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  • Norway Expresses “anxiety” over Israel’s Entrance into Sinai

    Norway views with “deep concern and anxiety the news of the invasion into Egypt of the armed forces of Israel,” the chairman of the Norwegian delegation here, Hans Engen, declared today in a letter sent to Henry Cabot Lodge, head of the United States delegation. The Norwegian Government, Mr. Engen stated, in the letter made… More ▸

  • Egypt Seizes Norwegian Ship Bound for Israel; Blockade at Gaza

    Radio reports received in Washington today from Cairo said a Norwegian ship has been fired upon and seized by Egyptian forces at Gaza coast. The ship was reported bound for the Israel port of Jaffa. A report from Beirut said the Jordan Government has asked the Arab League Secretariat General to approach the Ethiopian Government… More ▸

  • Most Northern Jewish Community Center Dedicated in Norway

    A three-day ceremony dedicating the newly-opened community center of this northernmost Jewish community in the world has concluded here. Situated just three degrees below the Arctic Circle, Trondheim now has a Jewish community of 120. There were 340 Jews living here before World War II, but the Nazis deported all of them during the occupation…. More ▸

  • Norway to Admit More “hard Core” Jewish Dp’s from Germany

    The Norwegian Parliament today approved legislation providing for the admission into this country of 78 more chronically ill DP’s from Germany, all of them suffering from tuberculosis. Forty-one of those to be admitted are Jews, sponsored by the American Jewish Joint Distribution Committee. In recognition of the work being done on behalf of tubercular DP’s,… More ▸

  • Norwegian Delegation Arrives in Germany to Select Jewish Dp’s

    An advance delegation from Norway has arrived here to interview residents of Foehrenwald, last Jewish DP camp on German soil, who have expressed an interest in settling in the Scandinavian country. To help solve the problem presented by “hard-core” Jewish DP’s who remained in Germany for ten years without being able to integrate themselves into… More ▸

  • Norway to Accept Displaced Jews from Germany As Immigrants

    Up to 100 displaced persons and their dependents now living in camps in Germany and Austria will be accepted as immigrants by Norway within the next few months, under a special plan of the Norwegian Government and the Joint Distribution Committee made public here today. The agreement was reached by the Refugee Council of Norway,… More ▸

  • Jewish Doctor Gets Norwegian Gold Medal for Medical Paper

    Dr. Leo Eitinger, a Norwegian Jewish physician, has #### awarded the King’s Gold Medal for a paper on the effects of military life on ######## health of Norwegian soldiers, it was announced here today. The paper ############## in a competition sponsored by the Medical Faculty of Oslo. More ▸

  • Israel Concludes Trade Pacts with Norway and Holland

    The signature here of an Israel-Norwegian trade pact involving the exchange of goods valued at over $3,500,000, was announced today. Norway will supply Israel with fish, fish products, chemicals, aluminum and paper in exchange for citrus products, cars and textiles. This is the fourth consecutive trade agreement between the two states. Israel has also concluded… More ▸

  • Norway Welcomes Group of Jewish Dp’s As Permanent Sett

    Norway today welcomed as permanent settle### of 53 Jewish “hard core” cases from the DP camps of Germany and Austr### refugees, all of them concentration camp survivors and members of their ### consisted of tuberculosis and post-TB cases. They arrived here after a ### from Munich under a special emigration scheme sponsored by the Norwe###… More ▸

  • Israel Signs Trade Agreement with Norway, Will Exchange Goods

    A trade agreement involving the exchange of goods valued at 20,000,000 Norwegian crowns was signed here by representatives of Israel and Norway, it was officially announced today. Norwegian goods will be paid for with Israeli exports of bananas, citrus products, locally-assembled motor cars, kitchen utensils, textiles and clothing. The Israeli Foreign Ministry announcement also revealed… More ▸