Tagged: Israel

A summer tour in the Holy Land

Ancient yet modern, safe yet violent, Israel is a land of contradictions Emily C. Skaftun Norwegian American Weekly Since returning from a hastily planned trip to Israel this summer, everyone’s been asking me how...

Norway concerned over situation in East Jerusalem

“Norway is concerned about developments in East Jerusalem. The Palestinian population is subject to ever-increasing pressure,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. “The status of Jerusalem must be resolved to ensure lasting peace between...

Norway deplores Israel’s building plans for East Jerusalem

“Norway deplores Israel’s plans to increase building activity in East Jerusalem,” said Foreign Minister Jonas Gahr Støre. Israeli authorities have presented plans to build nearly 700 housing units in East Jerusalem. The building activity...

Norway dismisses Israel war crimes complaint

Former Israeli PM Ehud Olmert, Defense Minister Ehud Barak, opposition leader Tzipi Livni among 10 Israelis named in complaint filed by group of Norwegian lawyers, reports AP On Nov. 5 prosecutors dismissed a complaint...

Norway excludes Israeli company from Pension Fund

Supplier of surveillance equipment for the separation barrier in the West Bank excluded from the Government Pension Fund – Global The Ministry of Finance has excluded the Israeli company Elbit Systems Ltd. from the...

Israeli criticism of Hamsun commemoration

The Israeli Foreign Minster Avigdor Lieberman has accused Norway of spreading antisemittic attitudes through the commemoration of the 150th anniversary of the birth of author Knut Hamsun (photo). This is reported by the Israeli...