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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...

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...

Gaza crisis: Foreign Minister urges parties to enter into immediate ceasefire

‘I urge the parties to the conflict in Gaza to call an immediate halt to the hostilities and engage in efforts to achieve a durable ceasefire, as called for by the Security Council. The suffering that is being inflicted on the civilian population is disproportionate and intolerable, and it must be stopped,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...6200 people have been injured in Gaza. In Israel, 43 soldiers and 3 civilians have been killed...resolved, nor the conflict won, by military means. Israel will not achieve peace and security by continuing...the firing of more rockets from Gaza into Israel give the Palestinians in Gaza a better life...

Statement on the situation in the Middle East

New York, 22 July 2014

'Since our last meeting, the developments in the Middle East give cause for deep concern. For the fourth time in the seven years since Hamas took control over the Gaza Strip, violence has flared up and inflicted an intolerable toll on civilians', said ambassador Tine Mørch Smith in her statement on the Middle East and the Palestine question.

...initiative to negotiate a final status agreement between Israel and the PLO, shows that the status quo...sovereign state, and opened for broad recognition of Israel as promised by the Arab Peace Initiative. An...Norway condemns the rocket attacks against Israeli civilians. Israel has the right to defend its citizens. Yet...

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...Mr. Jerry O’Donovan Second Secretary 78 Israel Embassy of the State of Israel National Day: 6 May (2014) - Independence Day...00 Telefax: 21 01 95 30 E-mail: israel@oslo.mfa.gov.il Web-site: http://embassies...

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[PDF] Alle stasjoner akkreditert til Norge 24. juli 2014 (208,5KB)

...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] Herværende stasjoner akkreditert til Norge, juli 2014 (153,1KB)

...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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Gaza crisis: Foreign Minister Brende condemns huge loss of civilian lives

‘The death toll in Gaza has now reached almost 650. More than 150 of those killed are children. In my view, the military attacks on Gaza are disproportionate, and in our statement to the UN Security Council yesterday, Norway condemned the huge and completely unacceptable loss of civilian lives,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...the rocket attacks against Israeli civilians, and emphasised Israel’s right to self-defence. Nevertheless, the situation...In the statement yesterday, Norway underlined that both Israel and all the combatant Palestinian groups have an...requirements under international humanitarian law to protect civilians. Israel bears a particular responsibility, as it is the...

Unacceptable consequences for the civilian population

‘The dramatic escalation of the conflict between the Israelis and the Palestinians is having completely unacceptable consequences for civilians. In my talks with Foreign Minister Lieberman and President Abbas, I have urged all parties to stop the attacks and resume efforts to bring about a political solution,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...hundred rockets have been fired from Gaza into Israel, fortunately without loss of life so far. ‘Norway condemns the rocket attacks on Israel, which threaten civilians indiscriminately. Israel has the right to defend itself within the...

Strong Norwegian reaction to escalating violence in Gaza

‘I am appalled by the violence in Gaza over the last few days, which is affecting large numbers of civilians, including large numbers of children who have been killed or seriously wounded under Israeli attacks. On Friday night alone, 16 people were killed, and altogether 121 people have been killed since the hostilities began. I deeply deplore this use of violence,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...Foreign Affairs Børge Brende. ‘The rocket attacks against Israel are unacceptable, and they must stop immediately. Israel has the right to defend itself, but I...that is being inflicted on the civilian population. Israel has a duty to respect the requirement under...

Norway provides NOK 30 million for emergency aid in Gaza

‘The UN has declared an emergency in Gaza. A large number of civilians have been wounded, and there is an urgent need to increase the capacity of hospitals and ambulance services. Norway is sending NOK 30 million in emergency aid to Gaza,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...the security situation. ‘It is extremely important that Israel eases the restrictions on movement of people and...As the strongest military power in the conflict, Israel bears a particular responsibility. The consequences for civilians...

Foreign Minister Brende to visit the Middle East: Decisive need for ceasefire and a lasting peace

‘The only viable way to bring the civilian losses and the enormous suffering in Gaza to an end is an early ceasefire. More than 180 people have been reported killed and some 1400 have been wounded during the attacks of the past week. Most of them are civilians, and many are women and children. This is unacceptable, and cannot be allowed to continue,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende, who is travelling to the Middle East today.

...Israeli leaders. He is scheduled to meet both Israel’s Foreign Minister, Avigdor Lieberman, and Palestinian President...a lasting political solution to the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians, through the establishment of an...

Norway condemns murder of Palestinian teenager

’I condemn the murder of a Palestinian teenager in Jerusalem on 2 July. There is no excuse for acts of revenge. The circumstances surrounding the murder are still unclear, but it is of crucial importance in this case too that the perpetrators are held accountable and their motives identified,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...abduction resulted in several Palestinian deaths. We expect Israel to act in accordance with its obligations under...am deeply concerned about the increasing violence between Israel and Palestine. Escalation of the conflict, with reprisals...

Norway condemns killing of Israeli teenagers

‘Norway condemns the killing of the three Israeli teenagers who were abducted nearly three weeks ago. Those responsible must be arrested and brought to justice, and further escalation of the conflict must be avoided,’ said Minister of Foreign Affairs Børge Brende.

...and rockets being fired from Gaza into southern Israel. ‘Further loss of innocent lives must be avoided...

[PDF] reclaiming background.pdf (2MB)

...human rights law in situations of armed conflict”, Israel Law Review, vol 40, no. 2, 2007, pp... 48 Avishai Margalit and Michael Walzer, “Israel: civilians & combatants”, New York Review of Books, 14...www. nybooks.com/articles/archives/2009/may/14/israel-civilianscombatants/, accessed 20 April 2011. 49 The International...

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Conference: Reclaiming the Protection of Civilians under International Humanitarian Law