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  • Security at Norwegian Airports

    Norwegian security police have adopted strict security measures for transit passengers in all Norwegian airports, following Israel’s interception of a Lebanese airliner and the July 21 murder of Moroccan citizen, Ahmed Boushicki, near Oslo. Police announced yesterday that passengers will no longer be permitted to leave their planes during stopovers, whatever their duration. More ▸

  • American Businessman Fighting Extradition to Lebanon from Norway

    An unidentified 40-year old businessman told a Norwegian court today that he is the victim of false charges fabricated by El Fatah. Norwegian authorities, acting on a formal extradition request from Lebanon, this weekend initiated proceedings against the man, a former American citizen now residing in Norway. The businessman has been sentenced in absentia by… More ▸

  • Israel Rejects Norwegian Hint for Eyal’s Recall

    Meir Rosenne, the legal adviser of the Israeli Foreign Ministry, has returned from Oslo and will report to the Foreign Ministry and to Premier Golda Meir on his efforts in the Norwegian capital. Rosenne returned without being able to see and talk to the two Israelis detained at the home of the Israeli security officer… More ▸

  • Israeli Seeks Asylum in Norway

    An 18-year-old Israeli pacifist has asked for political asylum in Norway, official circles announced here today. The youth, Yuval Ronen, arrived here on a tourist visa from Sweden. He faces a two-year jail sentence in Israel for refusing to serve in the armed forces. Israeli law does not allow for conscientious objection. Ronen’s application has… More ▸

  • Norwegian Cabinet Due to Meet Again Friday to Review Eyal’s Status

    The Norwegian Cabinet will meet Friday and there were conflicting reports on whether it would again review the status in Norway of Yigal Eyal, an Israeli Embassy official. Two of the six suspects arrested in connection with the murder of Mohammed Boushicki, both Israelis, were seized in Eyal’s home. The Cabinet, at a special session… More ▸

  • Norwegian Cabinet Decides Against Expulsion of Eyal No Formal Proof of the Complicity of Israeli off

    The Norwegian Cabinet, meeting in special session in Oslo Friday to examine the “Boushicki Affair”, decided against the expulsion of Israeli Embassy official Yigal Eyal from Norway. At the close of the meeting, Norwegian Foreign Minister Dagfin Vaarvik declared that Norway had no “formal proof” of the complicity of Israeli officials, although he said “some… More ▸

  • 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 ▸