Norway: We'll Talk to Hamas, But Not Jews
Thanks to the Political Commentator for bringing this to my attention. Go check out his post as it has statistics on antisemetism in Europe. I missed Alan Dershowitz's Wall Street Journal article from a couple of days ago describing how Norwegian academics had refused to meet with him, but how these same academics invited his Harvard colleague who had written a book about the hidden hand of the Jews in American politics.Here's the takeaway from Dershowitz's article:
When my Harvard colleague Stephen Walt, co-author of "The Israel Lobby," came to Norway, he was immediately invited to present a lecture at the Norwegian University of Science and Technology in Trondheim. Likewise with Ilan Pappe, a demonizer of Israel who teaches at Oxford..... The dean of the law faculty at Bergen University said he would be "honored" to have me present a lecture "on the O.J. Simpson case," as long as I was willing to promise not to mention Israel. An administrator at the Trondheim school said that Israel was too "controversial." The University of Oslo simply said "no" without offering an excuse.... Only once before have I been prevented from lecturing at universities in a country. The other country was Apartheid South Africa.... he country's foreign minister recently wrote an article justifying his contacts with Hamas. He said that the essential philosophy of Norway is "dialogue." That dialogue, it turns out, is one-sided. Hamas and its supporters are invited into the dialogue, but supporters of Israel are excluded by an implicit, yet very real, boycott against pro-Israel views.READ THE REST.