Does the Norwegian left have a problem with anti-Semitism? Yes, argues Torkel Brekke in this book.
The author shows how parts of the left have cultivated conspiracy theories about Jews and how Soviet Holocaust revisionism was spread in the Norwegian public. He examines how violence against civilian Israelis is justified and how parts of the Norwegian trade union movement and organizational life moved from post-war sympathy for Israel and the Jews to a rhetoric with an anti-Semitic character.
No One Is Innocent takes an uncomfortable but necessary reckoning with a political tradition that has been ignored for far too long.
For the left, it has been easy to stick the Jew-hatred on the others, i.e. Nazis and the far-right.
The left has failed to look in the mirror and ask how they themselves have referred to and treated Jews.
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