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  • Revisiting—and Politicizing—the 2011 Oslo Massacres

    10/13/2018 11:08:21 AM PDT · by rktman · 9 replies
    pjmedia.com ^ | 10/12/2018 | Bruce Bawer
    Just out on Netflix, Paul Greengrass's new film, 22 July, takes its title from the date in 2011 on which a lone maniac named Anders Behring Breivik murdered seventy-seven people in Norway. But only the first third or so of the movie covers the actual events of that date – the massive explosion Breivik set off in a parked panel truck outside the major government building in Oslo, killing eight, and the shootings he then carried out at the ruling Labor Party's annual summer youth camp on the nearby island of Utřya, which took sixty-nine lives. The second third of...
  • Activists win Nobel Peace Prize for efforts to end sexual violence in war

    10/05/2018 6:20:17 AM PDT · by DFG · 20 replies
    NY Post ^ | 10/05/2018 | AP
    The Nobel Peace Prize on Friday was awarded to a Congolese doctor and a Yazidi former captive of the Islamic State group for their work to highlight and eliminate the use of sexual violence as a weapon of war. Denis Mukwege and Nadia Murad “have made a crucial contribution to focusing attention on, and combating, such war crimes,” the Norwegian Nobel Committee said in its announcement. “Denis Mukwege is the helper who has devoted his life to defending these victims. Nadia Murad is the witness who tells of the abuses perpetrated against herself and other.” Mukwege has treated thousands of...
  • The Oslo process – 25 years on

    09/05/2018 5:46:23 AM PDT · by SJackson · 8 replies
    Jerusalem Post ^ | September 2, 2018 | Efraim Inbar
    The abject failure of the Oslo Accords has had a salutary effect on Israeli society. Israelis are today quite resilient, ready to endure – if necessary – protracted conflict. The Oslo process – started between Israel and the Palestinians 25 years ago – clearly failed to bring a resolution to the conflict and did not result in peaceful coexistence between Israelis and Palestinians. The nearly 1,600 Israeli casualties and many more thousands of wounded during this period by Palestinian terrorist and rocket attacks testify to this failure. Yitzhak Rabin’s land-for-security formula did not work. Be the first to know -...
  • Life was good for Stone Age Norwegians along Oslo Fjord

    06/04/2018 4:54:03 PM PDT · by SunkenCiv · 52 replies
    Science Nordic ^ | May 10, 2018 | Nancy Bazilchuk, based on article by Lasse Biornstad
    Southeastern Norway is the most populous part of Norway today. Based on an analysis of more than 150 settlements along Oslo Fjord, the area apparently also appealed to Stone Age people. Eleven thousand years ago at the end of the last ice age, Norway was buried under a thick layer of ice. But it didn't take long for folks to wander their way north as the ice sheet melted away. The first traces of human habitation in Norway date from roughly 9500 BC. Steinar Solheim is an archaeologist at the University of Oslo's Museum of Cultural History who has worked...
  • Hey, Moose! Say CHEESE!

    05/11/2018 12:35:12 PM PDT · by Red Badger · 53 replies
    www.concordmonitor.com ^ | Thursday, May 10, 2018 | Monitor staff
    As New Hampshire’s moose population struggles, the state fish and game department is asking people to submit photos of moose taken in New Hampshire from May 1 to May 15, as part of its spring moose survey. The photos help biologists monitor the health of the herd. One family in Merrimack got an up-close photo of a moose, which wandered into their yard and right up to the window. Resident Nichole DiVietro caught the moose’s surprise visit on video and posted it on YouTube, where it has received more than 10,000 views as of Thursday night. The video shows the...
  • Oslo to temporarily ban diesel vehicles

    01/16/2017 10:36:55 PM PST · by Olog-hai · 16 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 16 January 2017 10:13 CET+01:00 | NTB/The Local
    Beginning on Tuesday, diesel vehicles will be banned from driving on Oslo streets because of acute levels of dangerous air pollution. On both Monday and Tuesday, weather forecasts call for cold weather and very little wind, conditions likely to cause high levels of exhaust pollution over large areas of the city. Therefore the City of Oslo will for the first time ever implement a ban on diesel vehicles on municipal roads. On Tuesday, the ban will be in effect from 6am to 10pm. It will remain in effect during those same hours for as long as air pollution levels are...
  • Knesset committee meeting for annexing Ma'ale Adumim

    01/02/2017 1:23:12 AM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 3 replies
    ...convening to discuss the legal aspects of applying Israeli law to Ma'ale Adumim.
  • Another Jew from Clinton Gov't to Join Obama-Biden Team

    11/13/2008 8:49:08 PM PST · by Nachum · 22 replies · 1,501+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 11-14-08 | Tzvi Ben Gedalyahu
    (IsraelNN.com) Vice President-elect Joe Biden has appointed former Clinton administration aide Ran Klain as his chief of staff, one week after President-elect Barack Obama tapped Clinton aide Rahm Emanuel to head the White House as chief of staff. Both appointees are Jewish, but while Emanuel is an observant Jew, Klain intermarried more than 20 years ago and his family observes Christmas. Klain, like Emanuel, promoted the Oslo Peace Accords, which eventually exploded into the Oslo War that has been raging since September, 2000. Emanuel choreographed the handshake between Prime Minister Yitzchak Rabin and Yasser Arafat on the White House lawn...
  • Man charged with raping three Oslo women

    09/06/2016 11:33:23 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 39 replies
    TheLocal.no ^ | 06 Sep 2016 06:10 GMT+02:00 | (NTB/The Local)
    A 38-year-old man with an Eritrean background was charged with four counts of rape in Oslo District Court on Monday, Nettavisen wrote. The man, who is registered as living in Vest-Agder county, is accused of having raped three different women whom he met in the capital. “There is nothing that points to these being attack rapes, but rather as I understand it attacks on women that he met in the city,” the man’s defense lawyer, Arne Gunnar Aas told Nettavisen. …
  • Peace Now leader wants Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority

    08/07/2016 4:52:55 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 19 replies
    Aruts Sheva ^ | 7/8/16 | Stephen Flatow
    A veteran leader of the Peace Now movement is apparently calling on Israel to overthrow the Palestinian Authority. It may seem hard to believe, but that's the plain meaning of an op-ed in the July 29 edition of the New York Jewish Week by Martin I. Bresler, a former Chairman--and current board member--of Americans for Peace Now. ..... Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority- Peace Now has long functioned almost as a defense attorney for the Palestinian Authority--vigorously demanding Israeli concessions to the PA, while refraining from criticizing the PA's sponsorship of...
  • Noah’s Ark Crashes Into Coast Guard Vessel… You Read That Right

    06/11/2016 1:03:00 PM PDT · by artichokegrower · 66 replies
    gCaptain ^ | June 10, 2016 | Mike Schuler
    A 230-foot long replica of Noah’s Ark collided with a Norwegian Coast Guard vessel as it arrived in Oslo, Norway on Friday, causing damage to both ships. Media says the wooden replica, built by a Dutch carpenter Johan Huibers after he dreamed of a flood in his home town, was being towed into Oslo harbor when it somehow lost control and crashed into the moored patrol vessel Nornen.
  • Mass killer Anders Breivik's human rights breached in prison, court rules

    04/20/2016 10:40:44 AM PDT · by Innovative · 32 replies
    CNN ^ | Apr. 20, 2016 | Tim Hume and Olav Mellingsater, CNN
    Oslo, Norway (CNN) — Norwegian mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik has won part of his lawsuit against the state over his solitary confinement in a high-security prison, a court announced Wednesday. The Oslo district court found the 37-year-old's treatment in prison violated Article 3 of the European Convention on Human Rights, prohibiting "inhuman or degrading treatment," and ruled that his conditions must be eased. The court also ordered the government to pay legal costs of 331,000 kroner ($40,600) for the right-wing extremist, who killed 77 people in a shooting rampage and bombing attack in 2011.
  • Op-Ed: The state of the two-state solution

    01/11/2016 3:15:00 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 9 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 11/1/16 | Ted Belman
    The Two State solution (TSS) is dead but rather than bury it, the US and the EU want to embalm it, in the off chance that it can be brought to life in a decade or two. In the meantime they are doing their utmost to prevent Israel from building Jewish homes east of the armistice lines, including in Jerusalem. They do this in knowing violation of Israel’s rights. Moshe Arens, a former Israel Ambassador to the US, Israel Defense Minister and Minister of Defense, noted in Haaretz, Israel’s version of the New York Times: "These critics (of settlement construction)...
  • Police in Norway proclaim 'Oslo is lost'

    01/05/2016 8:38:01 AM PST · by SeekAndFind · 43 replies
    American Thinker ^ | 01/05/2016 | Carol Brown
    Gronland is a district in Oslo, Norway, very close to Parliament.  Per a Poqari News report, the area looks like “Karachi, Basra, and Mogadishu all rolled into one.”  The situation has devolved to such a point that the police in Gronland have declared: “Oslo is lost.” Gronland’s been on track to join the caliphate for a while.  A little over two years ago, Muslims in Gronland were pushing for it to become part of the Islamic State. Poqari News reports that Norway (and all of Europe) is no longer recognizable as such, that women are routinely raped, men are...
  • Obama says 'peace is distant' but Israel needs to try

    12/09/2015 6:16:04 PM PST · by Eleutheria5 · 22 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 9/12/15 | Cynthia Blank
    President Reuven Rivlin met at the White House on Wednesday evening with US President Barack Obama for the first time since he assumed the presidency. President Obama stressed the meeting was "an opportunity to reaffirm the unbreakable bonds between Israel and the US," adding that "our commitment to Israel's security is an important pillar of US foreign policy." The remark was likely an attempt to convey a clear message of American support for Israel, despite strains between the two countries earlier in the year over the Iran nuclear deal. Obama also took the opportunity to condemn Palestinian violence, urging Palestinian...
  • Sandy Berger, former national security adviser, dies

    12/02/2015 6:51:53 AM PST · by TroutStalker · 165 replies
    Politico ^ | 12/02/15 | Nick Gass
    Former National Security Adviser Sandy Berger, who served under President Bill Clinton, has died at the age of 70. "V sad start to day; just learned Sandy Berger passed away during the night," Richard Haass, the president of the Council on Foreign Relations, tweeted Wednesday morning. "Good man & friend who served nation well as bill clinton's NSA." Antony Blinken, the current deputy secretary of state and a Berger acolyte, tweeted, "Mourn the passing of Sandy Berger --- father, husband, mentor, friend, leader and great patriot. RIP SRB." Berger, a longtime lawyer who founded Stonebridge International, a Washington-based advisory group,...
  • Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe [Funded DNC, 0, and Hillary!]

    10/17/2009 8:11:30 PM PDT · by Steelfish · 18 replies · 1,516+ views
    Wall St. Journal ^ | October 17th 2009
    OCTOBER 17, 2009 Rajaratnam Surfaced in U.S. Terrorism Probe By EVAN PEREZ and MATTHEW ROSENBERG WASHINGTON—The hedge-fund billionaire charged as part of a vast insider-trading case surfaced in an earlier, separate probe into U.S. fundraising by a Sri Lankan terrorist group, people familiar with the probe said. As part of that investigation, federal agents said they uncovered documents showing that Raj Rajaratnam, founder of the Galleon Group, was among several wealthy Sri Lankans in the U.S. whose donations to a Maryland-based charity made their way to the Liberation Tigers of Tamil Eelam, according to people familiar with the probe. Raj...
  • Fatah (Palestinian Leadership) on the Verge of Eruption

    10/23/2015 2:43:38 PM PDT · by jonatron · 10 replies
    YNet News ^ | 10/23/2015 | Alex Fishman
    When senior Palestinian security officials want to mock their Israeli colleagues, they remind them that just in Qalandiya - an area controlled by Israel - there are at least 400 M-16 rifles. That figure does not incluide other weapons - guns, explosives and grenades - that are in the hands of militant groups there. Some of these groups are affiliated with Fatah's Tanzim, some are affiliated with other organizations, and others belong to criminal organizations - all operating in this no man's land, where no law applies. These militants have no problem with appearing on camera, on Channel 2 for...
  • Oslo to Ban Private Cars in Green Push

    10/19/2015 2:52:06 PM PDT · by nickcarraway · 26 replies
    The Local ^ | 19 Oct 2015
    Oslo's new leftist city council said on Monday that it wanted to ban private cars from the downtown area by 2019 as part of a plan to slash greenhouse gas emissions by half. The plan was laid out by the Labour Party and its allies the Socialist Left and the Green Party, who won the September 14 municipal elections in the Norwegian capital. The programme envisages a ban on private vehicles in the city centre which, according to the Verdans Gang newspaper, is home to only about 1,000 people but where some 90,000 work. Although the city council did not...
  • Abbas: Palestinians No Longer Committed to Oslo Accords

    09/30/2015 11:06:59 AM PDT · by Olog-hai · 7 replies
    INN ^ | 9/30/2015, 7:40 PM | Ari Soffer and Ari Yashar
    Palestinian Authority (PA) leader Mahmoud Abbas has announced that the PA is no longer committed to the 1994 Oslo Accords. In his UN General Assembly address Wednesday evening, Abbas wasted no time attacking Israel from the podium in New York. He began by repeating calls for a “two-state solution,” and condemning Israeli “settlements” in Judea and Samaria, as well as the blockade of Gaza. …