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23 April 2012, 1 Iyar 5772

1. Norwegian anti-Israeli Prejudices have roots in Positive but Misguided Sentiments!
2. Iceland Radio Features Anti-Semitic Hate Hymns for Easter.
3. Netherlands on the side of Israel !
Dutch veto against condemnation of settlers' violations
4. USA  spends more on its military than EU countries , China and Russia put together!
5. Worth Watching?
Prince Frederik of Denmark

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1. Norwegian anti-Israeli Prejudices have roots in Positive but Misguided Sentiments!
Brit-Am Comment:
The article below points out that in the Norwegian Press Israel receives a negative projection. Israeli is also over emphasized.
The reasons for this however, despite the negative results, reveal some redeeming aspects.
Israel is emphasized because many Norwegians feel close to Israel and are interested in it. Norwegians tend today to take the Palestinian side because traditionally they are on the side of the weak and the Palestinians are seen as weak.

 Norwegian media make a scapegoat of Israel
25.03 20:34 MIGnews.com
The conflict between Israelis and Palestinians receive more attention in the media than the bloody conflicts in other countries. The organization "With Israel for Peace" believes that this creates an unwarranted image of the enemy, writes the online newspaper VG Nett.
"With Israel for Peace" (Med Israel for fred) - Norway's pro-Israeli non-religious organization, compared the number of references to the Norwegian news agency NTB (Norsk Telegrambyrå) the conflict in Israel in relation to Egypt, Syria and Sri Lanka during the period from 2008 to 2011.

The figures show that Israel is paid much more attention than other conflicts, despite the civil war in Sri Lanka and Syria, killing more people than the conflict between Israelis and Palestinians:

Israel: 6851
Egypt: 3907
Syria: 2296
Sri Lanka: 1152

"This creates a disproportionate picture of the conflicts in the world where the Norwegians are in error believing that the conflict in the Middle East is far worse than any other conflict. Israel made a scapegoat, and the Middle East conflict is seen as the mother of all other conflicts," - says Konrad Mirlan, General Director of MIFF.

During the period from 2008 to 2011 in the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians were killed just over 2,000 people. For comparison, in Syria since March of last year were 8,000 people killed, according to the UN. The death toll in Sri Lanka is not established, but a UN spokesman Gordon Weiss says that in 2009 there were 40,000 Tamils were killed.

In January 2009, when there was a war in the Gaza Strip, as well as in Sri Lanka, Israel was mentioned in 566 news stories of the NTB, while Syria and Sri Lanka were mentioned 52 times.

"It's a paradox that the conflicts in Sudan and Congo in the last decade claimed the lives of millions, do not get media coverage, and who does not even approach the level of conflict in the Middle East" - says Mirlan.

"The Middle East is mentioned, because Norway is heavily involved in the political process, even before the Oslo Accords, and currently is the head of a group of donors to the Palestinians. Moreover, many connected with Israel, or having been in kibbutzim in the country, or because many Christians in Norway follow the religious aspect of the conflict. We follow the principle of journalism - to write about what interests the readers, "- said Ana Haarvardshtater Lund, head of foreign policy in the NTB.

Trustee of the Jewish community in Oslo Erwin Kohn said that the concentration of media attention on Israel raises strong emotions from the Norwegians for the region.

"Too many people in Norway have an emotional connection to Israel, and Norwegian politicians position themselves in accordance with the ratio of the conflict. Conflict between Israel and the Palestinians is almost intrinsically political condition in Norway" - Cohn said.

According to him, Israel plays the role of the big bad wolf in the eyes of the Norwegian public.

"In the Norwegian story alone - strong and ugly, it is Israelis and Jews. Other - weak and the victims, it is the Palestinians. Norway is always on the side of the weak" - he said.

Though Cohn reads all Norwegian daily national newspaper, he believes that the Dagbladet, Klassekampen and some Christian newspaper fall into this ditch, forgetting to ask important questions about both sides.

Arne Jensen, Assistant Secretary General of the Association of Norwegian Editors, does not give up on how the Norwegian media group working on the lighting of international conflicts.

"Yes, it is possible that we will do that. This is a difficult terrain to navigate, because conflicts are many and they are very different. Become skilled foreign correspondent - a large and difficult task," - he said.

2. Iceland Radio Features Anti-Semitic Hate Hymns for Easter
The Jews did not kill Jesus, but they are still being blamed for it. A Presbyterian minister writes a letter.
By Arutz Sheva Staff
First Publish: 4/4/2012, 4:16 AM
PA cleric: Iceland volcano sent from Allah
PMW/Al-Aqsa TV

Each year, as the Easter holiday approaches, Iceland radio features readings of anti-Semitic hate hymns from the seventeenth century read by prominent Icelanders.

The Wiesenthal Center sent the radio station a letter about it, but the head of the station, Mr. Magnusson, attempted to belittle the complaint.

3. Netherlands on the side of Israel!
Brit-Am Comment:
The Netherlands passed a veto against a EU report condemning Israel.
The organization that authored the report hnowever had been founded by the Dutch.
What is shocking however about the whole incident is that the report, if it was not for the Dutch, veto, would have been issued.

Dutch veto against condemnation of settlers' violations

Al Qassam website- London- The Arab Organization for Human Rights in London
has revealed that the Netherlands had blocked the official issuance of a
European report condemning Jewish settlers' violations against Palestinian

The organization said in a statement on Friday that the Rights Forum founded
by the former Dutch PM Andreas van Agt leaked the European report about the
settlers' violations in the occupied Palestinian territories in April last
year, which was modified last February.

The European report stated that the occupied Palestinian territories are
witnessing a significant increase in Jewish settlers' violence against the
Palestinian people and their properties especially in villages adjacent to

The settlers' attacks include random shootings on Palestinian civilians,
closing streets, damaging crops, including the destruction of about 10,000
trees, in addition to assaulting children while playing in streets or during
school trips where four children were killed by settlers in 2010-2011, the
report said, adding that most of the cases brought against the settlers were
closed without charge.

The statement of the Arab Organization condemned the Dutch attitude towards
the report, describing it as 'promiscuous and illegal', and asked Holland to
take the position of the European Union and the international community that
condemns settlements in the occupied Palestinian land as 'unethical and

4. USA  spends more on its military than EU countries, China and Russia put together!
 Military spending: EU dwarf shrinks as US gets bigger
17.04.12 @ 09:40
Forwarded by:
surfer11 <surfer11@iprimus.com.au>

BRUSSELS - The US is spending more on its military than EU countries, China and Russia put together. Meanwhile, as US President Barack Obama pulls troops out of Europe, the financial crisis is seeing EU capabilities erode.

America spent $711 billion ('548bn) at current prices on its armed forces last year, according to figures published on Tuesday (17 April) by Swedish NGO the Stockholm International Peace Research Institute (Sipri).

The fast-growing US number compares to $496 billion spent by the EU27 ($281bn), China ($143bn) and Russia ($72bn) combined.

Obama declared last year that he is pulling resources from Cold-War-era bases in Germany to put them in places such as Australia instead in what he dubbed "America's Pacific [Ocean] century."

At the same time, the financial crisis is seeing EU countries' power diminish. Looking at expenditure in comparable prices in 2008 and 2011, the EU27 were spending $289 billion a year before the crisis, but the figure is $281 billion today.

Russia is rarely discussed as a military threat by EU politicians. But over the same period, its spending went from $57 billion to $64 billion.

With Chinese expenditure soaring from just $17 billion in 2008 to $129 billion in 2011, it is easy to see why Obama is looking to the other side of the world.

Iran and its ally Syria are estimated to be spending just $8-billion-or-so a year.

Israel spent $16.4 billion in 2011 on conventional arms alone (it dooes not admit having nuclear weapons).
The Western-armed Sunni-controlled axis - counting Bahrain, Jordan, Kuwait, Oman, Qatar, Saudi Arabia, the United Arab Emirates and Yemen - spent $81 billion.

5. Worth Watching?
Prince Frederik of Denmark
Prince Frederik is the heir apparent to the throne of Denmark.
He is married to the former May Donaldson of Australia. They have four children.
Prince Frederik has proven himself as a military expert, a scientific scholar, and an all-round athlete.
He seems to make a good impression nearly everywhere.

Frederik, Crown Prince of Denmark
From Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Frederik is after his maternal grandfather, Frederick IX, continuing the Danish royal tradition of the heir apparent being named either Frederik or Christian.

On 14 January 1972 he became Crown Prince of Denmark when his mother succeeded to the throne as Margrethe II.

In 1989, the Crown Prince began to study for an academic degree, when he began a course in Political Science at University of Aarhus. This included a year at Harvard University (1992'1993) under the name of Frederik Henriksen, studying political science. He then took up a position for three months with the Danish UN mission in New York in 1994. In 1995 Crown Prince Frederik obtained his MA degree in Political Science from University of Aarhus. ....He has completed extensive military studies and training in all three services, notably completing education as a sailor in the naval elite special operations forces (members of this are known as frogmen or fr''d in Danish). His frogman nickname is "Pingo".[3]

In the period 2001 and 2002, the Crown Prince completed further training for leaders at the Royal Danish Defence College. Crown Prince Frederik remains active in the defence, and in the period 2002'2003 served as a staff officer at Defence Command Denmark, and from 2003 as a senior lecturer with the Institute of Strategy at the Royal Danish Defence College.

The Crown Prince's mother tongue is Danish. In addition, Crown Prince Frederik is fluent in French, English and German.

In the Council of State on 8 October 2003, Queen Margrethe gave her consent to the marriage of Crown Prince Frederik to Mary Elizabeth Donaldson, an Australian marketing consultant whom the prince met when he was attending the Sydney Olympics in 2000. The wedding took place on 14 May 2004 at Copenhagen Cathedral, Copenhagen.

Frederik has a special interest in scientific research, climate change and sustainability....The prince was one of the authors of the Polartokt Kongelig (Polar Cruise Royal), about the challenges of climate, published in 2009 with a preface written by Kofi Annan.[18][19][20] In 2010, wrote the book's foreword Naturen og klima'dringerne i Nord'tgr'land (The nature and climate change in Greenland).[21] Supports scientific research projects, as a patron, as expeditionary, with regular attendance at events and through his foundation, Kronprins Frederiks Fond....

Sports and Health
The Prince encourages Danish participation in sports.[35] He is a patron and honorary member of various sports organizations[36][37][38] and a member of the International Olympic Committee.[39] He also promotes an active lifestyle in society.[40][41][42]

Frederik is an avid sportsman,[43] running marathons in Copenhagen, New York and Paris, and completing the 42 kilometers with a respectable time of 3 hours, 22 minutes and 50 seconds in the Copenhagen Marathon.[44][45] Frederik is a keen sailor, being a competitive Farr 40 skipper as well as an accomplished Dragon sailor.[46] He won victories and was a leader in the steps championships.[47][48][49][50] He finished in fourth place in the European Championship Dragon Class 2003 (with 51 boats participating),[51] and at number 4 in the Farr 40 Worlds 2008 (with 33 boats participating).[52][53]

Crown Prince Frederik's Foundation
The purpose of the foundation is to provide financial assistance to students of social policy and sciences, for one year's study at Harvard.[58] and provide financial support for scientific expeditions, particularly to foreign parts of the world, including Greenland and the Faeroe Islands and sports purposes, including those with a particularly social aspect.[59]

As a descendant of Queen Victoria through her granddaughter, Princess Margaret of Connaught, daughter of her third son, Prince Arthur, Duke of Connaught, Prince Frederik is on the Line of succession to the British Throne as well.

He also has had many years in the Danish Armed Forces and in April 2004, the Crown Prince was appointed commander, senior grade in the navy, lieutenant colonel in the army and lieutenant colonel in the air force.

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