Norway expected to improve country’s tone toward Israel

Pro-Israel groups in Norway hailed Monday’s national Norwegian elections that will bring to power a center-right government expected to be considerably more sympathetic to Israel.

Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg (sf.left) is the new Prime Minister elect of Norway.
Conservative Party leader Erna Solberg (second from left) is the new Prime Minister elect of Norway.

“Among pro-Israel supporters in Norway there is generally a sense of relief that the Norwegian people voted out of power those who have very little understanding for Israel and some of whom worked for a boycott of Israel,” said Conrad Myrland, head of With Israel for Peace (Med Israel for Fred), the largest non-religious, pro-Israel organization in the country.

Norway’s opposition Conservatives, headed by Erna Solberg, swept to victory on Monday. They are poised to form a coalition with the populist right-wing Progress Party and two small centrist parties, the Christian Democrats and the Liberals.

Ine Marie Eriksen Søreide, the Conservative party head of the Foreign Affairs Committee in the outgoing parliament who is touted as a possible foreign minister candidate, said her party’s policies on Israel and the Middle East would be marked by “a little less dogmatism and a little more realism and understanding of self. That should be the basis of Norwegian policy in the Middle East.”

Progress Party’s Peter Myhre said his party would “reduce the criticism that the current [outgoing] government has used when Israel wants to defend itself. The country’s right to defend itself is very important.”

The Christian Democrat’s Hans Olav Syversen, who was head of the Friends of Israel group in parliament from 2009 to 2011, said one of the changes that would be brought about by the election of a new coalition would be a “new rhetoric” on Israel. “You will not see us asking for boycotts [of Israel],” he said.

Source: Jerusalem Post

My comment:

Let me fist underline that the antisemitic elite in Norway lost the election in Norway.  This is good news.

The bad news, is that the new Right-left government of Norway is not going to commit it self to radical changes.  The Norwegian embassy will not be shifted from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem. Norway is still going to feed into a “two-state solution”, which includes the division of Jerusalem.

The Jewish people were skeptical to the Messiah coming for Galilee. “Can anything good come from there?”. Surely, the Messiah was raised in Nazareth.

But from Norway, do not expect anything good. This nations is committed to Replacement theology, and “Palestinianism”. Still, there are some 10.000 Evangelical Christian Friends of Israel inside this nation.

Written by Ivar

One thought on “Norway expected to improve country’s tone toward Israel

  1. “While people are saying, “Peace and safety,” destruction will come on them suddenly, as labor pains on a pregnant woman, and they will not escape. But you, brothers, are not in darkness so that this day should surprise you like a thief. You are all sons of the light and sons of the day. We do not belong to the night or to the darkness. So then, let us not be like others, who are asleep, but let us be alert and self-controlled. For those who sleep, sleep at night, and those who get drunk, get drunk at night. But since we belong to the day, let us be self-controlled, putting on faith and love as a breastplate, and the hope of salvation as a helmet.” 1 Thess 5:3-8.

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