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  • Norwegian Minister Sees Time Solving the Arab Refugee Problem

    Olav Gjaervoll, Norway’s Social Affairs Minister, arrived in Israel today after touring the refugee camps in neighboring Arab countries, and said that “time will solve the refugee problem.” He reported that, with the exception of the refugees in the Gaza Strip, residents of the refugee camps were being absorbed into the host countries. His ministry… More ▸

  • Norwegian Award Presented to J.D.C. Director; Lauded for Refugee Work

    The Norwegian Refugee Council plaque was awarded yesterday to Charles H. Jordan, director-general of the Joint Distribution Committee and chairman of the governing board of the International Council of Voluntary Agencies. The award is presented annually to an individual or an organization but it is rarely given to an official of a voluntary organization outside… More ▸

  • Norwegian Air Force General Appointed U.N. Truce Chief in Palestine

    Lt. Gen. Odd Bull, commander of the Royal Air Force of Norway, will assume the post of chief of staff of the United Nations Truce Supervision Organization in Palestine, on June 1, it was announced here today by Secretary General U Thant. He will succeed Maj. Gen. Carl C. von Horn, of Sweden, who had… More ▸

  • Norwegian Foreign Minister Impressed with Ben-gurion’s Views

    Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion met for two hours today with Norwegian Foreign Minister Halvard Lange for talks which the Norwegian Cabinet member called “exchanges of views but not negotiations.” He added the talks were “most useful for the Norwegian side.” The talks took place during the second day of Mr. Ben-Gurion’s visit to Norway, the… More ▸

  • Ben-gurion Arrives in Norway; Discusses Direct Arab-israel Talks

    Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion, arriving here for his second stop on a five-nation Scandinavian tour, met for 90 minutes today with Premier Einar Gerhardsen. The first meeting of the two Prime Ministers, which was attended by Norwegian and Israeli advisers, was reported to have been very friendly. Andreas Anderson, director of Premier Gerhardsen’s office, who… More ▸

  • Norwegian Premier Completes Week’s Visit in Israel; Feted by Ben-gurion

    Israel and Norway share “a common vision of the cooperative workers society, fraternity among peoples and peace between nations,” Prime Minister David Ben-Gurion said tonight at a farewell dinner for Norway’s Premier Einar Gerhardsen. The Norwegian Prime Minister, accompanied by his wife and 15-year-old son, completed a week’s state visit to Israel with a statement… More ▸

  • Israel Names New Ambassador to Moscow; Held Post of Envoy in Norway

    Reuven Barkatt, Israel’s Ambassador to Norway, was today appointed Ambassador to the Soviet Union, according to an official announcement by the Foreign Ministry. He replaces Dr. Arieh Harel, who is returning to Israel to resume his medical profession. Mr. Barkatt was born in Lithuania in 1906 and was head of the political department of the… More ▸

  • Norwegian Bishop, Trygve Lie on New Ort Committee Formed at Oslo

    A new Norwegian ORT Committee has been established here, including in its membership former United Nations Secretary-General Trygve Lie and other leading Norwegian statesmen and lay leaders. Only two of Norway’s 1, 000 Jews are members of the 15-man committee, which is headed by the Bishop of Trondheim, a hero of the Norwegian resistance movement… More ▸

  • Norway Holds Israel Should Try Eichmann; Justifies Capture

    Norwegian thought. as reflected in private and official views in the local press and radio, holds that Israel should try Adolf Eichmann. In the Norwegian view. Israel was Justified in the extraordinary measures necessitated to take Eichmann into custody. Norwegian public opinion is that Israel would conduct the trial rather than extraditing the Nazi to… More ▸

  • Arabs Blacklist 20 Norwegian Ships for Carrying Freight to Israel

    Twenty Norwegian merchant ships are now being blacklisted by the Arab League for having in the past carried freight to Israel, according to a Norwegian Government announcement received here today. The announcement states that these 20 ships are now “barred from calling at Arab ports.” More ▸