It is interesting that the leftist social democratic tradition was what led norway in the early years to support the leftist social democratic founders of Israel... The first boats of the Israeli navy was smuggled in by Norway (to avoid US and other countries protest). Also, norway provided the first critical components to Israels neuclear energy/weapon development (not something norwegian politicians like to be reminded of today...) If a friend does not tell you when you screw-up s/he is not a friend at all.
Iran ready to work together with Saudi Arabia for Mideast stability, says FM (Reuters)
from the article: Lieberman: Norway too 'hostile' to have monitors in Hebron