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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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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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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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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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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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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