Norway’s Boycotting Wal-Mart While Investing In Iran

Here is the WALL STREET JOURNAL article, who’s subtitle is tough:

  • “President Trump says Oslo is a ‘great ally.’ So why is it boycotting Wal-Mart while investing in Iran?

….Last week Mr. Trump praised Norway as a “great ally.” Despite vast wealth and generous social spending, however, the Norwegians skimp when it comes to the common defense of the U.S. and Europe. Norway is a member of the North Atlantic Treaty Organization, but it consistently fails to meet the NATO guideline of putting 2% of gross domestic product toward its military. Instead, Norway relies for protection on the U.S., which spent 3.3% of GDP on defense in 2016.

One might expect Norwegians to appreciate the imbalance in their favor. But at times Oslo acts toward the U.S. like some cartoon “limousine liberal” who sneers at the cops and the methods they use to protect his neighborhood. Norway’s government pension fund has singled out for divestment several U.S. defense contractors—including BoeingHoneywellLockheed Martin and Northrop Grumman —“because they are involved in production of nuclear weapons.” But these companies help make such weapons only for the U.S. government, and NATO’s most recent strategic review declares America’s nuclear umbrella to be “the supreme guarantee” of the alliance’s security.

Norway’s pension fund divested from Wal-Mart for purported “serious violations of human rights.” Despite Norway’s reliance on oil, the fund has divested from some two dozen U.S. companies because they produce a different fossil fuel, coal. 

In 2016 Norway’s government authorized its pension fund, controlled by the country’s finance ministry, to purchase Iranian government bonds. Thus, the fund boycotts U.S. defense companies, while allowing investments in the government of Iran, the leading state sponsor of terrorism and a patron of Bashar Assad’s atrocities in Syria. Norway is also quickly building academicbankingenergy and other ties with Tehran.

That’s a contrast with Oslo’s cool stance toward Israel. In May, Norway’s biggest trade union, which represents a quarter of the working-age population, voted for a complete boycott of Israel. Press reports in December suggested that Oslo would cut funding for nongovernmental groups that advocate boycotts of Israel. But on Jan. 2 the Norwegian mission in Palestine announced that no policy had changed and “as before, the Norwegian Government will not provide support to organizations that have stated boycott of Israel as their primary goal” (emphasis added). At the United Nations last month, Norway voted to criticize America’s recognition of Jerusalem as Israel’s capital. Haiti abstained….

 

Another “Ami Short” That Exemplifies the Left’s Antisemitism

(h/t Tanner)

Leftism corrupts the mind… and here you see just how much:

(TruthRevolt) In his newest “Ami on the Street” short video, filmmaker Ami Horowitz, whose 2012 film UN Me I reviewed here for FrontPage Magazine, hilariously highlights the hypocrisy of BDS movement supporters in Ireland, where store owners are proud to refuse business with Israel for “humanitarian reasons.” Horowitz poses as a sales rep for Iranian, North Korean, and the Sudanese products to put that humanitarianism to the test.

See his previous video at TruthRevolt here, in which he questions the Somali community in Minneapolis about whether they prefer sharia over American law, and this one in which he compares the reaction on the UC Berkeley campus to waving an ISIS flag versus waving a flag of Israel.

 

Videos on Israel: BDS, Apartheid, History, etc. (UPDATED)

Here are almost all the videos and audios I have either posted on my blog or uploaded to my YouTube & Vimeo dealing with the Palestinian Conflict or Israel. New videos will be added at the top. UPDATES appear just underneath.

Does Israel discriminate against Arabs? Is it today’s version of apartheid South Africa? Olga Meshoe, herself a South African whose family experienced apartheid, settles the question once and for all.


Why don’t the Palestinians have their own country? Is it the fault of Israel? Of the Palestinians? Of both parties? David Brog, Executive Director of the Maccabee Task Force, shares the surprising answers.


When the state of Israel was founded in 1948, it was done so with the approval of the United Nations. But today, Israel’s enemies routinely challenge the legitimacy of its very existence. So, under international law, who’s right? Israel? Or its enemies?


As Israel is under attack from Hamas in the Gaza strip and BDS — Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions — right here in America, Bill Whittle makes the historical and moral case for Israel, and shows just who, indeed, are the tyrants and aggressors in the Middle East


In which our host, Andrew Klavan, points out that the leftists behind the current Boycott, Divestment and Sanction, or BDS, efforts against the State of Israel are not at all anti-semitic. They just hate Jews and want to kill them…


Israel is a vibrant democracy with full rights for women and gays, a free press and independent judiciary. You would think that the United Nations would celebrate such a country. Instead, the UN condemns Israel at every turn to the point of obsession. How did this happen? Anne Bayefsky, director of the Touro Institute on Human Rights, explains in five eye-opening minutes.


Are Israeli Settlements the Barrier to Peace?

Is Israel’s policy of building civilian communities in the West Bank the reason there’s no peace agreement with the Palestinians? Or would there still be no peace even if Israel removed all of its settlements and evicted Israeli settlers, as it did in Gaza in 2005? Renowned Harvard professor and legal scholar Alan Dershowitz explains.


Kenneth Meshoe – Black South African Member of Parliament, Talks About Israel and Apartheid


Is Israel an Apartheid State?


Kenneth Meshoe, Member of Parliament in South Africa, Talks Israel


The History of the Middle East Conflict in 11 Minutes:


Why Israel can’t withdraw to its pre ’67 borders line:


Larry Elder On Israel (Plus: “Son of Hamas”)


A Challenge To Medved on Jewish/Israeli History


Medved Makes Short Order of Some Tired Ol’ Mantras


BDS: The Attempt to Strangle Israel ~ Dershowitz


The Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions (BDS) movement says it’s fighting for Palestinian rights, but it’s really just trying to destroy Israel. Jonathan Sacks, author and former Chief Rabbi of the United Kingdom, explains how.


The Middle East Problem ~ Prager


UN vs Israel ~ Dr. Anne Bayefsky


Anti-Israeli Views at the NYT & the U.N. Exemplified ~ Prager


A Pro-Palestinian Call Taken ~ Prager


Caller Asks Dennis Prager About Palestinian History


Israel Palestinian Conflict: The Truth About the West Bank


ISRAEL VS THE WORLD!! ~ Crowder


Palestine Sucks ~ Crowder

The Attempt to Strangle Israel ~ Prager University (Alan Dershowitz)

The latest strategy employed by those who wish to strangle Israel is called BDS. It may sound harmless, but do not be fooled. It stands for Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions, and not only is it poisonous for Israel, but for the world as well. Israel is one of the freest countries on earth, where everyone–including Arabs–benefit from that freedom. If Israel continues to be singled out by BDS and suffocated economically, the damage would ripple throughout the globe. In five minutes, learn about BDS and why it must be stopped.