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  • Norway Ratifies U.N. Convention on Status of Refugees

    Norway today became the second government to deposit with the U.N. Secretary General its ratification of the convention relating to the status of refugees, which was adopted in July 1951 and needs a total of six ratifications or accessions to bring it into force. The ratification was presented by Erik Dons, deputy representative of Norway… More ▸

  • Boston Jews Thank Norway and Sweden for Admitting Sick Dp’s

    The Combined Jewish Appeal here has given special recognition to two Scandinavian countries as being the only ones outside of Israel to have opened their doors to handicapped Jewish DP’s. A special “Salute to Norway and Sweden” was held here at Temple Mishkan Tefila where the Boston Jewish community’s recognition and thanks were expressed to… More ▸

  • Hadassah Thanks Norwegian Premier for Refugee Aid

    The thanks of the 300,000 American Jewish women in Hadassah, Women’s Zionist Organization of America, to the people of Norway “for their humanitarian services to Jewish refugee children” was extended here today to Premier Oscar Torp of Norway as he embarked to return to his country after a visit to the U.S. Mrs. Abraham Tulin,… More ▸

  • “hard Core” Dp’s Leave Germany for Norway; J.D.C. Finances Transfer

    A transport of post-tuberculous patients and their families, all but two of them survivors of Nazi concentration camps, will leave Munich tomorrow for permanent resettlement in Norway, under an agreement between the Norwegian Government and the Joint Distribution Committee, it was announced by the J.D.C. here today. The group about to embark for Norway consists… More ▸

  • Norwegian Jews to Plant Forest in Israel in Honor of King

    Marking the 80th birthday of King Haakon, Jewish congregations throughout Norway have collected funds for a forest in Israel to be named after their sovereign, it was reported here today. The first 1,000 trees will be planted this month and a certificate will be presented later to King Haakon. More ▸

  • Israel and Norway Sign $10,000,000 Trade Agreement in Tel Aviv

    A trade agreement involving the exchange of about $10,000,000 worth of goods was signed here today by Norway and Israel. The Norwegians will purchase citrus fruits and citrus extracts, textiles and finished clothing from Israel and will export to the Jewish State frozen and canned fish, newsprint and chemicals. More ▸

  • Speaker of Norwegian Parliament Honors Israel Minister

    Abraham Nissan, Israeli Minister to the Scandinavian countries, was honored here today at a luncheon tendered him by Navig Petersen, Speaker of the Norwegian Parliament. At the luncheon Sven Nielsen, chairman of a delegation of members of Parliament who visited Israel last year, spoke glowingly of his experiences in the Jewish State. Later, Minister Nissan… More ▸

  • Workers in Sweden Ask Ban on Shechita; Jews in Norway Will Also Be Affected

    A demand for the banning of Shechita was made here in a letter addressed to Gunnar Strang, Swedish Minister of Agriculture, by the trade union representing workers employed in this country’s food industries, including employees of abbatoirs. If the prohibition should be imposed, Jews in Norway will also be affected since they now import kosher… More ▸