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Dangerous Liaisons II: Norwegian ties to the Israeli Occupation

Report on Norwegian ties to the Israeli occupation now available in English.

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The Norwegian Union of Municipal and General Employees and Norwegian People's Aid have, through the report series "Dangerous Liaisons", shown that the Norwegian government and private Norwegian parties have ties to activities that contribute to the violations of international law and human rights under the Israeli occupation. The aim of this report series is to contribute to reduced Norwegian support to the occupation.

The first report was published in May 2012. The report “Dangerous Liaisons II: Norwegian ties to the Israeli Occupation”, first published in Norwegian in September 2016, is now available in English. The English translation includes some necessary updates.

Some of the main findings in the report are:

  • From 2011 to 2014, Norwegian government investments in Israeli government bonds have become 40 times larger – from NOK 199 million to NOK 8 billion.
  • The Norwegian Government Pension Fund Global (SPU) has invested around NOK 64.1 billion in 41 companies that contribute to the violations of international law and human rights in Palestine.
  • 21 European countries discourage businesses from financial collaboration with the settlements. The Norwegian government has yet to make such recommendations.
  • The four largest municipalities in Norway have all invested in companies that contribute to the occupation of Palestine.
  • Norwegian fruit and vegetable importers trade with companies that undertake production in illegal Israeli settlements in the West Bank
15.06.2016 | Torunn Aaslund