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27 July 2009

Norway: A Tolerant, Inclusive, Diverse, Multicultural Society For Everyone...Except Jews...Part III

“It does not look too promising, he has chosen a chief of staff who is Jewish.” - Foreign Minister Gahn-Støre on Obama's Presidency

In 2002, Jens Stoltenberg addressed a crowd which chanted "Death to Jews" (Jahn Otto Johansen) and carried posters such as the one above (SMA, Astrid Hansen)

Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg spoke at an anti-Israel demonstration at which there calls of “kill the Jews” and anti-Semitic placards.  Unlike Gunnar Stålsett, Mr Stoltenberg reportedly showed great solidarity with the demonstrators.  Additionally, Jahn Otto Johansen’s book “Den brune fare” (“The brown threat”) from the same year, the author writes that “When Jens Stoltenberg later spoke during an anti-Israel demonstration outside of Parliament, there were also shouts of "Death to the Jews" and "Death to Israel."   Finally, a third source has testified to the nature of the kind of demonstrations at which Mr Stoltenberg finds perfectly acceptable for the highest elected officer in a democracy that claims to be inclusive, welcoming, diverse, and tolerant to attend.  Mr Finn Jarle Sæle, who wrote in “Some of Israel’s friends stood and listened to Jens Stoltenberg’s speech for the Palestine-front against Israel."  One would believe they would be happy that people were listening to the political message of the demonstration. That is when a Palestinian Arab walked over to them and said: If you remain standing here, I will kill you."

On 21 July 2006, while Hezbollah was firing at Jewish civilians from the north and Hamas from the south, Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg declared that Norway would give 100 million Norwegian Crowns each (approximately $160 million) to Lebanon and the Palestinian Authority. 

Norway's Deputy Foreign Minister Johansen meets with Hamas Prime Minister Haniya

No other country in West Europe has taken a more accommodating and conciliatory position toward the Palestinian Hamas movement, Hamas being, of course, a recognised terrorist organisation whose charter calls for the extermination of all Jews and the destruction of the State of Israel.  The Parliament in Norway was the first to give entrance to a Hamas minister.  The Norwegian deputy foreign minister was the first deputy foreign minister was the highest ranking European official to ever hold talks with Hamas Prime Minister Ismael Haniya. 

Foreign Minister Jonas Gahn-Støre continuously writes ongoing articles in international newspapers in defence of Hamas, a known terrorist party by the EU and the US, which reflects this naiveté which eventually becomes so great that one should be promoting suspicion of deliberate malice.  He has praised and endorsed a book, "Eyes in Gaza, that accuse Israeli troops of perpetrating a "monstrous, systematically implemented and comprehensive massacre" in Gaza without a shred of evidence and in contravention of the facts acknowledged even by the United Nations.  He is an activist for Hamas and has been caught lying in interviews where he denied his continuous political talks with Hamas leader Khaled Meshaal, who confirmed talks were ongoing and produced evidenced of same.

On 18 July 2011, Stoltenberg and Gahn-Støre met with Palestinian President Mahmoud Abbas and told him that Oslo will recognise Palestine, but “not just yet.” According to Joseph Klein, Gahn-Støre declared during a press conference, alongside Abbas, that “Norway believes it is perfectly legitimate for the Palestinian president to turn to the United Nations” to seek recognition of an independent Palestinian state.

"Despite Abbas’s decision to throw his lot in with the Hamas terrorists as part of some sort of “unity” government," Klein continues, "Gahn-Støre signed an agreement with Abbas on upgrading Palestinian representation in Norway. Under the agreement, which effectively rewards Abbas for joining forces with Hamas, the Palestinian representative will have the full diplomatic rank of ambassador."

Foreign Minister Gahn-Støre on Utøya Island, 20 July 2011
Two days before the tragedy on Utøya Island, Foreign Minister Gahn-Støre told the youths gathered there that the Palestinians deserve a country of their own and that the “occupation” must end, Norwegian website Politisk reported.  Several of the youths waved signs reading: "Boycott Israel."  

Norwegian Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen all smiles during Anti-Israel demonstration
Sign behind says, “The greatest axis of evil: USA and Israel” and many in the crowd are chanting
“Death to Jews!”
In 2009, during the Cast Lead war in Gaza, Education Minister Kristin Halvorsen, one of the leaders of the Socialist Left Party, was the only Western minister to participate in an anti-Israeli demonstration. She was photographed standing close to someone holding a poster saying: U.S. and Israel – the Axis of the Greatest Evil.  At the protest, the crowd was chanting Død over Jødene!” (Death to the Jews!). 

State Secretary for Environment and International Development, Ingrid Fiskaa, a member of the Socialist Left Party, said in April 2008 that she sometimes wished the United Nations would send “precision-guided missiles against selected Israeli targets.”  In January 2009, Trine Lilleng, a junior diplomat in the Norwegian embassy in Saudi Arabia, sent – via her ministry – email pictures of the Gaza Cast Lead war juxtaposed with those of the Holocaust.  The Labour government was caught lying repeatedly about Lilleng.  It claimed that she had been terminated.  She wasn't.