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  • Norwegian Police apologize for deporting Jews to Auschwitz

    November 26, 2012 | 9:23 am

    The Norwegian Police for the first time have apologized for rounding up Jews and sending them to their deaths during the Holocaust.

    “On behalf of the Norwegian police and those involved in the deportation of Norwegian Jews to concentration camps, I wish to express regret,”...

  • Norwegian official: Jews, Muslims should replace circumcision with ‘symbolic’ ritual

    August 6, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Norway’s ombudsman for children’s rights has proposed that Jews and Muslim replace male circumcision with a symbolic, nonsurgical ritual.

    Dr. Anne Lindboe told the newspaper Vart Land last month that circumcision in boys was a violation of a person’s right to decide over his own...

  • Norwegian gov’t coalition partner seeking to outlaw circumcision

    June 25, 2012 | 2:46 pm

    A Norwegian political party said it will seek to outlaw circumcision in Norway.

    “Circumcision on religious grounds should be a criminal offense,” Jenny Klinge, a spokesperson for Norway’s Centre Party, said in an interview earlier this month with the newspaper Dagbladet.

  • ‘Father of peace studies’ makes public anti-Semitic remarks

    April 30, 2012 | 4:23 pm

    A Norwegian sociologist who pioneered the discipline of peace studies and conflict resolution made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel statements during a public lecture and in an article.

    Johan Galtung, called the “father of peace studies,” also made anti-Semitic and anti-Israel remarks...

  • Norwegian lawmaker denies Holocaust

    March 21, 2011 | 10:46 am

    Members of a Norwegian lawmaker’s own party have called for his resignation after he publicly denied the Holocaust.

    Labor Party lawmaker Anders Mathisen reportedly told the Finnmarken newspaper that the Holocaust never happened and challenged readers to prove him wrong.

    “There is...