Oslo orders Israeli embassy to move


JERUSALEM (JTA) — The city of Oslo, Norway, has ordered the Israeli embassy to relocate to a new site within a year.

The embassy is a security threat to local residents and its stringent security measures disrupt their quality of life, the Israeli daily newspaper Yediot Achronot reported.

Michael Eligal, Israel’s ambassador to Oslo, reportedly has informed the Foreign Ministry that he is having trouble finding an alternative site for the embassy because no one wants to sell property to the Israeli Embassy, according to the newspaper.

The city of Oslo also required the U.S. Embassy to relocate to a suburban neighborhood.

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