Marianne Hultman. 
Photo: Patrick Miller.Marianne Hultman. Photo: Patrick Miller

Spring and summer of 2015 will mark an upswing in Norwegian cultural activities in Israel.

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‘The humanitarian crisis in Syria is escalating. The Government is now providing USD 93 million to support efforts in Syria and the neighbouring countries. Children are the hardest hit. USD 18.6 million of these funds will be earmarked for education and child protection efforts,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

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Funds for professional theatre performances based on Henrik Ibsen’s plays are now available.

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Photo: Norwegian Ministry of Foreign Affairs/Ragna Marie Fjeld.

‘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

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2014 Nobel Peace Prize recipients Kailash Satyarthi and Malala Yousafzai. 
Photo: Kailash Satyarthi) Senado Federal. (Flickr)/(Malala Yousafzai) Prime Minister’s Office (Flickr).

The Nobel Peace Prize for 2014 has been awarded the Indian child rights activist Kailash Satyarthi and the Pakistani children’s education activist Malala Yousafzai.

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Photo: Frode Overland Andersen/UD.

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.

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The Norwegian author Gabi Gleichmann is in Israel this week after an invitation from the Jerusalem International Book Fair. Gabi insists on being a Norwegian author despite the fact that he is Hungarian born Jew who grew up in the Swedish capital Stockholm.

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Norway’s ambassador to Poland, Karsten Klepsvik, in front of the Museum’s donor wall.
Photo: Norwegian Embassy, Poland.

Norway is a proud donor of the Museum of the History of Polish Jews officially opened in Warsaw today in the presence of the Polish and Israeli presidents.

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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.

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