Two leading Norwegian Labor Unions will enforce a two week long blockade on Israeli ships. Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg have not vetoed this hostile act approved by Union leader Roar Flåthen.
The Union voiced their support for the Islamic – aid flotilla – that tried to break the Israeli control over the sea waters of Israel and Gaza.
The Norwegian sea blockade against Israeli ships and goods will be put into effect 15th of June. The Blockade will last for two weeks.
The two unions that will en force a blockade on everything Israeli, are both transporters unions. They control the labor force at Norwegian sea ports, and the trucks that transports goods out to the shopping centers.
While the Norwegian Prime Minister Jens Stoltenberg (labor) had kept mum towards the Unions threat of action, the Norwegian Christianity Party’s elected chairman of the Norwegian Parliaments – Friends of Israel – committee, has voiced his opposition.
– Norwegian sea ports are owned by the Norwegian state. Our sea ports should not be used for such private boycotts of any nation, explains Hans Olav Syvertsen.
Source: Norwegian News Agency, NTB.
In the winter of 1939, the Jews were blocked from entering all major sea ports i Europe. The excuse used: Fear of coming into the bad books of Nazi-Germany.
On May 13, 1939, the German transatlantic liner St. Louis sailed from Hamburg, Germany, for Havana, Cuba. On the voyage were 938 passengers. Almost all were Jews fleeing from the Third Reich. Most were German citizens, some were from Eastern Europe, and a few were officially “stateless.”
The ship was rejected in the sea ports of Cuba, and in the United States of America. The ship had to return to Europe
Jewish organizations now managed to get an emergency limited lifting of the sea blockade. Great Britain took 288 passengers; the Netherlands admitted 181 passengers, Belgium took in 214 passengers; and 224 passengers found at least temporary refuge in France.
532 St. Louis passengers were trapped when Germany conquered Western Europe. 278 survived the Holocaust. 254 died:
Now, Norway is doing a copy-cat of Cuba and the US. To avoid violence from its own Muslim citizens, the Government of Norway will scarify the Jewish homeland, by boycotting anything Jewish.
First published: June 12, 2010.