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  • 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 ▸

  • U.s., Canada, Norway Boycott Dinner After Israel is Barred

    The United States, Canada and Norway boycotted a dinner last night given by the Association of South East Asian Nations (ASEAN) in honor of the opening of the International Conference on Kampuchia because the hosts withdrew an invitation to Israel. Secretary of State Alexander Haig, who was expected to attend the dinner, declined to participate… More ▸

  • Norway to Discuss Oil Sale to Israel

    Israel and Norway are to begin discussions in coming months on the possible supply to Israel of surplus oil from Norway’s North Sea wells. This was agreed on yesterday in Norway in talks between Energy Minister Yitzhak Modai and his Norwegian counterpart; it was reported today in Jerusalem. Israel has approached Oslo on the oil… More ▸

  • No Oil to Israel from Norway. Uk

    The governments of Norway and Great Britain, which share oil from the North Sea fields, will not ask the controlling petroleum companies to sell any of it to Israel, the Embassies of the two countries made clear to the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. Inquiries by the JTA followed reports from Oslo after Vice President Wolter Mondale… More ▸

  • Norway Studying Oil Sale to Israel

    Norwegian Foreign Minister haut Frydenlund has announced that his country is “seriously studying” Israel’s request for Norway to sell it oil and will give a reply next month. Frydenlund, who is attending the Scandinavian Foreign Ministers meeting in Copenhagen, said Norway’s decision will be given to Vice President Walter Mondale who is due to visit… More ▸

  • Norwegian Units of Unifil Come Under Fire from Terrorists

    Norwegian units of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL) came under terrorist mortar fire yesterday near the Khardala Bridge in the eastern sector of the Litani River front in South Lebanon. There were no casualties. The Norwegians took shelter in sand-bagged positions but did not return the fire which came from the Beaufort… More ▸

  • 1000-man Norwegian Army to Constitute Part of Unifil

    A 1000-man Norwegian army unit arrived in Israel Friday and encamped at an Israeli army base over the weekend prior to entering south Lebanon where it will constitute part of the United Nations Interim Force in Lebanon (UNIFIL). Norwegian officers toured the Metullah area today to inspect the sector of south Lebanon that their troops… More ▸

  • Sweden, Norway, Denmark Opposed to Israel’s Expulsion from UN

    The Swedish and Norwegian governments have decided to vote against any attempt to exclude Israel from the forthcoming United Nations General Assembly. The Norwegian Foreign Minister, Knut Fry-denlund, in an interview with the Norwegian Journal of Commerce and Shipping, said that his government has already decided to oppose such a move. He added that even… More ▸

  • Norway Takes Measures Against Possible Terrorist Attacks

    Security measures were tightened at Norwegian airports and borders today following reports of a possible Palestinian attack. Norwegian authorities reportedly received the warnings from reliable West German and Iraqi sources. It is believed that a commando group of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine-General Command has managed to enter into Norway. The Israeli… More ▸