Norges Israel-ambassadørs intervju med Maariv fortjener å erindres. Sevje opererer her med to typer terror; den norske uforskyldte og den israelske – forskyldte.
Diffrensieringen kan gi Norge problemer.
Palestinians, the ambassador told Maariv, «are doing this because of a defined goal that is related to the Israeli occupation. There are elements of revenge against Israel and hatred of Israel. To this you can add the religious element to their actions.»
«In the case of the terror attack in Norway, the murderer had an ideology that says that Norway, particularly the Labor Party, is forgoing Norwegian culture,» Sevje said, referring to suspect Anders Breivik, a Christian nativist who is opently anti-Islam and anti-immigration.
While Sevje voiced sympathy for Israeli terror victims, having experienced «the inferno» of such attacks during his posting, he saw little chance of Norway reviewing its Middle East policies.
«We Norwegians consider the occupation to be the cause of the terror against Israel,» he said. «Those who believe this will not change their mind because of the attack in Oslo.»
He added, «Can Israel and the Palestinians solve the problems without Hamas? I don’t think so.»
At Sevje ikke har registrert at det finnes en vilje til terror hos palestinerne som går ut over de konkrete kravene og dreier seg om staten Israels eksistens, er forbausende. Det er slike uttalelser israelere vil huske Norge for.
Envoy contrasts terror in Israel, Norway
July 26, 2011