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The Foreigner Norway-Israel debate spawns threats. Progress’ (FrP) Kristian Norheim receives hate text messages following a programme on NRK radio. Security personnel are now investigating the matter. The incident occurred following the MP expressing support for Israel against a backdrop of President Shimon Peres’ visit to Oslo this week. Progress’ Mr Norheim said during the six o-clock radio news programme Dagsnytt 18 with opponent Socialist Left (SV) foreign policy spokesperson Bård Vegar Solhjell that he would like to see closer ties between Norway and Israel following Peres’ visit. Progress is pro-Israel.

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Norway-Israel debate spawns threats

Published on Tuesday, 13th May, 2014 at 16:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last Updated on 13th May 2014 at 17:09.

Progress’ (FrP) Kristian Norheim receives hate text messages following a programme on NRK radio. Security personnel are now investigating the matter.



The incident occurred following the MP expressing support for Israel against a backdrop of President Shimon Peres’ visit to Oslo this week.

Progress’ Mr Norheim said during the six o-clock radio news programme Dagsnytt 18 with opponent Socialist Left (SV) foreign policy spokesperson Bård Vegar Solhjell that he would like to see closer ties between Norway and Israel following Peres’ visit. Progress is pro-Israel.

Former Israeli Prime Minister Peres was awarded the Nobel Peace Prize in 1994 jointly with then PM Yitzhak Rabin and PLO leader Yasser Arafat “for their efforts to create peace in the Middle East".

Mr Norheim also told NRK that calling the Middle Eastern country an apartheid state was both “disrespectful and thoughtless” in response to that question.

Why do you think you received the threatening texts?

“I defended Israel and called Hamas a terrorist organisation,” Mr Norheim stated to The Foreigner.

The texts contained a warning he “would see what a Muslim force is”, telling him to “just wait”, amongst other things.

Mr Norheim then reported the matter to the Police Security Service (PST) and Parliamentary Security Division, together with the sender’s name and number.

“Tough debates are ok, but I normally don’t get these types of comments. I made the matter public because I want to show how these types of messages are dealt with. They are automatically sent to police,” he said.

Progress’ Mr Norheim MP was also threatened two years ago.

“The comments said that I would get to see what a Palestinian intifada was,” he concluded.




Published on Tuesday, 13th May, 2014 at 16:55 under the news category, by Michael Sandelson   .
Last updated on 13th May 2014 at 17:09.

This post has the following tags: israel, peres, progressparty.





  
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