Norwegian newspaper apologises for using phrase “Jewish Question”

Norway’s largest print newspaper apologised for running an article about Israel and antisemitism that used the phrase “the Jewish question” in the headline.

That phrase has a long history of being used to demean, dehumanise and stigmatise Jewish people, both before and during the Holocaust.

Espen Egil Hansen, the editor-in-chief of Aftenposten, issued a lengthy apology for the original article – which ran in the paper. In a full page commentary in Monday’s paper, Hansen apologised for the original article, which was headlined in print: “The Jewish question splits the Left on both sides of the Atlantic.” The article examined accusations of antisemitism against public figures.

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