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A failed criticism

Just when we thought Israel had lost its opinion, Jostein Gaarder came to the aid of the warlords.


[11. August 2006] As the bombs fall on Lebanon and homemade rockets hit more and more Israelis, support for the war among the Israeli population is increasing. In Norway, criticism of Israel has been strong, so strong that even Kjell Magne Bondevik has felt the need to point a finger and not just a polite hand to his Israeli friends. Just when it seems that the last Israel friends in the country belong to the Progress Party, the warlords get help. From Jostein Gaarder.

"We no longer recognize the state of Israel," wrote philosopher and author Gaarder in a column in Aftenposten last Saturday. He expressed the despair we all feel over the situation. . .

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