Norway

  • Cabinet Briefed on Norway

    The Cabinet heard reports today from Premier Golda Meir and Foreign Ministry Director General Avraham Kidron on the latest Norway developments. Cabinet Secretary Michael Arnon told newsmen the Premier and Kidron had given information as basically already reported in the press. “I have said all I can,” he added, implying that there was more that… More ▸

  • Norway Refuses to Release Two Israelis Held in Murder Case

    Norwegian authorities today refused a request by Israel to release the two Israelis arrested in connection with the murder July 21 of 30-year-old Moroccan Ahmed Boushicki. The two were arrested last Thurs day in the apartment of Israeli. Embassy security officer, Yigal Eval. Authorities here have also refused Israeli officials permission to see the two… More ▸

  • Rabbi Sought for Norway

    Norway’s tiny Jewish community has been without its own rabbi for several years. Dr. Bent Melchior, Chief Rabbi of Denmark, launched an appeal here today for the appointment of a rabbi for Norway. He warned that unless a rabbi is appointed, Norway’s Jewish community faces “total assimilation.” Dr. Melchior has voluntarily officiated at services in… More ▸

  • Norway’s Jewish Community is Small but Active

    Although the majority among some 50 Israelis who established themselves here are married to non-Jewish women, the local Jewish community is not troubled by mixed marriages. This view was expressed here by the president of Norway’s Jewish community. Harry Koritzinsky, in an interview with the Jewish Telegraphic Agency. This, however, might be due to the… More ▸

  • Clemency for Leningrad 11 Urged by French, Danish, Norwegian, Australian Governments

    The French government, which has had serious differences with Israel over the last three years, has emerged in the forefront of European powers urging clemency for two Russian Jews sentenced to death in Leningrad last week. Such an appeal was conveyed by the French Ambassador in Moscow today to Soviet Foreign Minister Andrei Gromyko. The… More ▸

  • Appeals Court Orders New Jury Trial for Former Norway Gestapo Chief

    The high court at Baden Baden has handed down a ruling revoking a five-year sentence imposed on former Gestapo chief Helmut Reinhard by a Karlsruhe court and ordering him retried by a jury. Reinhard, former head of the Nazi secret police in Norway, was convicted of having deported more than 500 Norwegian Jews to their… More ▸

  • Joint Israeli-norwegian Ship Firm Set; Assets Total $20, 000, 000

    Establishment of a joint Israeli-Norwegian shipping company, understood to be capitalized at $20,000,000, was reported here today. An eight-man Norwegian delegation of merchant marine executives is expected to arrive here next week for finalization of the plans and the formal signing of contracts. Under the reported plans, the new form will operate two refrigerated vessels… More ▸

  • Bonn Asks Norway to Submit Evidence Against Nazi Who Deported Jews

    West Germany has asked Norway to submit evidence against Helmuth Reichard, wartime Gestapo chief in the Oslo area who has been arrested in Baden Baden, it was reported here today. Some 15 witnesses have reported to Oslo police and numerous documents and testimonials will be sent to the Baden prosecutor. Reichard was considered directly responsible… More ▸