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  • Ben-gurion Arrives in Norway; Discusses Direct Arab-israel Talks

    Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, arriving here for his second stop on a five-nation Scandinavian tour, met for 90 minutes today with Premier Einar Gerhardsen. The first meeting of the two Prime Ministers, which was attended by Norwegian and Israeli advisers, was reported to have been very friendly. Andreas Anderson, director of Premier Gerhardsen’s office, who… More ▸

  • Norwegian Premier Completes Week’s Visit in Israel; Feted by Ben-gurion

    Israel and Norway share “a common vision of the cooperative workers society, fraternity among peoples and peace between nations,” Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion said tonight at a farewell dinner for Norway’s Premier Einar Gerhardsen. The Norwegian Prime Minister, accompanied by his wife and 15-year-old son, completed a week’s state visit to Israel with a statement… More ▸

  • Israel Names New Ambassador to Moscow; Held Post of Envoy in Norway

    Reuven Barkatt, Israel’s Ambassador to Norway, was today appointed Ambassador to the Soviet Union, according to an official announcement by the Foreign Ministry. He replaces Dr. Arieh Harel, who is returning to Israel to resume his medical profession. Mr. Barkatt was born in Lithuania in 1906 and was head of the political department of the… More ▸

  • Norwegian Bishop, Trygve Lie on New Ort Committee Formed at Oslo

    A new Norwegian ORT Committee has been established here, including in its membership former United Nations Secretary-General Trygve Lie and other leading Norwegian statesmen and lay leaders. Only two of Norway’s 1, 000 Jews are members of the 15-man committee, which is headed by the Bishop of Trondheim, a hero of the Norwegian resistance movement… More ▸

  • Norway Holds Israel Should Try Eichmann; Justifies Capture

    Norwegian thought. as reflected in private and official views in the local press and radio, holds that Israel should try Adolf Eichmann. In the Norwegian view. Israel was Justified in the extraordinary measures necessitated to take Eichmann into custody. Norwegian public opinion is that Israel would conduct the trial rather than extraditing the Nazi to… More ▸

  • Arabs Blacklist 20 Norwegian Ships for Carrying Freight to Israel

    Twenty Norwegian merchant ships are now being blacklisted by the Arab League for having in the past carried freight to Israel, according to a Norwegian Government announcement received here today. The announcement states that these 20 ships are now “barred from calling at Arab ports.” More ▸

  • Norway to Withdraw from U.N. Force if Israel-arab Fighting Develops

    The Norwegian Army High Command announced here that Norwegian troops serving in the United Nations Emergency Force on the Egyptian-Israel border would be withdrawn immediately if serious fighting developed between the United Arab Republic and Israel. The Norwegian command said the troops are stationed near the Israel-Egyptian truce line only for police duty and are… More ▸

  • Captain of Norwegian Ship Quizzed by Egypt for Hours on Mail to Israel

    The Israel-bound mail from Australia, confiscated 10 days ago by Egypt, came into Egyptian hands because of a rerouting of the ship carrying the mail it was learned today when the ship stopped here. It was learned also that the vessel’s captain was put through a stiff, six-hour quizzing by the Egyptians. The Israeli mail… More ▸

  • Egypt Seizes Shipments to Israel from Norwegian Ships; Israel Protests

    Israel today denounced as “pure robbery” two Egyptian seizures of goods being shipped from Australia to Israel, both shipments having been aboard Norwegian ships. Several days ago, United Arab Republic authorities confiscated meteord logical equipment being shipped from Australia to Israel aboard a Norwegian freighter, the S. S. Tagos. Then the UAR took from another… More ▸

  • Egypt Refuses Fresh Water to Norwegian Ship Which Carried Cargo to Israel

    The Norwegian ship S.S. Sekvic, which had been refused fresh supplies of water at Port Sudan and prohibited from loading cargo for Europe because she plied the Israel trade, returned to Elath today. The Norwegian vessel will take on adequate water supplies at the Israeli port and will return home without cargo. More ▸