Kåre Kristiansen (1920-2005) was a Norwegian politician from the Christian Democratic Party (KrF). He was politically active for more than 40 years, and gained a reputation at home and abroad as a courageous, principled and able politician.

His long standing friendship with Israel and the Jewish people, became his trademark. In 1994, he withdrew from the Nobel Comittee, in a protest against the decision to award the Nobel Peace Prize to Yasir Arafat. He was presented with the Golden Menorah, by the Jewish organization B’nai Brith in 2005.

He took part in public debate until is death, and is an icon for the conservative movement.

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