Norwegian State-Owned TV Links Country’s Funding of PA to Promotion of Hatred Towards Israel (VIDEO)

February 27, 2013 2:23 pm 14 comments

A Palestinian boy throwing a stone at the Israeli security fence. Photo: Justin McIntosh.

Norwegian state-owned TV, NRK, recently aired a 10-minute report on the PA’s incitement against Israel through hate speech in government sanctioned media. The report followed on the heels of a report by Palestinian Media Watch which drew a direct connection between the PA’s promotion of hatred and terror glorification and the Norwegian funding of the PA, at 300 million kroner a year ($52,628,700).

Here is the transcript of the segment (provided by PMW) and the video can be viewed below:

NRK TV narrator: “This is Palestinian children’s television, funded and partially controlled by the Palestinian Authority, which receives large sums annually from Norway.”

Continuation of same PMW video from PA TV is shown
(PA TV, Young girl:) “…our wars were for the Al-Aqsa Mosque, and that our enemy, Zion, is Satan with a tail… We are fed up with our division, while all people are uniting.”
(PA TV host:) “Bravo, bravo, bravo.” [...]

NRK narrator: “Staff at Palestinian Media Watch in Jerusalem are watching a broadcast from Palestinian television. The Israeli organization is on the Israeli right-wing politically. [Its] goal is to document what values Palestinian TV and newspapers convey to their own people. Danish Nan Zilberdik [of PMW] says that what she calls ‘demonization’ exists to a great extent.”

PMW senior analyst Nan Jacques Zilberdik: “What we [PMW] report is definitely the general [PA] message. We don’t provide just a few examples that we have chosen to make it look extreme. I think that Norwegian and other leaders will be surprised to hear what the Palestinian leaders with whom they talk about peace, say in Arabic.”

NRK narrator: “This is from a documentary this year on PA TV, about the Jews”:

PMW translated video from PA TV is shown
(PA TV:) “Faced with the Jews’ schemes, Europe could not bear their character traits, monopolies, corruption, and their control and climbing up positions in government.
The European nations felt that they had suffered a tragedy by providing refuge for the Jews. Later the Jews obtained the Balfour Declaration, and Europe saw it as an ideal solution to get rid of them.”

NRK narrator: “Palestinian Media Watch has published a book about what is being broadcast in the media controlled by the PA. NRK (Norwegian) TV asked the Holocaust Center to evaluate it.”

Øivind Kopperud, Center for Studies of Holocaust and Religious Minorities: “There are certainly clear Antisemitic aspects and that is part of this conflict situation. There is [in PA media] an enhanced image of ‘the other,’ an enemy image that contributes to demonizing the Jewish state.” [...]

NRK narrator: “How widespread are those attitudes towards Jews and Israel that PA TV helps to transmit? Sunday Evening News traveled among Palestinians in the West Bank to find the answer. First stop: the Palestinian capital, Ramallah. At the first café table we come across, it turns out that The Protocols of the Elders of Zion is already the topic of discussion.”

Man in café: “We were just talking about this. Yes, I read some before and I know, I believe that there is a Protocol for they are planning to control the world.”

NRK narrator: “The Protocols is a more than 100-year-old text documenting that the Jews will take over world supremacy, and which is a forgery to discredit the Jews. But at this cafe table the most famous Antisemitic text in the world is alive and well.”

NRK reporter: “Do you know that these Protocols are false?”

Man in café: “False? I don’t believe that. I believe they have written this, because this is the mentality of the Jewish [people].” [...]

NRK narrator: “Since 2008, Norway has given over 300 million kroner a year in budget support to the Palestinian Authority. [The PA] finances and partly controls PA TV. The State Secretary [Torgeir Larsen] has read PMW’s material.”

State Secretary, Torgeir Larsen: “There are examples in the book (PMW’s Deception) that clearly express hatred. There are also examples of Antisemitism, which you find in Palestinian society. But these are examples. And it’s also important for me to emphasize that those (i.e., PMW) who have put together these examples – I do not doubt the content – are part of an ongoing political battle.”

NRK narrator: “He [State Secretary Torgeir Larsen] said Norway has discussed this with the PA, but that it is not relevant to stop the Norwegian financial support [to the PA], which goes to building Palestinian institutions.
What about the Israeli media? Don’t they also portray the Palestinians as basically evil? This is a Middle East expert who knows the Israeli media well.”

Asgeir Ueland, Author and journalist: “In the mainstream [Israeli] media it hardly ever occurs, at least not that I can remember from reading the Hebrew press for about 16 years, and cannot remember [anything] being broadcast on radio, television or in major newspapers.”

NRK narrator: “He says that hate messages are found in the Israeli media, but it is in the settlers’ own media and media that belong on the Israeli right. This is a picture that is also supported by other sources NRK [TV] has contacted.”

Watch the NRK segment below:

14 Comments

  • Norweigns were the last country in Europe to admit Jews -in 1851. Quisling and his associates sold out the country to the Germans – given the small number of Jews and geography. the Germans did not push to kill Jews but rather it were the Norweigns who asked for boats to take Jews to the death camps in Poland. And Norway was the 1st country in Europe to ban kosher slaughtering – in 1929! At least Sweden, which cooperated with the Germans during the did protect Jews where ever it was possible, Norway readily sent Jews to their deaths. For more info – read “Norway’s response to the Holocaust” by Prof. Samuel Abrahamsen. So Norway’s giving millions of dollars to the Palestinians is nothing more than the continuation of anti-Semitism.

  • Good to see the report but rest assure those who have supported Norwegian investment in Palestinian entities like the PA TV, before they change anything will do all they can to rationalize away the fact that they, the Norwegians have essentially been funding another society instilling values in its children akin to the Ku Klux Klan.

  • The Lutherans of Norway, Sweden, Denmark and Finland have a long history of Jew-hatred. They fund islamic activities and , in particular, encourage muslim vitreol directed against Israel.
    They have yet to read the medina koran, written after 622, that clearly advocates killing ALL infidels (Christians and Jews)

  • Is it just coincidence that the Trojan horse called “the Oslo Accords” was partly fathered by Norway?

  • Who knows? Maybe when the Norwegians start listening to what the Palestinians say about the Jews they will start listening to what their home-grown Muslims say about them.

  • I am so pleased to see a country beginning to listen to what is being said in Arabic and how it is totally contrary to the espoused desire for peace.
    I can only hope this inquiry is taken up by other countries as well.

  • The Kingdom of Quislings.
    A Viking sickness evident in Sweden as well that instead of the direct wanton violence of old, is done by outsourcing as they have become lazy, fat, incurious and self-indulgent recipients of oil largesse. An icy Saudi Arabia, if you will.

  • Bigger is the lie more the weak brain believe .

  • Fredric M. London

    It is gratifying to see the media in a country, Norway, which is not part of the middle east, investigating and reporting impartially. I do wish people would pay attention.

    • Mordecai Ben Natan

      Fredric London.

      Norway investigating Impartially?
      Are you crazy?

      Norway has become a hub of anti Semitism and anti Israel.
      They support the Palestinians
      Please wake up to reality

    • You’re not serious? I’ve lived in Norway, my wife is Norwegian, but to be fair they are dreadfully anti-semitic and obviously intent on cultural suicide with their illogical backing of islam. Norway impartially reporting on the Mid-East? I do wish YOU would pay attention.

  • Let’s hope the Norwegian government does the right thing and either a) pulls the plug on PA funding or b) conditions said funding on eliminating the hateful message in PA media.

    • Yes, agreed and with Theresa. They need to ACT on this information. To promote hatred is wicked. It also trips up the people who are hearing the lies. Thus Palastinians put so much engergy into hatred -like digging tunnels – instead of productive energy into lifting up their families and community. So the Palstinains are the greatest losers from the lies in the end. Perhaps the well-meaning Norwegians need to understand this.

      • When it comes to Israel and the Jews, “well-meaning Norwegians” is an oxymoron. Quiet out of the way Norway is a place where Jews are not well-liked. This is not really new.

        Even during WWII, once you get past the country’s manufactured image magnifying the Norwegian resistance, you find a much larger contingent who volunteered for the Norwegian legion of the SS and the population in general who willingly collaborated.

        Among Norwegians you will find quite a few with a medieval perception of the Jews. Would not be surprised if many Norwegians also believed that the Protocols of Zion were real.

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