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Saturday, January 14, 2006

Norway boycotts Israel, for a few minutes.

Norway's federal government has threatened to boycott Israel, following one of its districts deciding to do so. That held for about 3 minutes, till the US intervened.
US Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice threatened Norway with "serious political consequences" after Finance Minister and Socialist Left Party leader Kristin Halvorsen admitted to supporting a boycott of Israeli goods.

The reaction was reportedly given to the Norwegian embassy in Washington DC, and it was made clear that the statements came from the top level of the US State Department, newspaper VG reports.

Norway's Minister of Foreign Affairs, Jonas Gahr Støre, responded immediately with written explanations to both Israel and the USA, clarifying the government's stance, while Halvorsen distanced her party's policy from that of the government's.

That's neat, I think the last time I saw a blonde giving out so fast was in a porn movie.
And if you're into boycotting Israel, may I suggest you start with Intel proccessors, planned and produced in Israel. Now would be the time to move your entire country's computers to AMDs. And good luck with that one.
Good guys 1 : Terrorists 0.


  • I love AMD, I always use AMD...

    Gonna be gettin the 4200+ soon, can't wait.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:11 AM, January 14, 2006  

  • Norway??? Norway would boycott Israel because......???? Maybe I will stop buying their sardines(or whatever else they have)

    By Blogger Grandma, at 7:12 AM, January 14, 2006  

  • A district of Norway is boycotting Israel. Along with the other boycott and divestment steps taken around the world, this looks like the beginning of what happened with Apartheid South Africa and eventually contributed to the collapse of that Apartheid regime.

    Text of the motion adopted:

    Boycott Israeli goods

    An international boycott campaign against Israel is now being launched. Apartheid in South Africa was condemned by the entire world and this contributed to the fall of the regime. Israel`s occupation of the West Bank, the Gaza Strip and the Syrian Golan Heights has been condemned by the UN. The Israeli settlements violate International Law. The construction of the Wall has been declared illegal by the International Court of Justice (ICJ), and the refugees still wait to return to their homes.

    Sør-Trøndelag was the first [Norwegian] county to boycott South Africa. Upholding this good tradition, the County council, as the first in the country, has decided to boycott Israeli goods, by not buying Israeli goods and through awareness raising efforts. We call on the population to do the same.


    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 8:07 AM, January 14, 2006  

  • I really wish they did do a true boycott, then they'd have to delete all microsoft related products, remove all intel chips, IBM chips and basically a ton of other electronics, I'm too lazy to look up. It's a shame ISMer doesn't follow suit, and throw his computer out the window.

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 3:04 PM, January 14, 2006  

  • I never really liked AMDs, but that might be related to my experiences with one of their processors... Oh yeah, by the way, I can't say this enough: An Intel processor, when it's too hot, will shut down. An AMD processor will melt.

    I think that pretty much says it. I heard they're better for gaming these days... I don't know, maybe I'm prejudiced after some bad experiences.

    By Blogger Nemesis6, at 3:08 PM, January 14, 2006  

  • ISMer, Yes that looks just like the boycott on South Africa.
    except the Norwegians gave up as quickly as you can say "Quisling"

    Also, I wasn't laughing about AMD processors, I'm an AMD user myself, but the point was, changing all computers to AMD processors might cost the Norwegians some money.

    By Blogger OnlyInIsrael, at 4:50 PM, January 14, 2006  

  • To TSMer

    A district of Norway is boycotting Israel. Along with the other boycott and divestment steps taken around the world, this looks like the beginning of what happened with Apartheid South Africa and eventually contributed to the collapse of that Apartheid regime.

    You really do live in your own little world. I have been in Europe for the past few months. And after talking with Europeans, attitudes have changed. Europeans no longer blindly support the palestinians.

    It's actually quite funny but many Europeans are asking why Israel did the disengagement at all.

    While the rampant anti-americanism is still around, the fact is that Israel is no longer looked at as the american proxy. While it's taking time the fact is that Europeans are simply tired of this shit.

    While many people might complain about the disengagement, their is a silver lining. Europeans see gaza continuing to become an even bigger dump, and for the exception of ISMer, most of them see that the reason for this has ABSOLUTELY NOTHING TO DO WITH ISRAEL.

    While a small group of norwegians and britons might be playing games. They aren't the only Europeans. And you to look at the disenfranchised Dutch, Germans, Austrians, and so on.

    But hey I enjoy seeing ISMer live in his world. He's got no education, no life, all he's got is his storm front buddies.

    By Anonymous Manker, at 5:36 PM, January 14, 2006  

  • It gets even better

    Nordic VCs seek co-investment opportunities in Israel

    ...During their first visit to Israel, the Nordic Venture Network delegation, represented by nine venture capital firms of the Nordic region, met on Monday in one-on-one meetings with 25 Israeli venture capital and technology firms.

    "We came here with the purpose of forging relationships with Israeli venture capital firms. Face-to-face meetings are the best way of making business," said Einar Lindquist, senior advisor at Eqvitec Partners Oy, a Norwegian privately owned and independent venture capital firm with €300 million under management in four funds that are invested in early and growth stage technology-intensive companies.

    I guess even if the 'boycott' were to be official. It really wouldn't stop most Nordic people from investing anyways.

    Good guys 2 : Terrorists & supporters 0

    By Anonymous Manker, at 7:17 PM, January 17, 2006  

  • It gets even better than before,7340,L-3204618,00.html

    Norway: Israel boycott a flop

    Survey among large food chains shows no reduction in sales of Israeli products

    And you can read the rest

    Good guys 3: Terrorists & supporters 0

    By Anonymous Manker, at 8:33 PM, January 22, 2006  

  • Perhaps Condi can call a boycott on some of these so-called 'Christian' groups calling for 'selective divestment'?

    By Blogger Stephen, at 11:37 AM, January 31, 2006  

  • Gandhi: "If you are a minority of one, the truth is the truth". Simply astonishing how your commentors can gloat over the protective umbrella of American power, and not examine the reasons for the Norwegian action. N.B. Even today, Germans are proud of the many genuinely good things the Nazi regime brought into being, like the Autobahn. But at what price? The same question applies.

    By Blogger Paul Meyer, at 11:16 PM, April 02, 2006  

  • Norway has the moral high ground to criticize Israel...

    It's Prime Minister Vidkun a staunch critic of Israel...

    I mean...who is the current prime it still Vidkun Quisling?

    By Anonymous Anonymous, at 7:52 AM, January 16, 2009  

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