Spring and summer of 2015 marks an upswing in Norwegian cultural activities in Israel. April and May is dedicated to film, June to music and the opening of Ann Lislegaard exhibition at Tel Aviv Museum of Art.
Norway is providing NOK 38 million for shelter for families who lost their homes as a result of the conflict in Gaza in 2014. ‘The winter weather in Gaza is creating huge problems for the families who do not have proper homes. Conditions for the most vulnerable people urgently need to be improved,’ commented Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.
‘The fight for strengthening human rights is the common thread in everything Norway commits to internationally,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. Human rights are under pressure internationally. Norway will therefore step up its efforts to promote and protect human rights
Det har vært rakettangrep i grensestrøkene mellom Libanon, Syria og Israel. Det bør utvises stor forsiktighet i området. Ambassaden anbefaler reisende til å holde seg løpende orientert om utviklingen gjennom mediene og lytte til lokale myndigheters råd.