Yesterday’s Aftenposten editorial was a childish response to the carefully prepared seminar by Dr.Manfred Gerstenfeld at the JCPA a few days ago in Israel, in which factual examples of anti-Semitism were presented by the JCPA’s chairman of the board of fellows.
Dr.Gerstenfeld presented his case that Norway does in fact have a problem with it’s understanding of the Jewish state of Israel, and it’s inability to discern between proper criticism of its policies, and outright anti-Semitism. The Aftenposten editiorial didn’t bother to counter Gerstenfeld’s accusations with facts, instead it took to name calling and insinuating that Gerstenfeld is a “blinkered vociferous fanatic and extremist“.
According to the Aftenposten, all Norwegian criticism of Israel could never be construed as being anti-Semitic, apparently no matter what is said or written. (They never bother to describe what critism could ever go over the line and be considered anti-Semitic). Truth is, the Norwegian have a low boiling point for being called bigots, no matter how tightly the shoe fits.
The Tundra Tabloids remembers how quick the Norwegian media was to jump all over the Jerusalem Post for it’s article that wrongfully reported Finance Minister Kristin Halverson shouting death to the Jews. The paper retracted the story, and then published another report with the proper information.