In an article in Aftenposten [Norwegian daily] recently it was claimed by a Norwegian school pupil in Oslo that “Jew” was among the worst slurs in the social circle.
A heated discussion has emerged recently in Norway about the strength of anti-Semitism in that country and other parts of Scandinavia. Rolf Krake has translated a couple of articles on the topic from the Norwegian and the Baron posted them over at Gates of Vienna. The Islamists will eat these asshats alive.
First, from Dagsavisen:
Claims the hatred of the Jews is growing in Norway.
Anti-Semitism is growing in Norway, and Norway is the only country which is demonizing Israel to such a degree, claims the Author Manfred Gerstenfeld. Yesterday [25 Nov 2008] a conference on the specific theme was held in Jerusalem.
JERUSALEM (Dagsavisen): Never before have academics in Israel gathered to a conference to discuss something as uncommon: The anti-Semitism in Norway and Sweden. But yesterday it happened in Jerusalem.
Dr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, the chairman of the conference, claims that in the Norwegian media Israel gets vilified, criticized and scorned to such a degree, “as if the state was the representative of evil”, while other countries with a lot worse record scarcely get similar attention.
“I have never seen such a phenomenon, only in Norway, just Norway, is Israel to such a degree pointed out as the unique villain,” says Manfred Gerstenfeld to Dagsavisen.
Until recently Norway’s reputation in Israel has been associated with democracy, a well-functioning society, the Nobel Peace Prize, and not least the Oslo peace process. But now the rosy Norwegian picture begins to fade.
In all, 65 academics, diplomats and others gathered yesterday [25 Nov 08] at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, and the accusations from the stage were very serious.
To back up his case Gerstenfeld provides a long list of cases, including the author Jostein Gaarder’s infamous contribution in Aftenposten [Norwegian mainstream daily] during the Lebanon war. Gerstenfeld is equally unimpressed with the contents of the criticism from Norway.
“To criticize Israel is of course legitimate, this is not what this is about. This is about such a biased focus that it has as an end result become a demonization, a dehumanization,” says Gerstenfeld, a Dutch-born environmental protection expert who in recent years has worked as a political correspondent.
Not long ago Gerstenfeld published a book called Behind the Face
of Humanism, which raises the issue of the relations of Norway and Sweden
with Israel. In the book he claims that in Norway the state of Israel is judged
using criteria different from those used with other countries. It is exactly
these which, according to Gerstenfeld, are the reasons for his accusations that
anti-Semitism is growing in Norway
Not long ago Gerstenfeld published a book called Behind the Face of Humanism, which raises the issue of the relations of Norway and Sweden with Israel. In the book he claims that in Norway the state of Israel is judged using criteria different from those used with other countries. It is exactly these which, according to Gerstenfeld, are the reasons for his accusations that anti-Semitism is growing in Norway
Among the participants on the conference yesterday were Zvi Mazel, former ambassador to Sweden, and Ephraim Zuroff from the Simon Wiesenthal Center. Zuroff added that Sweden still allows Nazis who participated in war crimes during the Second World War protection against extradition. Zuroff is in possession of a list of 21 such men who still live in Sweden.
There's much more. Go read it. Disturbing. The hatred, jeolousy of the Jews infects the soul like gangrene.
Rolf further wrote me that he spoke with Gerstenfeld yesterday. Gerstenfeld told him about his book
.....which is dedicated and published in the Honor of Simon Wiesenthal for his 100 years birthday, the book will further get press in the states and elsewhere in the memory of Simon Wiesenthal, Manfred Gerstenfeld is a holocaust survivor as well and highly respected in those circles, I get the honor of getting a copy of the book with regards from the Simon Wiesenthal center. Behind the Humanitarian Mask: The Nordic Countries, Israel and the Jews. Edited by Manfred Gerstenfeld The book and the whole issue is heavy ammunition against the left, it has clearly embarrassed the Norwegian mainstream medias and the left, the comments from readers further nails the msm - I am busy translating more articles from the Norwegian press and Fjordman is now also in contact with Manfred Gerstenfeld providing further material and on the political parties in Norway, I am meeting up with Fjordman tomorrow - This could really get a debate and expose the Norwegian gov, the left, the medias etc.
It could be great if Pamela would post and to get it out as far and wide as possible. I will send you more stuff I translate, Manfred has sent me a whole collection of Norwegian articles and I will translate from Aftenposten, some very good articles there.
Rolf provides more material from the Israeli Medias,
The Norwegian Ex PM slams
Israel - It is amazing - Headline should be: How dare the Jews to accuse Norway
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