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Norway deplores Israel’s expropriation of land in the West Bank

‘Israel’s expropriation of land in the West Bank is in violation of international law and is a setback for the efforts to find a peaceful solution to the conflict in the Middle East,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

Israel’s expropriation of land in the West Bank...Sunday 31 August, the Israeli authorities announced that Israel will expropriate an area of four square kilometres...to find a lasting two-state solution for Israel and Palestine more difficult, and I strongly urge...

Israel must stop building settlements

‘I am concerned about the fact that Israel is again speeding up its building of settlements in occupied Palestinian territory. The settlement policy is becoming an ever greater obstacle to a two-state solution,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

‘I am concerned about the fact that Israel is again speeding up its building of settlements...West Bank and East Jerusalem. This means that Israel is further speeding up construction in the settlements...The Hague have declared that the areas that Israel acquired in the 1967 war are occupied territory...

Norway condemns rocket attacks on Israel

“I condemn the rocket attacks launched from Gaza at southern Israel both yesterday and today,” said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...the rocket attacks launched from Gaza at southern Israel both yesterday and today,” said Minister of Foreign...for having fired at least 60 rockets into Israel in less than two hours on Wednesday. This is the heaviest barrage on Israel since November 2012. Israeli retaliatory attacks hit dozens...

Report No. 13 (2008-2009) to the Storting

Climate, Conflict and Capital

...of a Palestinian state side-by-side with Israel. Norway is seeking to ensure that the international...full support to the political negotiation process between Israel and the Palestinian Authority in the wake of...well-functioning tripartite cooperation between the Palestinian Authority, Israel and the AHLC is vital in order to...

Report No. 27 (2007-2008) to the Storting

Disarmament and Non-proliferation

...France, the UK, India, Pakistan and North Korea. Israel is not willing to confirm or deny that...explosions. However, countries such as China, India, Pakistan, Israel, North Korea and the US have not adhered...

Report No. 10 (2008-2009) to the Storting

Corporate social responsibility in a global economy

...observer states are: Argentina, Brazil, Chile, Egypt, Estonia, Israel, Latvia, Lithuania, Peru, Romania and Slovenia. In all...

NOU 2009: 19

Tax havens and development

...00 24.57 0.01 0 0 1 Israel 0.609 0.0399 2.81 8.95...

Gaza: Clear requirements by donors

‘The Gaza war this summer shows that the cycle of violence must be broken. Fundamental steps are needed to open up Gaza and generate growth and development for the people there. That will require new policies from both Israel and the Palestinians,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...there. That will require new policies from both Israel and the Palestinians,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs...so people can work. For this to happen, Israel must lift the blockade. Gaza and the West...a state that can live in peace with Israel. International efforts on Gaza’s behalf must pave...

High level conference in Cairo: USD 5.4 billion to Palestine

A total of USD 5.4 billion in assistance to Palestine was pledged at today’s international donor conference for Gaza and Palestine. ‘This solid result demonstrates massive international support for the Palestinian people. It sends a strong signal that the world is standing together to rebuild Gaza. We expect that Israel will do its part to reverse its access restrictions on Gaza, so that the assistance actually reaches the civilian population, and the society can be rebuilt,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...standing together to rebuild Gaza. We expect that Israel will do its part to reverse its access...responsibility for rebuilding Gaza. It’s vital that Israel and the Palestinians cooperate on the new UN...the other contributors at the conference emphasised that Israel and the Palestinians must take new political measures...

Foreign Minister warns against further escalation of violence in the Middle East

‘The events of the last few days clearly show how quickly the current tense situation could spiral out of control. I urge both the Israelis and the Palestinians to exercise restraint. It is important to seize upon the initiative for a ceasefire, which now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility to show restraint and to ensure that no more lives are lost,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...now appears to be coming from the Palestinians. Israel, as the strongest party, has a particular responsibility...Gaza have fired rockets at southern parts of Israel, and Israeli security forces have carried out multiple...As the occupying power in the West Bank, Israel has a special responsibility under international law. Neither...

Ceasefire in Gaza encouraging

‘After 50 days of violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is encouraging that a ceasefire agreement has been reached,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

‘After 50 days of violent conflict between Israel and Hamas in Gaza, it is encouraging that...Gaza. However, in the long term peace between Israel and the Palestinians can only be achieved through...

[PDF] Oslo Diplomatic List (1MB)

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Press Conference Remarks

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'This conference is important because countries pledged important financial resources to reconstruct Gaza according to the National Early Recovery and Reconstruction Plan of the Government of Palestine', said Minister of Foreign Affairs, Børge Brende, in his remarks at the press conference.

...countries made their requirements clear . They called on Israel to reverse the closure regime. Security and prosperity...Palestine lives in peace with the state of Israel with internationally recognized borders for both. Only then...role in the region and for Palestine and Israel. I thank Deputy Prime Minster Mustafa for the...

Norway concerned about developments in Jerusalem

‘I am deeply concerned about developments in Jerusalem,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...be undermined, but must be fully respected. Moreover, Israel’s recent announcement that it will continue to...

Opening Address at the AHLC-meeting in New York

Chair of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee (AHLC), New York, 22 September 2014

'Gaza cannot be pacified or dealt with in isolation from the other constituent part of the prospective Palestinian state. The state-building project will never become a reality without the reintegration of Gaza and the West Bank – politically, economically, and ultimately in terms of security', Foreign Minister Børge Brende, said in his speech in New York on 22 September 2014.

...sovereign Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security. The burden of proof...the three-party cooperation between the Palestinian Authority, Israel and the international donor community has rested on...light of its strategic failings. Ultimately, security in Israel cannot be achieved by the steady erosion of...

Palestine in a critical phase

‘Palestine is in a critical phase, and the coming months will be decisive for both political and economic developments. The donor countries must contribute funds for the reconstruction of Gaza. However, only easing the restrictions can make the Palestinian state sustainable,’ said Mr Brende.

...Committee in New York, Foreign Minister Brende warned Israel, the Palestinian authorities and the international donor community...independent Palestinian state living side by side with Israel in peace and security,’ said Minister of Foreign...and Egypt. ‘The current situation in Palestine and Israel is not viable. Stability in Gaza requires that...

[PDF] Meeting of the Ad Hoc Liaison Committee New York, 22 September 2014 Chair’s Summary (193,5KB)

...state of Palestine, living side by side with Israel in peace and security. Since the suspension of...and efficient monitoring mechanism in Gaza, accepted by Israel and the PA. The AHLC also welcomed the declaration by the Israeli representatives that Israel will take determined measures to ease restrictions on...

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[PDF] Kontaktinformasjon utenlandske ambassader i Oslo (148,9KB)

...21 01 95 00 21 01 95 30 israel@oslo.mfa.gov.il http://embassies.gov.il/oslo Postboks 534 Skøyen 0214 Oslo Israel 23 08 49 00, 22 55 72...

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[PDF] Alle utenlandske ambassader i Norge (202,7KB)

...21 01 95 00 21 01 95 30 israel@oslo.mfa.gov.il http://embassies.gov.il/oslo Postboks 534 Skøyen 0214 Oslo Israel 23 08 49 00, 22 55 72...

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Introductory Remarks at the Cairo Conference on Palestine

Cairo, 12 October 2014

'Some six weeks have passed since the 51 days of fighting ended, but the wounds are far from healed. Ahead of the AHLC donor meeting in New York, I visited Gaza in early September to survey the fallout on the ground. The scenes of massive destruction were devastating, Ministry of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende said at the Gaza conference.

...on the eve of continued proxy negotiations between Israel and the Palestinian factions being mediated by Egypt...the UN monitoring mechanism and its acceptance by Israel and the Palestinian Authority. And that is why...