Norway, like most of its like-minded countries, was not represented at the Israeli ceremony to mark the US Embassy move. Nor was Norway represented at the opening of the Embassy yesterday.
Jerusalem is home to holy sites for Christians, Jews and Muslims. The city has great symbolic importance, and Israelis and Palestinians both claim it as their capital.
'The status of Jerusalem and other important outstanding issues must be resolved through negotiations between the Israelis and the Palestinians. Moving the Norwegian Embassy is not in line with Norway's policy. The US and Israel are well aware of Norway's position on this matter,' said Ms Eriksen Søreide.