Norway’s Ministry of Finance announced that the Norway Oil Fund divested from Africa-Israel Investments and Danya Cebus Ltd. on Monday.
The reason given is the companies’ construction in the West Bank.
The Norwegian Finance Ministry said, “The ethics council stresses that construction of settlements in the occupied territories violates the decision of the Geneva convention regarding defense of civilians during war time. Several decisions of the UN Security Council and the International Court of Justice have reached the conclusion that construction of Israeli settlements in the Palestinian territories is prohibited.”
Norway to support Palestinians – Norwegian FM
Jul 19, 2011 10:16 Moscow Time
Norway will support Palestinians who are set to press for recognition of the independence of their state by the United Nations, says the Norwegian Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre.
He was speaking following his talks in Oslo with the Palestinian National Administration Head Mahmoud Abbas.
Støre said he saw a likely recognition of Palestine’s independence by the United Nations as no hindrance to a peaceful settlement in the Middle East. He said the Palestinian-Israeli talks should continue irrespectively of the UN voting results.
Norwegian Bomber Is Fundamentalist Christian, Officials Say – by R. Cort Kirkwood – 23 July 2011
Norway explosionNorwegian authorities have captured the man suspected of Friday’s bombing in Oslo and shooting at Utoya island, which left 91 people dead. The suspect is Anders Behrin Breivik, 32, whom Norwegian authorities describe as a Christian fundamentalist.
Breivik’s attack on Friday began with a bomb in the capital’s government headquarters, which houses the prime minister’s office. Seven people are believed dead in that attack. But Breivik, apparently, was waiting to do murder at the Island, which is about 20 miles from Oslo. There, he gunned down 84.
Said the Norwegian prime minister, “My childhood paradise that yesterday was transformed into Hell.”
Though an Islamic group claimed credit for the bombing, Breivik, apparently, is the only suspect.
Breivik’s bomb exploded at about 3:30 p.m. local time in Oslo. As the New York Times noted, the streets around the city’s government center appeared to be Baghdad, Iraq, or Oklahoma City, a reference to atheist Timothy McVeigh’s bombing on April 19. 1995.
At 5:30 p.m., police allege that Breivik, dressed in the police uniform, opened fire at Utoya Island with a “machine pistol,” as authorities described it. The Labor Party, which governs Norway, was holding a summer camp for its youth members.
By the end of the attack, 91 were dead. Police are still searching for bodies in the waters surrounding the island.
It’s a wonder more people weren’t killed im the bombing. The Washington Post reprised a Norwegian newspaper’s account of what Breivik used to carry out the attack:
The Norwegian newspaper Verdens Gang, citing a spokeswoman for agricultural material supplier Felleskjopet, reported that the suspect bought 6 tons of artificial fertilizer — which is highly explosive — some 10 weeks before the attack. Police were alerted to the purchase only after it emerged the man was suspected of the deadly attacks, the Associated Press reported, quoting the newspaper.
The Norwegian VG newspaper reported that police had blocked off a farm in Asta, 100 miles north of Oslo, and were searching it, and Norwegian media speculated that the farm may have been the source of explosives used in the attack on Oslo, which blew out almost every window in the 17-story building that houses the prime minister’s office and severely damaged several other nearby buildings in the government district of Oslo.
The New York Times identified the fertilizer as ammonium nitrate.
An Islamic group took credit for the attack, the Times reported, and Spielgel online reported that Islamic Internet forums called the attack “good news.” As well, Norwegian authorities, Jihad Watch.com notes, had every reason to believe the attack was the work of Muslim terrorists from al-Qaida.
As Jihad Watch.com noted, Muslim terrorists recently released a handbook on fertilizer bombs and an Islamic terrorist threatened to make Norwegians pay for deporting him. Britain’s Sky News “reported that earlier this year, al-Qaeda in the Arabian Peninsula released a bomb-making handbook which contained notes on how to build fertilizer bombs.”
[Agence France Presse] reported that intelligence police chief Janne Kristiansen said last February that Islamic extremism was a major threat to the country and “our main priority and our main concern.”
Norway, a member of NATO, has some 500 troops in Afghanistan.
Last year police arrested three Muslim men based in Norway who were suspected of planning an attack using explosives, AFP reported.
Norwegian prosecutors earlier this month also filed a terrorism charge against Mullah Krekar, founder of the Kurdish Islamist group Ansar al-Islam, who was accused of threatening a politician with death over his potential deportation from the country.
Krekar had warned that “Norway will pay a heavy price” if he were deported.
But the suspect is not Islamic. The Associated Press quickly noted that Breivik is a “blond, blue-eyed Norwegian,” and Norwegian authorities flatly stated that Breivik is “right-wing and a Christian fundamentalist” who may or may not have gotten help, as the New York Times duly reported:
“We are not sure whether he was alone or had help,” a police official, Roger Andresen, said at a televised news conference, adding: “What we know is that he is right-wing and a Christian fundamentalist.” So far Mr. Breivik has not been linked to any anti-jihadist groups, he said.
Johan Fredriksen, chief of staff for the Oslo police, said officials were “not surprised” that the attacks had been the work of an ethnic Norwegian, a blond, blue-eyed man, saying “we think about scenarios.”
Breivik posted his beliefs on his Facebook page, the Times also reported.
A Facebook page matching his name and the photo given out by the police was set up just a few days ago. It listed his religion as Christian, politics as conservative. It said he enjoys hunting, the video games World of Warcraft and Modern Warfare 2, and books including Machiavelli’s “The Prince” and George Orwell’s “1984.”
There was also a Twitter account apparently belonging to Mr. Breivik. It had one item, posted last Sunday: “One person with a belief is equal to the force of 100,000 who have only interests.”
A death foretold: The rapid rise and tragic fall of Amy Winehouse, the deeply flawed soul prodigy – by Paul Bentley – 24th July 2011
In just 27 years, Amy Winehouse has managed to leave behind her a soul legacy, with a band of modern British female soul singers – Adele, Duffy, Jessie J – celebrating success across the world borne almost entirely in her wake.
Sadly, however, the immeasurably gifted singer is unlikely to be remembered for her talents, which were so often starved; drowned by drink and tranquillised by drug abuse.
Amy Winehouse’s death was one foretold by gruesome pictures of bloody plimsolls and near death experiences from drugs publicly retold by her lovers. It almost seems unsurprising that, in death, Winehouse joins many of her heroes – Kurt Cobain, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Jim Morrison – all of whom died aged just 27.
Amy Winehouse was born in 1983, a second child to cab driver Mitch and his wife Janis, a pharmacist, from North London.
Her parents split when she was nine years old and she and older brother Alex moved to live with their mother in Southgate, North London – just minutes away from The Priory, the rehab clinic favoured by celebrities, which she would revisit just months before her death.
‘She was always very self-willed,’ her father Mitch told Rolling Stone in 2007. ‘Not badly behaved but…different.’
The balance between her precocious musical talents and a seeming inclination to self-destruct were clear from a young age. At just 12, Winehouse enrolled at the Sylvia Young Theatre School but was expelled not long after for getting her nose pierced.
She had previously – aged 10 -formed a rap group, Sweet ‘n’ Sour – Winehouse was Sour – that she later described as ‘the little white Jewish Salt ‘n’ Pepa.’
She joined the Brit School and by 16 her otherworldly soul voice – deep, full and knowing but light and fresh and fragile at the same time – had won her a contract with Simon Fuller’s management company, which led to her being signed by Island Records.
In 2003, she would release her first album – to much critical acclaim – while also meeting the man with whom she would share possibly the most destructive celebrity relationship of the decade.
The jazz-influenced debut, titled ‘Frank’, was critically praised for its gems – the anthemic Stronger Than Me, about a weak, feminine boyfriend and F**k Me Pumps, in which she ridiculed tired female gold-diggers, and earned Winehouse an Ivor Novello songwriting award, two Brit nominations and a spot on the shortlist for the Mercury Music Prize.
But Winehouse soon expressed dissatisfaction with the disc, saying she was ‘only 80 per cent behind’ the album.
Amy Winehouse arriving at the Brit Awards 2005, Earls Court Arena, London. D
Amy Winehouse in the press room at the 2006 Q Awards at the Grosvenor House Hote
A tattoo appears: Winehous still looking fresh faced in 2005, and sporting her new tattoo the next year
That same year, she met Blake Fielder-Civil at a bar and swiftly had his name tattooed above her heart.
The relationship was on-off and infamously tempestuous, involving drug and drink binges. In one picture from 2007, she was seen with bruises on her face and blood seeping from her pink ballet shoes.
She grips Blake, as he displays a face full of scratches after a particularly viscious late night bust-up.
Amy Winehouse arriving at the 2007 Brit Awards, Earls Court, west London.
Amy Winehouse looks much more guant arriving at the MTV Movie Awards 2007 in Los Angeles
Losing weight: The singer has acquired more tattos at the 2007 Brit Awards, left, and looks gaunt at the MTV music video awards in Losa Angeles in the same year
By 2006, after three years with Blake, rapid weight loss, an ever-expanding beehive hairdo and documented drug and drink problems, Winehouse released Back to Black, her breakthrough album, which made her a huge star across the world.
Working with producers Mark Ronson and Salaam Remi and soul-funk group the **Dap-Kings** (note Malaysian friends, DAP NLPs via Minstreldom wrought by Zionism inflicted upon Malaysians specifically Muslim ones), Winehouse fused soul, jazz, doo-wop and, above all, a love of the girl-groups of the early 1960s with lyrical tales of romantic obsession and emotional excess.
Back to Black was released in the United States in March 2007 and went on to win five Grammy awards, including song and record of the year for Rehab.
British singer Amy Winehouse performs at the Brit Awards at Earls Court in London
Glastonbury – Amy Winehouse performs on the Pyramid Stage
The voice: Amy Winehouse’s talent was such that it has opened doors for many other young female soul singers who have earned huge success since her breakthrough. She is pictured performing in 2008
‘I did [go to rehab], for just 15 minutes,’ she told The Sun at the time. ‘I went in and said, “Hello” and explained that I drink because I’m in love and have f****d up the relationship. Then I walked out.’
Winehouse’s rise was helped by her distinctive look – black beehive of hair, thickly lined cat eyes, girly tattoos – and her tart tongue.
She was famously blunt in her assessment of her peers, once describing Dido’s sound as ‘background music – the background to death’ and saying of pop princess Kylie Minogue, ‘she’s not an artist … she’s a pony.’
The songs on Black to Black detailed her relationship with Blake with a similar frankness.
‘I listen to a lot of ’60s music, but society is different now,’ Winehouse said in 2007. ‘I’m a young woman and I’m going to write about what I know.’
Even then, Winehouse’s performances were sometimes shambolic, and she admitted to being ‘a terrible drunk.’
Increasingly, her personal life began to overshadow her career.
She acknowledged struggling with eating disorders and told a newspaper that she had been diagnosed as manic depressive but refused to take medication. Soon accounts of her erratic behavior, canceled concerts and drink and drug-fueled nights began to multiply.
Photographs caught her unsteady on her feet or vacant-eyed, and she appeared unhealthily thin, with scabs on her face and marks on her arms.
There were embarrassing videos released to the world on the Internet. One showed an addled Winehouse and Babyshambles singer Pete Doherty playing with newborn mice. Another, for which Winehouse apologised, showed her singing a racist ditty to the tune of a children’s song.
Winehouse’s managers went to increasingly desperate lengths to keep the wayward star on the straight and narrow.
Though she was often reported to be working on new material, fans got tired of waiting for the much-promised follow up to Back to Black.
Occasional bits of recording were released. Her rendition of The Zutons’ Valerie was a hit for producer Mark Ronson but other recording projects with Ronson, one of the architects of the success of Back to Black, came to nothing.
She also had run-ins with the law. In April 2008, Winehouse was cautioned by police for assault after she slapped a man during a raucous night out.
The same year she was investigated by police, although not charged, after a tabloid newspaper published a video that appeared to show her smoking crack cocaine.
‘I’m a musician; I’m not a model,’ she said on her 2007 concert DVD, I Told You I Was Trouble. ‘The more insecure I felt, the more I’d drink. The more insecure I feel, the bigger my hair has to be.’
That year, after breaking up with Blake, going out with chef Alex Claire, and getting back together with her former lover, they married in Miami.
‘I know I’m talented, but I wasn’t put here to sing,’ she told Rolling Stone. ‘I was put here to be a wife and a mum and look after my family.’
The renewed relationship with Blake led to cancelled tours and hospital visits after overdosing on drugs.
A day after being told she had received three MTV Video Music Award nods, the singer was rushed to the University College London Hospital after an overdose, which was initially dismissed as ‘exhaustion’.
‘I really thought I was on the way out,’ she said. ‘My husband Blake saved me.’
Later that year the pictures were taken of her blood-addled pumps. In emails to blogger Perez Hilton, she insisted Blake did not hit her. ‘I was cutting myself after he found me in our room about to do drugs with a call girl and rightly said I wasn’t good enough for him. I lost it.’
Later that week, on BBC’s Radio 5 Live, Fielder-Civil’s mother, Georgette, said: ‘I think they both need to get medical help before one of them, if not both of them, eventually will die.’
That November, Fielder-Civil was arrested for an attack on a pub manager the year before. Fielder-Civil later pleaded guilty to assaulting barman James King and then offering him £200,000 to keep quiet about it.
Winehouse stood by ‘my Blake’ throughout his trial, often blowing kisses at him from the court’s public gallery and wearing a heart-shaped pin labelled ‘Blake’ in her hair at concerts. But British newspapers reported extramarital affairs while Fielder-Civil was behind bars. They divorced in 2009.
After the split, Fielder-Civil described how he thought Winehouse had died in his arms following a three-day drugs binge.
Amy went into a seizure at a party at her home in Camden, North London, and had stopped breathing.
Blake told The Sun: ‘She started having a fit on the bed. She slid down on to the floor before I could stop her. She started quivering again and it suddenly grew into what seemed like a full-blown epileptic fit.
‘I was panicking. I didn’t know know how to help her. I was out of it on drugs as well – and was sobbing and crying out, “Amy!”‘
Fielder-Civil put Winehouse into the recovery position and pulled her tongue out of her mouth to stop her biting it.
‘I knelt over her as she kept on fitting. But then suddenly she just passed out and stopped breathing. It was the most frightening thing I had ever seen. I felt sure I was watching her die right in front of me. I didn’t know what to do or how to save her. I held her to me – and I thought she was dying in my arms. But somehow I managed to open her mouth and breathe air down her throat,’ he added.
‘At first nothing happened. So I did it again. I was feeling for her pulse because I thought her heart might have stopped.
‘Then she spluttered – and I saw her chest rise. I was still sobbing and panicking but I just felt this huge relief that she was alive.’
In June 2008 and again in April 2010, Winehouse was taken to hospital and treated for injuries after fainting and falling at home.
Her father said she had developed the lung disease emphysema from smoking cigarettes and crack, although her spokeswoman later said Winehouse only had ‘early signs of what could lead to emphysema.’
She left the hospital to perform at Nelson Mandela’s 90th birthday concert in Hyde Park in June 2008, and at the Glastonbury festival the next day, where she received a rousing reception but scuffled with a member of the crowd.
She also, in 2010, pleaded guilty to assaulting a theatre manager who asked her to leave a family Christmas show because she’d had too much to drink.
She was given a fine and a warning to stay out of trouble by a judge who praised her for trying to clean up her act.
In a bid to save her ailing health and desperate addiction problems, Winehouse most recently booked herself into rehab in May.
A month previously she had pulled out of her European tour after she was jeered while appearing drunk on stage at her comeback gig in Serbia.
She left the stage frequently, with her band having to improvise in her absence, and was said to have mumbled through parts of her songs.
After the disastrous gigs, the stint at The Priory in May was hoped to have been a means finally to refocus the young singer.
Winehouse, however, checked herself out after just one week.
Amy Winehouse dead at 27 – is she another member of the ‘Stupid Club’?
ANALYSIS by PAUL CONNOLLY
When Kurt Cobain, then 27, killed himself in 1994, his mother Wendy said that, ‘Now he’s gone and joined that Stupid Club.’
She was referring to the long list of rock stars who have died by their own hand at the age of 27: Jim Morrison, Jimi Hendrix, Janis Joplin and Brian Jones to name only a few.
Now, very sadly, Amy Winehouse has died at 27. At the time of writing it’s unclear what the cause of death was, so to speculate would be grossly unfair. Like Cobain, Winehouse has left us with a frustratingly meagre canon of work. A voice and a talent like hers should have a much more substantial legacy than just two albums, 2003’s promising Frank and 2006’s Back To Black, which was a masterpiece of soul.
There’s been little new material since Back To Black apart from her cover of The Zutons’ Valerie with Mark Ronson and another cover last year, this time Lesley Gore’s kitsch classic, It’s My Party for a Quincy Jones tribute album.
Clearly, since Back To Black made her a star, she’s become more renowned for her lurid lifestyle and, although she’s been working on new material, no release date had been scheduled. I sincerely hope she’s not remembered more for her drug use than her music but I’m not optimistic. Adele, at least, has much to thank Amy for – Back To Black’s success in America made it easier for her to make the huge inroads she’s enjoyed across the pond.
I met Amy once, way back prior to the release of Frank, and I found her witty, intelligent and sparky company. She certainly had a mischievous glint in her eye but I did not have her marked down as a potential member of the ‘stupid club.’ She seemed too perky, alive and confident.
The demons that have been clamped to her back in recent years were nowhere to be seen. Where did they come from? Did the pressure of fame conjure them up? Is that why she was so often drunk on stage? Did she, like Cobain, not enjoy fame? Like Cobain why did she not simply walk away? Perhaps that’s why progress on her third album was so slow. Maybe she didn’t want the attention focused back on her again.
Again, why didn’t she just walk away?
It’s desperately sad when someone who brought so much joy to so many dies unnaturally young. It really, really stings. But let’s please remember just how talented she was. R.I.P. Amy.
But Really, How Jewish IS Amy Winehouse? Posted on January 24, 2008 by admin
b) is a crack-smoking trainwreck.
c) is Jewish.The answer, as you probably know, is all three, and the media is obsessed with each of these factoids. After the release of a video of Winehouse doing various drugs was greeted with requisite shock and a reprise of “is she or isn’t she in rehab?”, I started thinking a little more about (c). In the face of the singer’s unraveling (about which there’s hardly need for yet another commentary), it’s become impossible to ignore just how psyched everyone seems to be that Amy Winehouse is Jewish.
There are different motivations behind this, of course. Both the ravenous press and Winehouse herself have joyfully portrayed her Jewish identity as a bizarre contrast with her bad girl image. The Jewish community, ever-eager to claim a celeb for the team, has managed to boast and sneer about her at the same time. Winehouse is the proud – and in many ways, welcome — antithesis of the “nice Jewish girl,” but since she does tend to identify with two out of the three elements of that little saying, both she and the media like to keep her options open.
Here are the oft-repeated basics. Back in 2004, The Guardian was one of many publications to pin her as “a slight 20-year-old Jewish girl from north London” and The Telegraph wrote, “Done up to the nines (lustrous lipstick, dark mascara, long black eyelashes, thick black hair), Winehouse looks every inch the Jewish princess.” In March of 2007, Rolling Stone‘s blog noted that “Ms. Rehab might in fact be the highest-debuting-female-solo-British-tall-Jewish-black-haired-tattoed-with-a-birthmark-on-her-left-arm artist ever to make the U.S. Billboard charts.” In May, the Toronto Star chimed in: “The beehived, heavily tattooed Winehouse might be a wee Jewish girl from North London, but she can snarl and wail like Etta James or Eartha Kitt.” From a Rolling Stonecover story that same month: “Those who have only heard her voice express shock upon seeing the body that produces it: The sultry, crackly, world-weary howl that sounds like the ghost of Sarah Vaughn comes from a pint-size Jewish girl from North London.” And from the Washington Post: “Winehouse has an exceptional voice that’s even more striking when you catch a glimpse of its source: a wispy, heavily tattooed young Jewish woman with a mile-high beehive for a hairdo and a Gothic level of mascara caked onto her face. It almost doesn’t compute.”
What a study in contrasts!
When she’s prodded to comment on her bad girl ways, Winehouse tends to bring up her Jewishness herself, offering it as a reassuring counterpoint to the rest of her image. “She says what she really wants to do in 10 years’ time is to settle down and be a good Jewish mum,” Australia’s Sunday Times reported last summer. The paper went on to quote the singer as saying, “I would like to uphold certain things, but not the religious side of things, just the nice family things to do. At the end of the day, I’m a Jewish girl.”
The news that Winehouse planned to have a traditional Jewish wedding ceremony and (bonus!) convinced her husband to convert, had the press slobbering.
After music producer Mark Ronson laughed off rumors that he and Winehouse were having an affair, he shared this highly pertinent information: “Amy makes a really nice meatball dinner. She’s good at making Jewish mother food.” More recently, he announced that he and Winehouse may team up to do a holiday album that will include ditties with names like “Kosher Kisses.”
Because all of this is not enough, the Jewish Chronicle recently posted a short write-up entitled “How Jewish is Amy Winehouse?”**
In what I can only assume is a very (very, very) lame attempt to be funny, the piece manages to embrace stupid stereotypes in the name of policing Jewish identity. In the “pro” column, “Amy is on record as saying she loves her grandma, she likes to make roast chicken on a Friday night and looks forward to a matzah and edam sandwich after an evening out.” On the con side, she has all those tattoos “(of naked ladies, no less)” and, you know, drinks a lot. The verdict? “Once she comes out of rehab, we’ll have her back,” the Chronicle reassures. “So we say she is 78% Jewish.”
What a relief! Now we know.
**”How Jewish is…” looks to be a recurring feature at the Chronicle, which also put French President Nicolas Sarkozy* on the hot seat. The results? His grandfather was Jewish (before he converted to Catholicism – but “we have made a halachic decision not to recognise it,” says the Chronicle)! He can boast of family members who died in the Holocaust! And woah, his girlfriend Carla Bruni once recorded a song written by Serge Gainsbourg, a bonafide Jewish person!!!
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A postulation comes to mind. Don’t mind if the the dots are not connected properly, one could only guess the machinations between disparate events.
This Oslo bombing is a 911 style False flag done by Norway. Looks like Anders Behrin Breivik (a Mason and Christian) was killing pro-Israel fifth columnist politicians in coordination with the local politicians not yet corrupted. A true patriot to his race? But would Norway thank him for trying to free them from Israeli shackles or is Norway already in the grip of greedy Norwegian politicians bought up by Israel?
Was the neurotech was countered by this obviously phenotypically superior specimen of the blue eyed blond haired white race? Did Anders Behrin Breivik or Norway’s Nordic Occultists and/or loyalists managed to break into the neurotech emissions origins, (or who knows psychics?!?) and wrest the information before deciding he had to do the patriotic thing and kill the treacherous politicians?
Was the Palestinian support issue what sparked this quiet war? He will likely spend time in prison quite well to thumb the Aryan nose at the dark haired, dark eyed, quasi-Arabian Israelis. Conclusion? Mason Scandinavians (Sweden, Denmark, Norway, and Iceland) have decided that THEIR OWN Nordic primacy and hopefully that of diversity will take precedence over Israel and Judaism.
There was probably a fallout that spilt over to the Hollywood scene resulting in the death detailed on Article 3 as well. Corroborate with the below :
The Norse Eddas has subsumed the Judaic-Egyptian agenda – FINALLY. Realisation of the Norsemen themselves, courtesy of you-know-who (I’d like to think heh), but likely out of fear of the Neutrotech that is doubtless proliferating the world right now.
There could be a few more deaths, false flags and massive economic and other retaliations in time. This Mason might too have been ‘enslaved’ so he decided to make a statement against neurotech bugging. By the way, Sarkozy’s grandfather is Jewsih as well. Citizens of France, ready to act to save yourselves before a fals flag is played out in Paris or other busy French town? A trucker’s strike is preferable to a false flag bomb, so act quick and depose all ‘Infiltrators’, before the deviate your leaders into selling off your country.
Perhaps one day all those enslaved by technology propagated by the Jews will finally be freed. Google ‘Neurotech’ and ‘Unmoderated Malaysian’ for more on the horror, and the inroads the Zionists have made into Malaysia.
Note the below events as well, related to the above somehow? :