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Europe’s five largest pension funds have €7.5 billion invested in companies with business activities in and around illegal settlements in the occupied Palestinian territories. This is at odds with United Nations guidelines, clear warnings from 18 European countries, and undermines the two-state solution, experts warn.

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Elected representatives in Trondheim, Norway’s third-largest city, have voted to boycott goods and services from 

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BDS Norway organized nationwide protests against Norwegian sales of arms to Israel.

October 17, 2016
Open Letter

Palestinian Arts Community sends an open letter to Pia Maria Roll and Marius von der Fehr on Norway's brilliant "National Apology" efforts.

October 3, 2016
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Norway’s finance ministry has excluded Shikun & Binui from the Government Pension Fund Global (GPFG), the largest pension fund in Europe, over its construction of illegal Israeli colonies in East Jerusalem. Analysts have described the company as Israel’s largest real estate business.

The Norwegian government has previously divested from Israeli military company Elbit, as well as Africa Israel Investments and Danya Cebus, two other

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Israeli Company is Excluded from Norwegian Pension Fund
Photo : Justin McIntosh | Norway had deplored the Israeli Government’s decision to build 851 new housing units in settlements in the West Bank last week.

The decision to exclude the company follows an exclusion recommendation from the Council on Ethics to the GPFG.

June 16, 2012
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Norwegian retail chain VITA made public on Friday their decision to stop all sales of products originating from settlements in occupied Palestine. VITA will therefore stop selling products from the cosmetics brand Ahava. VITA has been the main retailer of Ahava products in Norway, and this decision will be a serious blow to the sales of Ahava products in Norway.

The principled decision by VITA not to buy products from Israeli settlements in the West Bank is based on a position of not wanting to contribute to violations of international law.

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Cables released this week by Wikileaks show that the US government raised with the Government of Norway concern over a motion to boycott Israeli academic institutions at University of Science and Technology in Trondheim (NTNU) in Norway.

A 10 November 2009 cable with the subject “NORWEGIAN UNIVERSITY TO VOTE ON BOYCOTT OF ISRAELI ACADEMICS” designated “unclassified/for official use only” explains that a US diplomat called a Norwegian counterpart to seek the Norw

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The Norwegian EL & IT union, which represents over 30,000 energy and telecommunications workers, has adopted BDS and called for a boycott of the Histadrut.

In a statement published today, the union has announced it will take steps in support of a consumer boycott of Israeli produce, a two-way arms embargo on Israel and the imposition of sanctions on Israel by the UN.

March 14, 2011
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