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  • Reagan Stresses Human Rights in Pre-summit Helsinki Speech

    President Reagan, in his final speech before meeting with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev, stressed Friday that there can be no “true international security without respect for human rights.” Reagan, who was in Helsinki to rest before leaving Sunday for Moscow for his meetings with Gorbachev, made the observation that he was speaking from the same… More ▸

  • Shultz Speaks from the Heart at Shabbat Dinner in Helsinki

    Secretary of State George Shultz, attending a traditional Shabbat dinner Friday night in Helsinki, stressed that the United States will “never give up” until Soviet Jews are allowed to emigrate freely or practice their religion unhindered in the Soviet Union. “I am here to join you in making a statement that we understand the problems… More ▸

  • Soviet Jewry Activists Planning to Picket Next Week in Helsinki

    Soviet Jewry groups from the United States will be out in force in Helsinki next week, to try and insure that the issue of Soviet Jewry and their right to emigrate from the USSR is not forgotten at the Moscow summit that begins May 29. President Reagan will stop in the Finnish capital for several… More ▸

  • Pre-Summit Human Rights Vigil to Take Place in Helsinki

    Fifty American Jewish leaders will attempt to focus world attention on the plight of Soviet Jewry by greeting President Reagan in Helsinki when he stops off en route to his summit meeting in Moscow with Soviet leader Mikhail Gorbachev. The Jewish leaders, who will be in the Finnish capital May 25 to May 29, will… 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 ▸

  • Herzog to Visit Denmark

    President Chaim Herzog of Israel will travel to Denmark Nov. 3-6 as the guest of Queen Margaret II, the first ever state visit there by an Israeli head of state. 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 ▸

  • 2,000 People, Mostly Gentiles, Mark Ben Gurion Centennial in Helsinki

    More than 2,000 people, most of them gentiles, attended a David Ben Gurion centennial gathering in Helsinki, Finland, last week, under the auspices of Jewish National Fund world chairman Moshe Rivlin. The chairman, back from a tour of Scandinavia, told the Jewish Telegraphic Agency Sunday that the interest in JNF’s work among non-Jews in all… More ▸

  • State Department Report Says Soviet Compliance with Helsinki Accords Remains ‘seriously Flawed’

    The compliance by the Soviet Union and Soviet Bloc countries with the human rights provisions of the Helsinki Accords remains “seriously flawed,” State Department spokesman Charles Redman said Wednesday. Redman gave this assessment as the State Department released the 21st Semi-annual Report on the Implementation of the Helsinki Final Act. The report, which covers the… More ▸