Is Iceland on Israeli radar after Norway?

Israeli Connection to Norway’s Terror Seems Strongest


Remat’s World


“Mossad is a master at false-flag terrorist attacks designed to alter perceptions and punish opponents of Israeli policy. The fingerprints of Israeli intelligence are all over the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the 3/22 train bombings in Madrid, the 7/7 transit bombings in London, and, now, the 7/22 attacks in Norway… While the Israeli-influenced corporate media has droned on and on about the dangers of Islamist terrorism, it is now obvious that the major threat to public safety comes from the State of Israel, a rogue nation that does not hesitate to murder the innocent to achieve its sordid political aims,” Wayne Madsen, July 25, 2011.

On March 9, 2011 – The BBC reported that property tycoons Robert and Vincent Tchenguiz were arrested as part of an investigation into the collapse of Icelandic bank Kaupthing. However, it was not mentioned that the two brothers were Israeli citizen and their father, Victor Tchenguiz, was an Iranian Jew and the royal jeweller of King Reza Shah (d. 1979). According to The Telegraph (March 6, 2010), Vincent Tchenguizs once dated Dorrit Moussaieff, the Israeli-born Jewish wife of Iceland’s President Dr. Ólafur Ragnar Grímsson.

Now, why I am mentioning this Jewish power in the tiny country Iceland with a population of 320,000? Well, the other day, I read Manfred Gerstenfeld’s Op-ed in Israeli daily YNet (July 18, 2011), entitled ‘Iceland against Israel’. Dr. Manfred is a political activist and Chairman of Board of Fellows at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs. His grievances against Icelanders are not much different to the anti-Israel activities of Norwegians, which really scares me.

Manfred list many reasons to slam Iceland as Anti-Semitic – highlighting Iceland government’s “considerable arrogance toward Israel“.

Iceland’s FM Ossur Skarphedinsson visited Hamas territory Gaza last week. He promised Palestinians Iceland’s support in their bid for statehood at the next United Nations General Assembly. He studiously avoided any diplomatic contact with Israel on that trip but visited Jordan and Egypt. Earlier this month, the Icelandic Birgitta Jonsdottir was the first parliamentarian of any country to visit participants of the Israeli sabotaged Gaza flotilla II.

During 2010 United Nations General assembly meeting – Iceland’s foreign minister spoke out against Israel. When FM Lieberman wrote to him on this issue, Skarphedinsson did not answer. He did not even confirm receipt of Lieberman’s letter. Skarphedinsson also ordered Icelandic diplomats to remain in the hall while Iranian President Ahmadinejad spoke at the Durban review conference in Geneva in 2009. Diplomats from almost all other European countries left.

The Icelandic Parliament had condemned Israel and some members suggested placing sanctions on the Zionist entity or even breaking off relations with it. When the Olmert government sent Minister Yuli Tamir to Europe during the Gaza invasion (2008-09) , Iceland refused to receive her.

In the 17th century, Icelandic clergyman Hallgrimur Pétursson composed a wide selection of hymns. In these hymns, Jews are mentioned more than 50 times, yet only for their “perfidy, falseness, wickedness and other malice.”

Iceland had refused to prosecute Evald Mikson who allegedly murdered Jews in his native Estonia until 1993. Mikson had found refuge in Iceland where his sons played in the national soccer team. Iceland’s President Olafur Grimsson had the nerve to comapre Mikson with Israeli murder of Hezbollah leader Abbas Musawi and of Israeli attacks on southern Lebanese towns.

In 2005, Iceland granted citizenship to former world chess champion, anti-Zionist Bobby Fischer who happens to have Jewish ancestry.

And finally Manfred’s humor. Iceland is pro-Muslim because it is trying to become a non-permanent member of UNSC for which it needs Muslim votes at the UN General assembly and Icelanders’ anti-Semitism is due to the fact that only a few Jews live in that country.

Iceland’s Muslim population is less than 50.

“Mossad is a master at false-flag terrorist attacks designed to alter perceptions and punish opponents of Israeli policy. The fingerprints of Israeli intelligence are all over the 9/11 attacks on the United States, the 3/22 train bombings in Madrid, the 7/7 transit bombings in London, and, now, the 7/22 attacks in Norway… While the Israeli-influenced corporate media has droned on and on about the dangers of Islamist terrorism, it is now obvious that the major threat to public safety comes from the State of Israel, a rogue nation that does not hesitate to murder the innocent to achieve its sordid political aims,” Wayne Madsen, July 25, 2011.


Anti-Nonsense (KH)

The people of Iceland are being accused of being anti-Semitic.  Nonsense.


Yesterday, an article on the website of the Reykjavík Grapevine about Icelandic- Israeli relations caught my attention and filled me with deep concern.

The Grapevine reports on another article calling Iceland and its people anti-Semitic.

Wait, what did just happen? Iceland? Anti-Semitic?

During his recent visit to the Palestinian region, the Foreign Minister of Iceland, Össur Skarphédinsson, expressed his support for a potential Palestinian state and thereby offended certain people.

By Monday, 18th July, Mr. Manfred Gerstenfeld, who is a political activist and Chairman of the Board of Fellows at the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, published an opinion piece on the Israel based news website Ynetnews (the internet site of Yedioth Ahronoth, Israel’s most read newspaper), titled “Iceland against Israel”.

In this article Mr. Gerstenfeld slams the Icelandic government for showing “considerable arrogance towards Israel” and says Foreign Minister Össur Skarphédinsson was well- known for his “plain egotism”.

Ok, I understand the conflict of Israel and Palestine is debatable and Mr. Gerstenfeld is of course entitled to his own opinion.

What makes me angry is the arrogance and condescension he’s displaying towards the Icelandic nation.

In his little pamphlet he discredits and belittles my adopted home in a patronizing and mean way.

I am obliged to set a few things straight.

Mr. Gerstenfeld, whose main occupation is being an environmental expert and business consultant, begins his lampoon with a smug comment about Iceland gaining “major publicity” with the collapse of its banks in 2008 and “when ash clouds from an eruption (…) caused major disturbances in European air traffic”.

Alright, I admit it: the financial meltdown and the volcanic eruption were all part of a well-planned, genius publicity stunt.

Also, Iceland is “a country that caused huge financial damage abroad”.

Yes, Mr. Gerstenfeld, we know that as well.

Have you ever thought about who is suffering most from the financial crisis?

I bet you haven’t wasted a single thought about the Icelandic people.

Do you think the Icelanders are enjoying living in bankruptcy?

Furthermore, Mr. Gerstenfeld tries to paint Iceland as anti-Semitic country simply based on the fact that only very few Jews live there.True, only very few people in Iceland are Jews.

Does that mean the country is anti-Semitic?

Do we measure the worth of a country by the number of its Jewish inhabitants?

The Icelandic Nation = 320 000 people!

Thereof not even 2% are of Roman Catholic belief, so do you call Iceland anti-Catholic?

Also, Mr. Gerstenfeld criticizes that there is only one “expert on the country’s attitude toward Jews” in Iceland.

What kind of an argument is that?

Is that supposed to be evidence of Iceland’s anti-Semitism?

Iceland is a nation of 320 000 people- just to remind you- how many experts on Jews and Anti-Semitism must one have?

Reading Mr. Gerstenfeld’s article over and over again made me really mad. One should think the Chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs would write a witty, well-balanced article on a higher level and not something so terribly biased and lacking in strong and substantial reasoning.

It almost seems as if he wants people to be anti-Semitic.

What a pity.

By all means, not everything is peachy in the country of fire and ice.

In the past, Iceland certainly didn’t cover itself in glory regarding its behavior towards Jews.

But that’s the past, and what’s done is done.

Many Icelanders are quite xenophobic and there is quite a lot of room for improvement.

I know what I’m talking about; I’m a foreigner living in Iceland.

Despite all suspicion, fear and ignorance towards útlendingar (“Foreigners”) Icelanders are curious, up for discussion and open to being convinced otherwise.

To me it doesn’t seem like there was an anti-Semitic climate in Iceland, people uttering Nazi comments in public are usually considered to be idiots and don’t get any approval.

There is just no presence of Jewish culture in Iceland at all and that’s only due to the small number of Jews.

Dr. Vilhjálmur Örn Vilhjálmsson, archaeologist and curator at the National Museum of Iceland and researcher at the Danish Center for Holocaust and Genocide Studies, wrote an interesting online publication with the topic “Iceland, the Jews and Anti-Semitism, 1625-2004.”

To conclude, Mr. Gerstenfeld’s so called “opinion piece” is nothing but a patronizing, paranoid and polemic piece of propaganda that is unfair and offensive to the people of Iceland.

The fact that the Icelandic government may have issues with Israel’s treatment of Palestine has nothing at all to do with anti-Semitism.

Katharina Hauptmann – [email protected]

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17 Responses to "Is Iceland on Israeli radar after Norway?"

  1. Pv  September 12, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    In the end…all of you…jew-hating cretins will have to answer to Highest Authority…

  2. Oklahoma  August 3, 2011 at 2:22 pm

    debbie has been really enjoying this,
    I have been called many things and sometimes deserved it,
    debbie has anyone ever referred to you as insensitive?

    Debbie do you use a vibrator when you re-watch your favorite clips of OPERATION CAST LEAD
    OR 911?

    • Oklahoma  August 3, 2011 at 2:31 pm

      debbie who were the Bolsheviks?

  3. kashu  August 1, 2011 at 7:09 pm

    Jews know that the best way to control the opposition is to lead the opposition themselves. once they are in the leading position of any organized labor movement or antiwar groups or even the so called right wing extremist groups they can always direct it to their advantage. the purpose of funding and manufacturing right wing radical groups is to have a poster boy to blame for any atrocities; so, the Jewish leaders, activists, professors can lecture us on how to be civilized and any suggestion to Zionist connection would be labeled as a conspiracy theory by the likes of Noam Chomsky. Just like he lectures us on US imperialism and oil corporation and never the true powers behind wars who are bankers and its overwhelmingly under the control of international Jewry . Zionists play the role of both sides. some play bad guys such as Daniel pipe and some play good guys such as Amy Goodman. Zionists create personalities who are regarded as highly respected scholars such as Chomsky, Norman Finkelstein to carefully control the opposition and deceive people into believing in their false left right paradigm. so, the whole fixation is actually part of the same game to advance the agenda of the Zionists and what benefits Jews and Israel in general. Zionists are letting the so called right wing white Christians do their dirty work on their favor so any Europeans government wouldn’t dare criticizing Israel and it would appear to be a homegrown act of terror.

  4. Ross  August 1, 2011 at 2:12 am

    Iceland also told the central banks of Europe where to stick their debt scam bailouts.Iceland has gone back to creating its own money and the banksters don’t like it.

  5. Icelander  July 30, 2011 at 12:13 pm

    Well, they killed what? 1600 men, women and children, because missiles had been launched for many years at Israel, killing total 16 people. They can go f..k themselves.

    We are awake with eyes wide open.

    …and good luck with HAARP. That would actually be funny. Iceland is like a chest of gunpowder next to a fire. There have actually been many earthquakes recently around the most dangerous volcanos, and a flood of meltwater from under a glacier took a big bridge away (but nothing serious, bridges in those areas are cheaply built. When in Rome. Only after a big eruption, and a big flood, would a serious bridge be considered.)
    Is Katla going to blow? She has always done so few years after Eyjafjallajökull (yeah) has blown, in all recorded history. After all, she is well overdue, few decades actually. One spark, a big Katla eruption, and .. well… picture Earths North Hemisphere closed for all jetplanes for a year. … two.

  6. Mordakhai_Copewiczy  July 29, 2011 at 7:34 pm

    Mossad and Golden Meyer Universal Studio of Hollywood are planning some “external” attack to some “No Stategic Northern Lands”, masking in this case the next “Jewish Control of Europa” by Angelina Ruth Merkkhel (Berlin, Germany), David Amir Khameron (The City, UK), or Niklhoos Sarbhakzy (Paris, France).
    Mossad have to help this transition, without to show us, the direct line between The Europeen Continental Jewish Governments and Israel…fighting some 100 teanagers in Scandinavia (Jewish from Baltic/ex-communist area, Estonia, Lettonia, Lithuania, Biellorussia)…Canada will be safe, because Jewish Zionisto Criminals are controlling yet this big land without any effort, like USA!
    Island, and Scandinavia are becoming the “blood clown” in the Zionisto-Izraeli-Criminal-Plan, when in Europa, the Banksters Rothshilds will change all without any attack!!! So Sade Destiny to the poor genious Scandinavian …except may be Sweeden military Industry, the same criminal than Tsahal/MI6 (Grippen, Saab…Nazi Police/Military teaching to manage the World).

  7. Audry  July 29, 2011 at 12:34 pm

    The support for the State of Palestine is inspiring and hopeful for humanity.
    When Palestine is recognized I will thank God and those countries with a sense of fair play and dealings, that each made it possible. If my country recognized the will of the people, we in the United States would also be voting YES for the State of Palestine. Unfortunately, we to are under occupation. But Palestine, know we are with you, see your spirit, and believe in your cause.

    • Charlotte NC Bill  July 30, 2011 at 4:21 am

      God bless Iceland and God damn those Zionist devils!

  8. Greg Bacon  July 29, 2011 at 12:24 pm

    . highlighting Iceland government’s “considerable arrogance toward Israel

    Translation: Iceland refused to get down on their knees and be sodomized by the international bankster gangster crowd, for which those thugs will try and make Iceland pay a heavy price, either thru false flags or economic terrorism.

    But Iceland has a BIG Ace up its sleeve. They have a virtually unlimited supply of thermal energy and are planning on building plants to convert that to electricity, then run cables to Europe to sell that commodity.

    Since energy of nearly every type is in high demand, this plan should insure Iceland’s future and keep the bankster gangsters where they belong; hanging upside down by their talons in their Federal Reserve cave

    • Truth Seeker  July 29, 2011 at 1:29 pm

      Sounds great… as long as the international bankster gangsters don’t call up HAARP or secret Tesla weaponry to create acts of God against them first!

  9. Art  July 29, 2011 at 9:32 am

    I know it does not make much difference, but
    //Victor Tchenguiz, was an Iranian Jew..//
    Victor and his wife were Baghdad Judaics who ran away to Iran when Israel was created.

  10. Penumbra  July 29, 2011 at 9:27 am

    “The fact that the Icelandic government may have issues with Israel’s treatment of Palestine has nothing at all to do with anti-Semitism”

    Actually it has EVERYTHING to do with ‘anti-Semitism’ – the only actual ‘anti-Semitism’ there is and ever was in the world (and the most ethnocidal as well – that being “[Non-Semite, Ashkenazi Sabbatean] Israel’s treatment of [Semite] Palestine”, indeed its treatment of all those of Arab ethnic extraction be they Jew, Christian, Muslim or none of the above.

    Nice to see that Iceland’s govt hasn’t allowed itself to be suckered into aligning itself with the Talmudic mafia despite the all-too-expected vitriol their lying, terrorism-loving mouthpieces, like the above-cited op-ed writer, are wont to hurl at them.

    If Mr. Gerstenfeld is so deeply concerned with the damage caused by the implosion of pernicious fiat banking schemes, he need look no further than his own obvious paymasters and their parasitic dogsbodies infesting Wall Street, the City of London, Luxembourg, Switzerland and the global central bank crime syndicate.

    Kudos to Iceland for siding with the Palestinians and truth. The rest of Europe should follow their example.

    • DaveE  July 29, 2011 at 11:36 am

      Well put.

    • Derek  July 29, 2011 at 11:41 am

      Ditto that.

    • Truth Seeker  July 29, 2011 at 12:16 pm

      Iceland supports the Palestinian people and told the Central Bankers to go screw themselves they can issue their own money, thanks. That’s about as anti-semitic as it gets! Sorry… they have woken up from their slumber.

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