Peace studies expert spouts anti-Semitism

A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in an article.

Johan Galtung, called the “father of peace studies,” also made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks in an email interview with the Israeli daily Haaretz, the newspaper reported.

Galtung claimed there is a possible connection between Anders Behring Breivik, the anti-Muslim Norwegian terrorist who massacred 77 people, mostly children, last summer and Israel’s Mossad; he said he believes the Mossad might have given Breivik his orders.

Galtung also wrote, according to Haaretz, that Jews control the American media and that “70 percent of the professors at the 20 most important American universities are Jewish.”

Galtung recommended that people read the anti-Semitic screed “The Protocols of the Elders of Zion” and said that “it is impossible to [read it] today without thinking of Goldman Sachs,” the international investment bank founded and run by Jews. — jta