I have edited the following news article for the sake of brevity.
Swedish Prof ‘Insinuates’ Israel Tie To Breivik Attack
Source: TheLocal.se Saturday, Dec. 24, 2011
A Swedish academic has come under fire in Norway after writing an article suggesting that Israel played a part in the July 22nd massacre carried out by Anders Behring Breivik that claimed 77 lives.
Swedish-born Ola Tunander is a research professor at the Peace Research Institute Oslo (PRIO)…who received his PhD from Linköping University in 1989.
Prof. Tunander, in a recent article, seeks to discover what might have driven Brevik to set off a car bomb outside government offices in Norway and gun down 69 people at a summer camp for young Labour Party supporters.
His observations has prompted the head of PRIO, (Kristian Harpviken) to distance himself from the piece.
Tunander’s article reaches the conclusion that terrorist acts of such magnitude are seldom possible without the involvement of state forces, “and we can’t rule out that being the case this time too.”
Tunander lays out a “simple chronology” detailing the fractious diplomatic relationship between Norway and Israel in the months before the massacre, with Oslo indicating it would be willing to recognize a Palestinian state.
First, he travels back to 1973, when members of the Israeli spy agency Mossad were arrested on July 22nd after a botched operation in which they assassinated the wrong person on Norwegian soil. (Pic of Prof. Tunander on left)
He also calls to mind the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem by Zionist paramilitary group Irgun, which took place on July 22nd 1946.
“We have discussed the right-wing extremist Israeli and Judeo-Christian side of Breivik’s network, Israel’s interest in disciplining Norway, and Israel’s celebration of bomb attacks.
In this respect, Breivik’s attack appears to resemble a new king David Hotel attack: July 22nd,” he writes.
Tunander told Norwegian news agency NTB it was unfair to conclude from his article, that he wished to link Israel to the worst atrocity in Norway’s peacetime history.
Oyvind Strommen, a Norwegian writer, stated: “Does he (Prof. Tunander)insinuate that Israel was behind July 22nd, or was in some way involved? The answer, unfortunately, is yes”.