Photo Credit:
Iceland

I suppose that by now all have heard that a complete BDS boycott of Israeli products was adopted by the municipality of Reykjavik, the rather dreary capital of Iceland. The Icelandeers are upset at continuing Israeli “occupation” of the “Palestinians.” Iceland has no Jewish community at all, although they may have a sprinkling of individual Jews, and the wife of the President there is supposed to be an ex-Israeli. Reykjavik is most memorable for that quip in an episode of the Sopranos where gangster Tony Soprano responds to an Icelandic stewardess saying “Reykjavik,” by commenting, “And if you do you will clean it up.”

Under the circumstances, it occurs to me that a great historic opportunity now presents itself for righting historic wrongs and for achieving social justice. Why should we not take all the “refugees” now crowding train stations in Hungary, Serbia, and the Greek islands and simply ship them all off to Iceland? Why should these people be denied the pleasure of listening to Björk Guðmundsdóttir or of lunching on skyr, hangikjöt, kleinur, laufabrauð and bollur?

Advertisement

Iceland is mainly empty so there is lots of room free for 700 or 800 thousand Middle Eastern “refugees” and migrants. I am sure the Icelandeers will accommodate the Levantines by prohibiting pork consumption and requiring headscarves, which would be no burden, given the weather. Unlike Hungary, no nasty Icelandic journalist will intentionally trip Syrian migrants carrying their children and knock them down on to the grass, since there is no grass in Iceland. And after all those international bailouts of Iceland, surely no Icelandeers will complain. (Remember the quip: What is the capital of Iceland? Answer, around 40 dollars.)

There is however one concern. Iceland becomes uninhabitable every century or so due to multiple explosions of violent volcanoes and the flooding from glacial melt-off. What would happen if this were to occur after the Middle East migrants are ensconced on the island? I mean, at that point, the whole world would have to go searching for places of refuge whither the Syrian “refugees” in Iceland could go to escape and live in safety.

I am thinking here maybe Syria?

Advertisement

106 COMMENTS

  1. So Iceland's capital Reykjavik is boycotting the Jews of Israel?
    Let us understand this. The Jews have made unparalleled contributions to civilization for at least 3000 years. The main cultural contribution of Iceland to humanity is a belief in elves and a lot of cute elf houses.

  2. For an educated man, you sur do not know much about Iceland. Why don’t you start by getting your facts strait, or better yet here is a link to a site to look up facts about Iceland, people, Government and other factshttp://www.factmonster.com/encyclopedia/world/iceland.html . and it´s people before you pass judgment on the whole nation. You seem to lack knowledge about habitation of Iceland and other factual accounts.

  3. I (I am Icelandic and actually a professor) agree that the Reykavik City councel resolution against import from Israel was badly conceived and silly. This blogg, however, is even more so and unworthy of someone titled professor: if it is meant to humorous, the sense of humor is underdeveloped (well, forgiven, professors are not necessarily funny) but the man is notoriously uninformed for someone in this position.

  4. This guy are living proof that educated people can be so stupid and childishly, yes judge the hole nation by an decision made by 8 or 9 person,

    Steven Plaut one thing about Iceland ,Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, we respect other nations, and when people travel to Iceland, we welcome you, and it does not matter if you are Jewish or Muslim, from Africa, China We do not judge any Nations . We are polite and helpful,

    you have no right even if you have some degree, to the frustration you let you dare to judge all Icelanders for something that the mayor of Reykjavik, along with 8 other persons took the decision to boycott products from Israel, you should be ashamed and I hope so deeply that you read this comment '

  5. Steven Plaut one thing about Iceland ,Iceland is the most peaceful country in the world, we respect other nations, and when people travel to Iceland, we welcome you, and it does not matter if you are Jewish or Muslim, from Africa, China We do not judge any Nations . We are polite and helpful,

    you have no right even if you have some degree, to the frustration you let you dare to judge all Icelanders for something that the mayor of Reykjavik, along with 8 other persons took the decision to boycott products from Israel, you should be ashamed and I hope so deeply that you read this comment '

  6. Let every nation that espouses enmity toward the Jewish state or empathy for the murderous animals known as Muslims take in the entirety of Muslims who are trying to escape the very calamity that their 'religion' has caused. Let them put their money where their mouth is, or shut up. Whichever comes first.

  7. Idid no know there was a media named the jewish press..
    now that is probably a venue for openminded expression …
    and Israel now what comes to mind when someone mentiones Israel? hmm oranges, what else, washing detergent, and yes how can i forget , The Ten Commandments…

  8. All of the Icelandic commentators here are invited to post their responses to the following question. In order to better instruct those Israelis in morality and justice. If Islamofascist terrorists were to fire 10,000 rockets into Iceland's city of Reykjavik, then Iceland should respond by: A. Turning the other cheek and seeking to reddress the grievances of the terrorists; B. Avoid all retaliation to make sure no civilians among the attackers get hurt; C. Leave Iceland and turn it over to ISIS; D. Other.
    Please elaborate.

  9. I agree! Let's migrate all the refugees to Iceland, so that when the next volcano erupts that problem will be out of the way.
    Seriously, you are willing to import 800 thousand muslims to a tiny island? Do you have any idea what that will do? You are actively arguing for the destruction of a unique culture – with its customs, language, traditions and even it´s peoples.
    Why isn't Israel opening its HUGE gates to the millions of African and Middle-eastern refugees, opportunists and possible criminals and jihadists? Because it would destroy your unique jewish state? Well that sounds pretty hypocritical to me.
    Just because you import thousands of people into a country doesnt mean they'll automatically behave and act as the natives of that country. Syrian refugees aren't gonna listen to Björk or of lunching of skyr. They're gonna wonder where all the halal meat is and what kind of ty music there is on the radio.
    But you are willing to do all of this because..why? Iceland boycotted Israeli goods? Because you want to feel all warm and fuzzy inside?
    You want to destroy a country and its people for short-term profit and feels. What the hell is wrong with you jews?

  10. Do you honestly think that the right answer to Reykjavik´s majors´ premature descision to boycott israeli products has anything to do with the immigration of suffering refugees from i.e. Syria to Iceland? What is the logic behind that? I suspect most people would agree that the major made a mistake, he has admitted that himself. What does the religion of those who consider themselves to be religous tell you? Forgive? What was the harm done? Did it seriously affect anyone, did anyone die, lose their home, etc? We will soon be recieving refugees for humane reasons and I will personally take part. I do hope and wish that you will be able to work out your serious problems in a peaceful manner so that every human being regardless of nationality and religion can lead a peaceful life. Kind regards.

  11. Like I said yesterday this article is not because Israel care about boycott of Israeli products . I think (maybe im wrong) Israel are not happy that Icelanders wants to help refugees from Syria (different religions including Muslim) – famous on whole world facebook page Eyglo Syria kallar. This article shows in "mocking way" what they are thinking about this.

  12. Steven Plaut no problem at all. like i wrote , i had no idea this existed.
    You however need to realise that a decision made by som left winged politicians in a small town in europe, does not reflect the opinion of a whole nation, you also should not generalize. History shows that only leads to bad things.

  13. Actually, it Iceland would be a perfect place to have a synagogue, made from ice – I have always maintained that synagogues should be portable, easy to move away from destructive style pogroms, unlike the wooden synagogues of old which were burned to the ground, this way, an ice synagogue gets renewed every winter after a natural melt-down.

  14. City Council Election 2014

    Framsókn og flugvallarvinir 5.865 10,73% 2 7,99% 2
    D-listi Sjálfstæðisflokkur 14.031 25,68% 4 -7,93% -1
    R-listi Alþýðufylkingin 219 0,40% 0 0,40% 0
    S-listi Samfylking 17.426 31,89% 5 12,83% 2
    T-listi Dögun* 774 1,42% 0 0,96% 0
    V-listi Vinstrihreyfingin grænt framboð 4.553 8,33% 1 1,18% 0
    Þ-listi Píratar 3.238 5,93% 1 5,93% 1
    Æ-listi Björt framtíð 8.539 15,63% 2 -19,09% -4
    E-listi Reykjavíkurframboðið -1,14%
    H-listi Listi heiðarleika og almannahagsm. -1,12%
    Samtals gild atkvæði 54.645 100,00% 15 0,00% 0
    Auðir og ógildir 2.251 3,96%
    Samtals greidd atkvæði 56.896 62,88%
    Á kjörskrá 90.487

Comments are closed.

Loading Facebook Comments ...