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  • Norway’s Foreign Minister Visits Mideast in Effort to Revive Talks

    Norwegian Foreign Minister Bjorn Tore Godal is warning of bloodshed if the Israeli-Palestinian negotiations were not resumed soon. Godal, whose country was closely involved in forging the Israeli-Palestinian peace agreements, often referred to as the Oslo accords, made the comment Monday in Cairo after conferring with Egyptian officials. His visit to the Middle East, which… More ▸

  • Remarks of Norwegian Official Fall Short of Wjc Expectations

    The prime minister of Norway told Jewish leaders here this week that his government “shares your concern” over “the fate of property of the victims of the Holocaust.” Prime Minister Thorbjorn Jagland delivered the keynote address Tuesday night as the World Jewish Congress executive meeting formally opened in the Norwegian capital. The congress, which has… More ▸

  • Wjc Report Says Norway Holding Jewish Assets from World War Ii

    Norway is holding millions of dollars in property and cash that was confiscated from Jewish individuals and businesses during World War II, according to a World Jewish Congress report. The charges were met with assurances from the Norwegian government that it is investigating the extent of the confiscations and that it planned to make restitution… More ▸

  • 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 ▸