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Rabbi Joav Melchior: “There is a wave of antisemitism that we have not seen before in Norway”

Due to the rise is antisemitism and the general anti-Israel sentiment in the country, Melchior said many Jews are debating whether they want to continue living in Norway.

Oslo Metropolitan University freeze student exchange program with the University of Haifa

President of Haifa University Prof Ron Rubin said "Oslo Metropolitan University's decision to stop the student exchange program with Haifa University is no different from a decision on an academic boycott and we condemn it."

Oslo metro vandalised with antisemitic tags

The metro station Furuset in the Norwegian capital was vandalised with antisemitic tags, including phrases such as 'Hitler started it. We finished it' and 'Hamas, one struggle.'

According to survey, antisemitic hostility remains widespread in Norway

A new survey shows that the percentage of negative attitudes towards Jews and Muslims has decreased in Norway compared to 2017. But significant groups continue to harbor antisemitic and anti-Muslim beliefs, according to Vibeke Moe and Birgitte P. Haanshuus, researchers and authors of the report.

Norwegian Jews commemorate deportation to concentration camps

More than 700 people commemorated the deportation of Norwegian Jews to concentration camps at the Oslo City hall. 

Norway Heritage Board to preserve Jewish cemetery and Holocaust Memorial in Oslo

The Norway National Heritage Board proposes to preserve the Jewish cemetery at Sofienbergparken in Oslo and the memorial “Place for remembrance” on Akershuskaia.

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