Der­showitz: Nor­way most anti-is­rael in world

The Jewish Chronicle - - News - BY JESSICA ELGOT

LAWYER ALAN Der­showitz has crit­i­cised Nor­way’s Is­rael am­bas­sador for “sug­gest­ing Ha­mas terrorism against Is­rael is more jus­ti­fied that the re­cent ter­ror­ist at­tack against Nor­way”.

Svein Sevje told Is­raeli news­pa­per Maariv that Pales­tini­ans “are do­ing this be­cause of a de­fined goal that is re­lated to the Is­raeli oc­cu­pa­tion. There are el­e­ments of re­venge against Is­rael and ha­tred of Is­rael. To this you can add the re­li­gious el­e­ment to their ac­tions.

“We Nor­we­gians con­sider the oc­cu­pa­tion to be the cause of the ter­ror. against Is­rael. Those who be­lieve this will not change their mind be­cause of the at­tack in Oslo.”

Mr Deshowitz said he “could not re­mem­ber many other ex­am­ples of so much non­sense com­pressed in so short an in­ter­view.

“I know of no rea­son­able per­son who has tried to jus­tify the ter­ror­ist at­tacks against Nor­way.

“Yet there are many Nor­we­gians who not only jus­tify ter­ror­ist at­tacks against Is­rael, but praise them, sup­port them, help fi­nance them and le­git­i­mate them.”

Mr Der­showitz has pre­vi­ously called Nor­way “the worst coun­try in the world when it comes to its record on Is­rael and the Jews”.

Mr Sevje had writ­ten to Maariv, claim­ing he “did not seek to con­vey any per­sonal or gov­ern­men­tal po­si­tion re­gard­ing the mo­ti­va­tion be­hind ter­ror at­tacks against Is­rael, nor to com­pare ter­ror at­tacks in Is­rael and Nor­way”.

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