Column" being the fascist supporters living among those who opposed fascism. I didn't know it referred to Quisling.

          Also, I'm having a bit of conceptual trouble imagining Jews as part of Quisling's forces, whether fifth column or not; wasn't Quisling a Nazi sympathizer? Why would Jews support him? Perhaps it was a clever conspiracy dressed to look as if it was the opposite of what it really was.

          I really must study these things more closely, I guess.

          • intrcptr2

            No, you are right about the Spanish Civil War; perhaps I had forgotten, but I was using it metaphorically, in a poorly crafted joke. I was simply following on your comment about the IDF assaulting Oslo…

            Believe me, there is no evidence that Jews were helping the Nazis conquer Norway. No conceptual problems for you there.

          • Stan Lee

            Quisling was a Nazi sympathizer and became an official in the Nazi-German occupation government. His regime was responsible for working with the Gestapo to punish Norwegians who assisted the Allies.
            There were a good number of Norwegians who escaped to Britain and served as volunteers in the British armed forces during WW2.
            There also was a Norwegian-Nazi volunteer unit that fought its WW2 for Hitler.

          • Stan Lee

            Quisling was as Nazi as Himmler and took part in the arrest and persecution of the few Norwegian-Jews living in Norway.
            He followed Nazi doctrine to the letter. There would definitely not have been Jews supporting Quisling. OTOH, those Jews were victimized and "relocated."

    • ajnn

      "jewish adults who attack Oslo"

      You have wandered off the reservation with this one.

      We only give toasters as a prize for the classic 7 anti-jewish stereotypes. Creative inventions of this nature score zero points. stick to the program and good luck.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        You fit in a toaster? You must be svelte.

        • MixMChess

          Glad you're showing your true antisemitism.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            No. This is just some cheap imitation, bargain basement antisemitism. I don’t want to waste the real thing on you.

    • Joe

      Why does the Norwegian TV interview David Irving, the Holocaust Denier? What about the large sign "Boycott Israel" in the hands of the young children in the island?
      Facts don't seem to bother you. The Muslims in Norway are the key anti Semitic instigators. I'm an indigenous Egyptian Jew, ethnically cleansed from Egypt along with nearly one million Jews from the Arab world. Talk about "a religion of peace"as Obama says. What rubbish. Muslims killed Christians in Egypt, Nigeria, Iraq, Gaza, Bethlehem, Pakistan and elsewhere .

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        There is only one TV in Norway? Is it gigantic? You are an indigenous Egyptian Jew named Joe?

    • aspacia

      Flipper,

      Statistics show that Jews are numerically suffer more hate crimes than any other group. Percentage wise the number is huge compared to their worldwide population.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        You are speaking a foreign language to me. No racial or religious group gets its own special set of laws. Crimes against one group of people are not higher or lower than crimes against other people. If I break someone’s window, the window isn’t made out of special glass because it is a Jewish window. Breaking one does not equal breaking all, either. If a Chinese guy punches me in the face, it is the same punch if I were straight, gay, round eyed, black, or Taiwanese. What is this “hate crime” thing you are talking about? Does anybody commit a crime against someone to express love for them?

        • MixMChess

          Sorry Flipside, the facts speak for themselves. Crimes directed at individuals simply because they are Jewish are up worldwide.

          No one is claiming special laws or rules for Jews, or that hate against Jews is somehow worse than hate against other groups. No one is denying that hate is directed any other group, but for whatever reason Jews get the brunt of the hate.

          Seriously get bent.

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            They are “up worldwide” on what? The stock market of self pity?

  • guest007

    thanks Breivik for taking out a number (albeit too small a number) of these left-wing-looney haters and losers, who knows what mischief has been avoided by wiping out these despicable pro-palestinian-terror teens.

    • Questions

      "Allies" such as you we don't need.

    • ajnn

      oy. lets try to be positive and not give in to frustration and depression guest007.

    • Ghostwriter

      Sorry,but Breivik was a monster and those children didn't deserve to be killed,no matter what their political views were.

      • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

        He’s Baruch Goldstein 2.0.

        • MixMChess

          Actually, he's more like the 2.0 version of Iman Halawah, Ali Saadi Safouri, Nasim Abu-Rous, Jasrou Samaria, Hisham Sharbati, Said Irbid, Mohammed Deif, Salah Shehada, Kayes Adwan Abu Jabel, Thabet Mardawi… need I really go on?

          • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

            Those guys all quote Robert Spencer?

      • intrcptr2

        Hear, hear!!

      • Ghostwriter

        I don't know what to say. Either "Thanks,I think" or "Go away!"

  • PhillipGaley

    For some time, I have wondered concerning a possible connection between their loose morals, with a stultifying deadness which too often appears in the Norwegian presentation—whether they are much accustomed to hand-washing, I have no knowledge—and the fact that, that northern nation is a center of contagion for leprosy, . . .

    • Dennis X

      you people are sick, my God these were kids!

      • PhillipGaley

        Because you mention children, I think that, you would be, instead, in reference to "the Norway killer", Anders Behring Breivik. My comment spoke rather, to the regressive nature of so much of Norwegian culture, to wonder as to a possible connection between that repressiveness, antisemitism, moral uncleanness and Norway's position in the chart of world-wide incidence of leprosy.

  • ze-ev ben jehudah

    When I reached the age of ten I found out "mentally and physically " what
    anti-semitism ment for me and my famely. In fact 80% of all the Jewish people
    in our Jewish quarter never returned to their homes and for just a litle while
    anti-semitism went underground but ones they knew they would'nt be punished
    then they crawled from the sewers and openly proclaimed their, genetically, hate
    angainst Jews. In most countries Jews leave their kippa or hat at home.
    Prayer houses and schools are constantly under private surveillances and
    monitors. Jew bashing is popular. Anti-semitism is at his peak and is soon to
    explode. If all the Jews in the world would dissapear there would still be a virulent
    anti-semitism for the next 1000 years.

  • cheese_burger

    "One also finds classic anti-Semitism in the media in a typically Norwegian form. In 2008, comedian Otto Jespersen told his nationwide TV audience that he commiserated with the billions of fleas and lice that lost their lives in the German gas chambers without having done anything wrong other than settling on people of Jewish background. Such an outrageous statement could have happened elsewhere perhaps, because management cannot control a live performance in front of the cameras. What made this incident specifically Norwegian was that the management of TV2, the country’s second largest TV station, supported Jespersen’s “freedom of speech."

    Norwegian Jew-hating Muslim-lovers created Breivik. The children that Breivik slaughtered in Islamic fashion were the children of Jew-hating Muslim-lovers. The next Breivik (there are plenty more where he came from) might 'cut out the middleman', and go straight to slaughtering the children of Muslims, in Islamic fashion.

    It matters not a bit, that Breivik is a looney… Jew-hating Muslim lovers are equally looney, in that they kiss the Arse of Islam, which states unambiguously its intention to murder any and all Kaffirs who will not submit to its (Islam's) doctrine, which is as crazy as a bedbug.

    Loonies murdering loonies in the unholy name of insanity.

    • Stan Lee

      cheese_burger:
      You're quite right in your remarks. However, I can't bring myself to feel satisfied that Breivik murdered kids, even the kids of Norwegian Left-Wing Muslim lovers.Had he done in those useless, Socialist, Norwegian adults, I could almost feel he had a reason. But, the children might have had a chance to develop as useful, even God-loving, adults.
      Once Norway emotionally deals with Breivik's deed, it will still have surrendered its country to fanatical Muslims who take license through their koran to rape fair-skinned Norwegian girls and get away with it.
      Perhaps then, the PC Norwegians can look back and consider that Jews, who they victimized for the stupidest of reasons, never raped female Nordic children.
      The Norwegians should be ashamed of themselves for standing by and letting their historic country go to hell.

  • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

    I am noticing that Hasbaras are now in week three of Damage Control about Anders Breivik and they have moved from distancing themselves from their protege to pretending that it is JEWS who are being persecuted in Norway. Not, leftists, not teenagers or multiculturalists or Muslims. Now, three weeks later, Minitrue declares that JEWS were the victims in Norway. The proof of antisemitism: "Norwegian adults are too polite to insult Jews to their faces."

    • intrcptr2

      As the senile old lady once said on TV, "Where's the beef?"

      Unless you know something we don't (Which I admit I consider most unlikely), just stop; you're embarassing yourself.

  • tagalog

    Antisemitism and Europe; they go together like a hand in a glove. The Nazis were the worst, but they weren't the only ones.

    Yet another reason why we Americans mustn't let our country be destroyed by the lefties and the collectivists, the authoritarian and the totalitarian. We are the place where Jews can come for decent treatment (there's antisemitism here too, but it's not nearly as bad).

    • Fred Dawes

      Thank you and you can really see.

    • intrcptr2

      Thanks, brother.

      Not looking forward to when that day comes here, either…

  • AL__
  • Chassuum

    Norway, lol. What a bunch of whiny whiteys. Maybe us Muslims will get to rape all their women soon too.

  • Odd

    I am a staunch Israel supporter, and I can confirm what the article says. However, the comedian Otto jespersen is not an anti-semite. He made a joke, as comedians do, and it was in poor taste. BUT he had done the same gags with muslims in the past. In fact, muslims have been the joke in his performances much more than jews. He’s controversial, and very funny to those of us with a sick sense of humor. ;)

  • 080

    the real question is: Who is going to save the Norwegians?

    • nina

      Why?

  • AL__
    • aspacia

      Al, again no women similar to most Islamists–Growl.

  • Ghostwriter

    Soon or later,a number of Norweign Jews are going to end up coming to either America or Israel. If they come to America,you can bet that the lunatics like DeShawn,Flipside,and the rest of their anti-semitic cadre will attack them,simply for being Jews. Their Jew hatred is as predictable as it is appalling.

    • http://www.contextflexed.com Flipside

      When the Norse Jews come to America in their longboats will they take the horns off their helmets and blow them like shofars? Will they have names like Lev Ericksson?

      • Ghostwriter

        If this is a joke,I'm not laughing.

        • aspacia

          Ghost,

          Flipper is an idiot.

    • aspacia

      And when caught they will be duly prosecuted.

  • Ghostwriter

    And also that idiot Mas Gilbert that was mentioned in the article,the one that praised the 9-11 attacks. I think he's a monster and should have been deported just for the sake of the 9-11 families so they don't have to listen to his nonsense. I'd hate to have him for a doctor.

  • http://home.comcast.net/~enjolras/site/?/home/ Underzog

    That degenerate who told that vicious joke about Jews, gas, and lice doesn't even understand cyanide gas as respect to lice. Any lice on a person gassed would survive because it takes more cyanide gas to kill lice than to kill people (a little known fact used by holocaust deniers to deceive people).

    The joke of that antisemite was not only vicious but completely ignorant of how much gas is to be used for actual delousing purposes.

    It is jokesters such as that in the article that makes people such as Mary McCarthy remark that antisemitism is the intellectualism of stupid people.

  • nina

    What is not clear to me in these comments, is why you people bother to respond, and discuss this problem with these rabit, fanatical antisemites. What do you expect these discussions to bring. I think only recognition. Silence is the best weapon with these excrescences.

  • nina

    Sorry, rabid, that's what they are.

  • Carole

    The devil and his cohorts have been let loose on the earth, his hatred of Jews and Christians knows no bounds!
    It will get worse, sadly until , as prophesied many nations will attack Israel, but this time God will step in to defend the `Apple of His Eye`!
    God said to Abraham: " I will make you into a great nation and I will bless you; and you will be a blessing. I will bless those who bless you, and whoever curses you I will curse; and all peoples on earth will be blessed through you" GENESIS: 12 v2-3
    This has definitely come to pass many times over. Read Bill Koenig`s book: ` Eye to Eye`