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  • 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 ▸

  • Norway Mulls Probe of How Its Heavy Water Was Used by Israel

    Norwegian authorities are studying the feasibility of conducting their own investigation of whether heavy water Norway sold to Israel several years ago was used to make nuclear weapons, according to a report by Norinform, the official Norwegian news agency Monday. Heavy water is enriched in deuterium, the hydrogen isotope twice the mass of ordinary hydrogen… More ▸

  • Norwegian Unifil Official Denies Making Anti-israeli Statements

    The commander of the Norwegian contingent to the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) has denied anti-Israeli statements attributed to him in an Oslo newspaper. Col. Erling Heim was quoted as saying that Israeli officers had behaved towards the Norwegian soldiers just as the Nazis had done to the Norwegians during World War II…. More ▸