The Leftist extremists are out!
This should be a period of far better relations between the two states than it has been in a very, very long time. Like in Australia, the socialist-light parties that comprise what’s known as the Norwegian right, have a far better view of Israel than that of the radical, extremist Left.
NOTE: It’s high time for a change in Norway’s bigoted, racist policies towards the Jewish state.
- Nordic anger over immigration fuels populist vote (it’s never ‘populism when the left appeals to the citizenry, now is it? Also, it’s about mass immigration without breathing periods to allow for assimilation)
Center-Right victory in Norway elections expected to improve country’s tone toward Israel
“They will still criticize settlement construction, but it might be done in a more understanding way.”
NORWEGIAN CONSERVATIVE LEADER Erna Solberg addresses supporters, Sept 9 Photo: Stian Lysberg Solum/Reuters
Pro-Israel groups in Norway hailed Monday’s national Norwegian elections that will bring to power a center-right government expected to be considerably more sympathetic to Israel than the outgoing coalition.
“Among pro-Israel supporters in Norway there is generally a sense of relief that the Norwegian people voted out of power those who have very little understanding for Israel and some of whom worked for a boycott of Israel,” said Conrad Myrland, head of With Israel for Peace (Med Israel for Fred), the largest non-religious, pro-Israel organization in the country.
Norway’s opposition Conservatives, headed by Erna Solberg, swept to victory on Monday. They are poised to form a coalition with the populist right-wing Progress Party and two small centrist parties, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals.
Myrland termed both the Progress Party, which has an anti-immigration and an anti-tax plank, and the Christian Democrats as pro-Israel.