My name is Fred and I am a gay conservative living in Ottawa. This blog supports limited government, the right of the State of Israel to live in peace and security, and tries to expose the threat to us all from cultural relativism, post-modernism, and radical Islam. I am also the founder of the Free Thinking Film Society in Ottawa (

Friday, February 25, 2011

Norway demands Israel move its embassy...

Shame on the Norwegians...
The Israeli Embassy in Oslo, Norway was officially notified a few days ago that it must move to another location within a year, the Yedioth Ahronoth daily reported Monday.

According to the Norwegians, the embassy poses a security threat to its surroundings and has had a negative impact on the residents' quality of life.

Michael Eligal, Israel's ambassador to Oslo, sent the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem a cable saying embassy staffers were having a hard time finding an alternate site. "Our search has been frustrating, to say the least," the envoy wrote. "No one wants to sell us property."

A Foreign Ministry official said the affair is indicative of a new low in Israel-Norway relations. "The authorities in Norway are capitulating to public opinion that is hostile to Israel," he said. "They are doing everything they can to make things more difficult on the embassy."


Blogger Bert said...

They probably want the land to build a mosque.

10:28 AM  
Blogger Amazons Speak Out said...

Bert is right! The Israeli Embassy should decamp and send back their Norwegian counterpart. Israel does not need their oil!!

3:18 PM  
Anonymous Mark said...

By international law, a country's embassy is sovereign territory. What right does the 'host' country have in unilaterally telling another country they have to move their 'land'?

4:40 PM  
Blogger Thucydides said...

Too bad we couldn't demand the Norwegian embassy in
Ottawa be moved in the same time frame to demonstrate our solidarity with a fellow liberal democracy...

2:14 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Maybe, Israel should request that Norway move their embassy due to "security concerns," i.e. hostility from angry Israelis!

The Foreign Ministry should be able to find them a nice secure and isolated site somewhere in the Negev, not to close to inhabited cities and towns!

1:48 PM  

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