De siste dager har det 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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Photo: Børge Brendebekk/ Byhands.

Around 1400 participants from over thirty nations are gearing up for Arctic Frontiers 2015. The conference takes place from January 18th-23rd and is the most significant conference for Arctic issues in Norway. This year’s theme is climate and energy.

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Norway’s ambassador to Poland, Karsten Klepsvik, in front of the Museum’s donor wall.
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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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Norway’s Sovereign Wealth Fund has radically increased its investment in Israel over the last couple of years. Norway now owns stocks and bond in Israel worth 8 billion shekels.

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http://www.norway.org.il/Norsk/israel/reise/innreise/

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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: Orit Galperin.

If ever the world received a gift, it has to be Norway – like the long-awaited dessert at the close of a meal.

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For close to 40 years Deiv Portnoj has driven an almost never-ending line of Norwegian ambassadors all over Israel. Every good thing has to come to an end so in November Deiv is retiring.

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