U.S., Israel blast Iran on nukes

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- U.S. Secretary of State Colin Powell said Tuesday the international community would ensure Iran does not develop nuclear weapons.

U.S. disappointed over Israel outposts

WASHINGTON, July 6 (UPI) -- The United States has expressed "disappointment" at the rate Israel has removed illegal outposts in the West Bank, Secretary of State Colin Powell said.

Israeli foreign minister to U.S.

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 1 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom is going to America for meetings with U.S. and U.N. officials on Israel's withdrawal plan and security barrier.

Shalom surveys diplomatic situation

JERUSALEM, June 27 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom says Israel wants to increase coordination with Egypt and Jordan as it prepares to withdraw from occupied territories.

Eritrea to open an embassy in Israel

JERUSALEM, June 21 (UPI) -- Eritrea intends to open an embassy in Israel, the Israeli foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, said Monday.

Foreign Minister Shalom supports pullback

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 19 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Monday backed Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's Gaza withdrawal plan, giving Sharon a majority among Likud ministers.

Israeli minister seeks agreed pullback

TEL AVIV, Israel, March 28 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and Minister on the Treasury Meir Sheetrit Sunday opposed a unilateral pullback from occupied territories.

Israel gets EU's opinion on peace

DUBLIN, Ireland, Feb. 27 (UPI) -- Israel's foreign minister was given the European Union's suggestions for peace in the Middle East Friday by his Irish counterpart in Dublin, Ha'aretz reported.

Israel wants Syria out of Lebanon

JERUSALEM, Feb. 1 (UPI) -- Israel's foreign minister announced Sunday he has started a campaign to oust Syria from Lebanon.

Israel hopes Egypt will help set dialogue

GENEVA, Switzerland, Dec. 21 (UPI) -- To jumpstart the stalled Middle East peace process, Egyptian President Hosni Mubarak met Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, in Geneva, Switzerland.

Israel proposes talks with Palestinians

WASHINGTON, Dec. 12 (UPI) -- Israel's foreign minister says Prime Minister Ariel Sharon will propose new peace talks with Palestinians next week, the BBC reported Friday.

Israel to consider Arafat expulsion

JERUSALEM, Sept. 7 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon plans to hold a cabinet meeting soon to discuss expelling Yasser Arafat, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday.

Moroccan king to recognize Israel

RABAT, Morocco, Sept. 2 (UPI) -- Israel's foreign minister said Tuesday Morocco's King Mohammed VI would "seriously consider" diplomatic relations with Israel.

Israel calls for better terror measures

TEL AVIV, Israel, July 15 (UPI) -- The Palestinian Authority is not doing enough to fight terror, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday following a Tel Aviv beachfront attack.

Israel: Cease-fire not enough

TEL AVIV, Israel, May 30 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom made it clear Friday that he wanted a permanent end to Palestinian attacks on Israeli targets, not just a cease-fire. He

Israel cautiously open to peace roadmap

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 1 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom predicted Israel would react favorably to a roadmap for peace, "if it will be similar, identical, to the vision of President Bush." Shalom was interviewed on Israel Radio the morning after he met Bush in Washington.

Israel: No talks yet with Palestinians

WASHINGTON, March 31 (UPI) -- Israel's new foreign minister, Silvan Shalom, said on Monday that his government wouldn't move yet to hold negotiations with the Palestinian Authority. He said that condition would apply unless attacks against his country's civilians end.

Israeli shekel drops 6 percent

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 3 (UPI) -- The value of the Israeli shekel dropped Thursday, to a record NIS 4.473 to the U.S. dollar. That marks a 6.2 percent drop within two weeks. Finance Minister Sil
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