Yves Meyer, a French Jewish mathematician, won the Abel Prize on Tuesday for his work on the “wavelet theory,” which has been applied in data compression, noise reduction, medical imaging and digital cinema.
A proposal to support a ban on ritual circumcision and label it child abuse is splitting the leadership of a liberal party in Norway, which supports outreach to Muslim immigrants.
Mass killer Anders Behring Breivik is still a threat and ever more convinced by his Nazi-style ideology, Norway’s attorney general said on Wednesday in defending Breivik’s near-isolation in jail after a court ruled the conditions breached his rights.
Mass murderer Anders Behring Breivik gave a Nazi salute on Tuesday to a court where Norway appealed against a ruling that it has violated his human rights by keeping him in virtual isolation since he massacred 77 people in 2011.
(JTA) — Norway’s public broadcaster apologized for referencing Nazi death camps and the Jewish genocide in a satirical cartoon about the financial situation of university students. “This cartoon should not have spoofed the Nazi genocide, and we’re sorry this reference obstructed what the sketch is really about,” a spokesperson for the NRK broadcaster wrote on…
(JTA) – The city council of Tromso in Norway adopted a resolution calling on its residents to boycott products made in the West Bank, eastern Jerusalem and the Golan Heights. The resolution was adopted Wednesday, according to the municipality’s website. Seventeen members voted against the resolution, which stated that “the municipal council encourages Tromso Municipality’s residents to…
(JTA) — The Church of Norway, the state’s Lutheran church, condemned church founder Martin Luther’s anti-Jewish legacy. The church made the statement ahead of the 500-year anniversary of the Protestant Reformation, started by the 16th century German theologian, The Associated Press reported. The Church of Norway’s General Synod acknowledged that Luther’s writings were used in Nazi propaganda and…
A popular Norwegian rap duo was accused of mainstreaming anti-Semitism by using “Jew” and Ariel Sharon as insults in its latest single.
Israel has called on a Norwegian daily newspaper to apologize for a cartoon that equates Israel with Nazi Germany and North Korea.
Norway’s largest financial institution issued a credit card featuring an anti-Semitic image.