Norway

  • Norway to Examine Claims of Confiscated Jewish Property

    Norway is planning to investigate claims that property of Norwegian Jews was confiscated by Nazi collaborationists during World War II, according to a Jewish official. “This is a little known fact in Norwegian history,” said Elan Steinberg, executive direction of the World Jewish Congress. A committee known during the war as the Liquidation Committee for… More ▸

  • Norway, Unifil Protest Killing of Norwegian Officer by Israelis

    The government of Norway and United Nations officials have strongly protested the killing by an Israeli tank patrol of a Norwegian officer serving with the U.N. Interim Force in Lebanon. The incident occurred Sunday night in the Israeli-controlled border security zone of southern Lebanon. Members of an Israel Defense Force unit mistook a UNIFIL patrol… More ▸

  • Norwegian Decries European Racism

    Norway is seeking to focus broad European attention on a rising wave of neo-Nazism and anti-Semitism throughout the continent. “We must get to the root of these problems,” Norwegian Foreign Minister Thorvald Stoltenberg said in an address to the Danish Parliament. He said Oslo will seek to place the issue high on the agenda of… More ▸

  • Norwegian Resigns After Allowing Mossad Agents to Question Refugees

    The chief of Norway’s security police has resigned under a storm of criticism for having agents of Mossad, the Israeli secret service, interrogate 10 Palestinians seeking asylum in Norway. An explanation was demanded by Justice Minister Karey Gjesteby, and sharp protests were raised by representatives of Amnesty International and the Institute of Human Rights in… More ▸

  • Norwegian Menber of Unifil Accidentally Kills Sla Soldier

    Differing accounts were given Wednesday of an altercation between Norwegian soldiers of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon and troops of the Israel-backed South Lebanon Army in which an SLA soldier was fatally wounded. The confrontation occurred at Ibl-e-Saki village in the eastern sector of the southern Lebanon security zone, where UNIFIL’s Norwegian contingent… More ▸

  • IDF Apologizes for Shooting Two Norwegian Unifil Soldiers

    Israel apologized Tuesday for wounding two Norwegian soldiers of the U.N. peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The Israel Defense Force expressed “sincere regrets” over the incident, which occurred Saturday near Blatt village in the eastern sector of the southern Lebanon security zone. According tow the IDF, and Israeli patrol opened fire on suspicious figures moving… More ▸

  • Foreign Ministry Now Asking for Removal of Norwegian Colonel

    The Foreign Ministry has called on the United Nations peace-keeping authorities in southern Lebanon to dismiss a Norwegian officer it accuses of makings slurs against Israel. According to ministry officials, Col. Jan Erik Carlsson, commander of the Norwegian battalion of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon, has, despite protests, continued to liken the behavior… More ▸

  • Norway, Unifil Argue Responsibility over Remarks by Norwegian Colonel

    Norway and the United Nations are bickering over who has the responsibility to deal with a slur against Israel, made by a Norwegian officer attached to the United Nations peacekeeping force in southern Lebanon. The Norwegian ambassador to Israel, Torleiv Anda, called at the Foreign Ministry Tuesday morning to dissociate his government from remarks by… More ▸

  • Norwegian Apologizes for Remarks

    The Norwegian ambassador to Israel, Torleiv Anda, apologized Wednesday for comparing the behavior of Israeli troops in the administered territories with that of the Nazis who occupied his country during World War II. The envoy, who was summoned to the Foreign Ministry for an explanation by its political director general, Yossi Beilin, said later that… More ▸

  • Norwegian’s Remarks Create a Stir

    The Foreign Ministry demanded an explanation Tuesday of remarks by the Norwegian ambassador to Israel, Torleiv Anda, that unfavorably compared the acts of Israeli soldiers in the West Bank and Gaza Strip to the Nazi occupiers of his country during World War II. Torleiv, quoted by Israel Radio, said that Norway was under occupation for… More ▸