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Blutwölfin
Friday, January 6th, 2006, 03:48 PM
Norway's Finance Minister Kristin Halvorsen is backing a planned consumer boycott of Israeli goods, contradicting the coalition government's policy.

Ms Halvorsen voiced support for a campaign of solidarity with the Palestinians, due to be launched by her Socialist Left party this month.

"It is a long time since I bought any Israeli products," she told Norway's Dagbladet newspaper.

Norway's foreign ministry said such a boycott was not government policy.

Ms Halvorsen insisted she was expressing her party's view and not that of the government. She would not front the campaign, she added.

She gave the interview before Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon suffered a stroke on Wednesday.

Ms Halvorsen's party is a minority partner in a three-party coalition formed after elections in September, alongside the Labour Party and Centre Party.

Last month, the municipality of Soer-Trondelag in central Norway launched a boycott of Israeli goods and services.

A finance ministry spokesman, Runar Malkenes, told the BBC News website that "there are no moves to push for a boycott of Israeli goods" at government level.

He said such differences of view were part of coalition politics.

Source (http://news.bbc.co.uk/2/hi/europe/4584738.stm)

beowulf wodenson
Friday, January 6th, 2006, 05:29 PM
Good for them on the boycott though sounds like a bunch of reds doing it :speechles They (media) would pay no attention to nationalist patriots anyway? :flagge21: (got the right flag this time I think :D ) Norwegian I ain't, so I've admittedly no idea how the body-politic works there.

brian
Friday, January 6th, 2006, 11:20 PM
Good for them on the boycott though sounds like a bunch of reds doing it :speechles

Though, what is this political show going to actually accomplish? What meaningful change is to occur from this?

If I turn off the water when I don't need it and turn off the lights when I leave the room, do I believe I am really doing a big part in saving the environment? With the same line of thinking, if I get a bunch of friends together and commit to not consuming Jewish products, will I do real harm against the Jews?

Americans did hurt the French economy a bit when they refused to purchase French goods and visiting France before and during the Iraq War. But this isn't the reason that France is sinking into Third World status. It was a blip on the radar.

This is not news. It's hot air from a fanatic Red (and I am sad it is from Norway.)

beowulf wodenson
Saturday, January 7th, 2006, 02:32 PM
Though this is admittedly a Norge-centered thread, the most effective way to combat the zionist state would be Washington withholding our American tax $$ and aid that has most unfortunately kept Israel afloat since 1948.
As you said,boycotts from most any entity are usually little better than political posturing.

Richarður
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, 09:24 AM
This "Israel product boycott" has take a great place in the media and everything, but personally, I don't really know about any Israelian products in Norway. Take me for an example. I have never purchased any Israleian products in my life, atleast that I know about. I don't really believe we got any products of that kind in a standard Norwegian store.

Personally I've never greeted a Jew, I don't really know if there is any Israelians or Jews in my home town.

I don't believe this boycott is to be taken too serious.

Slå ring om Norge
Tuesday, January 10th, 2006, 09:46 AM
Noway imported isrealian shit for 500 millions last year. Vegeatables, frut, wine, and 130 M of these are high tech weapons systems, that our fighter planes now are done dependent on.

The water in vegetables and fruits are stolen from palestinaian ares. Take a view through Google earth, and you see the green ares are Israeli, the barren sand is palestinian.

On the scum Halvorsen, she looks very tired now, her skin is hanging loose on her face. That she initiates a boycot now, is to win back the leftwing of her party. SV is in deep conflict with itself, as she is, and the crack has also spread to the youthorganization of the major party of this coallision, Ap, and also to LO.

The government is by now considered a bunch of servile puddles for USA, and how long this internal shizofrenia in the coallition can resist breakedown is exiting to watch. I salute their personal decomposition.

beowulf wodenson
Wednesday, January 11th, 2006, 03:58 PM
The government is by now considered a bunch of servile puddles for USA, Which in turn (U.S. gov.) are a bunch of servile lackeys for the zionists in most every way :speechles Believe you me, the U.S. government does not represent the interests of the average American like myself.

Gagnraad
Friday, January 13th, 2006, 06:02 AM
Last month, the municipality of Soer-Trondelag in central Norway launched a boycott of Israeli goods and services.
I live here, and I haven't heard anything about it, and personally I don't really care much about it either...
Jeg holder med FrP og De Grønne!

Slå ring om Norge
Friday, January 13th, 2006, 09:25 AM
I live here, and I haven't heard anything about it, and personally I don't really care much about it either...
Jeg holder med FrP og De Grønne!

I still owe some contingent...

The problem with Frp, the major blue, is that their leader Hagen seems to have become political religious on his old days, and has lead the party to shameless adoration of Jerusalem in the open...:speechles

This is the partys official policy, but also a good share of the members and electors of Frp are of other opinions, also traditionally...

However, the party is the only accountable that has taken immigration serious, and keeps plenty pragmatical voters on that:cool:

Freja
Sunday, January 15th, 2006, 08:34 PM
This "Israel product boycott" has take a great place in the media and everything, but personally, I don't really know about any Israelian products in Norway. Take me for an example. I have never purchased any Israleian products in my life, atleast that I know about. I don't really believe we got any products of that kind in a standard Norwegian store.


Jaffa oranges along with your Kvikklunsj to go skiing... ;)

Gagnraad
Monday, January 16th, 2006, 06:39 AM
Jaffa oranges along with your Kvikklunsj to go skiing... ;)
Hahaha!
Bare for å si det:
Jeg syns at situasjonen mellom Palestina og Israel er patetisk. At FN syntes synd på jødene etter WWII er greit, men hvorfor gi bort Palestirnenes land? Det er det samma som om Feks. Tyrkia ble nesten utslettet av Irakere og sier at Norge er et hellig land for dem, så de får Oslo m.m. Hva sier dere da?
Så jeg er ved Palestinas side i denne saken hvertfall. :cool:

Richarður
Monday, January 16th, 2006, 08:21 AM
Jaffa oranges along with your Kvikklunsj to go skiing... ;)

Oh! Shame!
:/

HallowedGround
Monday, January 16th, 2006, 08:26 AM
Where would democracy be without different opinions....

Slå ring om Norge
Monday, January 16th, 2006, 09:42 AM
Hahaha!
Bare for å si det:
Jeg syns at situasjonen mellom Palestina og Israel er patetisk. At FN syntes synd på jødene etter WWII er greit, men hvorfor gi bort Palestirnenes land? Det er det samma som om Feks. Tyrkia ble nesten utslettet av Irakere og sier at Norge er et hellig land for dem, så de får Oslo m.m. Hva sier dere da?
Så jeg er ved Palestinas side i denne saken hvertfall. :cool:

Det pinelige er at Israel kan takke Norge for sin eksistens, Norge var tunga på vektskåla da det ble banket igjennom.

Det skammelige er at uten norsk uran, hadde disse kjelringene heller ikke fått tilgang til atomvåpen så tidlig i spillet...

Det heslige er at Carl I.Hagen slikker Israel under de samme støvlene som svina tråkker ned fattige og undertrykte sivile med.

Demokratene er et parti ganske på linje med oss i viktige saker, men de er dessverre marginale, og mangler folk. Demokratene er et parti vi kunne gått inn i, og faktisk kunne blitt dominerende i. Jeg kjenner lederne, og flere og, og ble tilbudt 2.plassen på Oslo lista ifjor..muligens på spøk? Men jeg er kunstner, ikke politiker.

Men med Hagen på Israeltrip, er det rørt vann å fiske i, for det er mange antiisraelske elementer i Frp. Men partipisken holdes varm, man ekskluderer over en lav sko, og det er vel det mest disiplinerte partiet i Norge nå...