NORWEGIAN LEFT UNHAPPY WITH CUTTING AID TO HAMAS
Party colleagues complained that Støre has given in to pressure from the EU, the US and Israel in his decision to withhold aid.
They also complained that Støre's move weakens Norway's independent role in the Middle East conflict.
They ignore, of course, the fact that Hamas has consistently rejected the pinnacle of Norwegian diplomatic achievement, the Oslo agreements just as they ignore the movements violent Islamism. Note the misleading wording of the following sentence:
He claimed it should be withheld until the new government acknowledges Israel's right to exist. Hamas, which won the last Palestinian election, earlier has urged the destruction of Israel.
The word earlier is clearly designed to imply no longer. Yet when the European media wrote that Hamas' foreign minister may be wavering on non recongnition, he quickly set them straight. But, forget inconvenient facts:
Støre's grassroots Labour Party colleagues aren't the only ones unhappy with his freeze on aid. Labour's government coalition partner SV, the Socialist Left, is a traditional supporter of the Palestinians, and political observers said Støre's move suggests that SV's policies aren't being respected in the new government.
comments powered by Disqus
- Obama May Create Monument to Gay Rights Movement
- China to release last prisoner jailed over Tiananmen Square protests
- Marine Corps investigating photo of iconic flag-raising on Iwo Jima
- Scholars Blast New Study Tracing Ashkenazi Jews to Khazars of Ancient Turkey
- Legendary Explorer’s Long-Lost Ship May Have Been Found Off Rhode Island
- The Historian Whitewashing Ukraine’s Past
- Andrew Roberts wins $250,000 prize from the conservative Bradley Foundation
- Daniel Aaron, Critic and Historian Who Pioneered American Studies, Dies at 103
- Liz Covart's amazingly popular podcast helps her audience understand early American history
- Justus Rosenberg is still teaching at age 95