Daily Israel Report

Jews in Norway: "We Do Not Feel Safe"

Best-selling Norwegian author Hanne N. Herland tells Arutz Sheva her country is the most anti-Semitic in the West.
By A7 Staff
First Publish: 3/20/2012, 6:02 PM

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Ervin Kohn, head of the Jewish community in Oslo said on Monday to the Norwegian daily Dagbladet, “This could just have easily happened in Norway. We do not feel safe.”

He added that the Jewish community is a vulnerable group and would like to see permanent police protection at its institutions.

Eleven serious anti-Semitic incidents were recorded in Norway last month. This included several death threats made against Norwegian Jews.

Hanne Nabintu Herland is a Norwegian author whose new book Respekt tops the Norwegian best-seller book list.

In an interview for Arutz Sheva with Israeli anti-Semitism expert Manfred Gerstenfeld, Herland called Norway “the most anti-Semitic country in the Western world.”

She added, “The Norwegian government indirectly accepts the Hamas agenda where its main goals include ethnic cleansing, terror, and genocide against the Jews.”

Herland wondered whether Norway "can be considered a free democratic state".

Earlier she wrote that Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Stoere is ridiculing his country internationally by acting as a self-styled Hamas activist.

Herland said that anti-Israelism in Norway is often accompanied by and indistinguishable from anti-Semitism.

For the complete interview, click here.