Norwegian Christians Ask Forgiveness from Israel

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JERUSALEM, Israel -- More than 20 Christian leaders from Norway presented a statement to the Israeli Knesset this week asking the Jewish state to forgive them.

The declaration asks Israel to forgive Norway as a nation for the Oslo Accords and dividing the Land of Israel.

The Oslo Accords were discussed in the Norwegian capital and signed 20 years ago on the White House lawn between former Israeli Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and PLO Chairman Yasser Arafat in the presence of then President Bill Clinton.

It essentially created the Palestinian Authority to rule in biblical Judea and Samaria. It was intended to be a framework for a five-year plan to establish a Palestinian state in Israel's biblical heartland.

The declaration from the Christians also asked for forgiveness for Norwegian money that ended up supporting terrorist organizations; not moving its embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem; for not standing up to defend Israel; and for the anti-Semitic and anti-Zionist attitude from politicians and media in Norway.

The declaration also asks for forgiveness as a Church for "not standing up more clearly to stop the Norwegian anti-Israel political attitude," for those who reject Israel's role in God's plan, and for "lukewarmness" regarding persecution.

It also re-affirmed Israel as the "spiritual mother of the Church" that had given the scriptures, prophets, apostles, and the Messiah himself.

The document was presented to Deputy Knesset speaker Gila Gamiel with copies to each of the 120 Knesset (parliament) members.

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Julie Stahl

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