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Israel: We're not harming U.S. security

JERUSALEM, May 4 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Wednesday denied his nation has harmed U.S. security.

Israel: Truce an optical illusion

WASHINGTON, March 8 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday the current truce with the Palestinians is an "optical illusion" that can blow up at any time.

Sharon invited to Tunisia

JERUSALEM, Feb. 25 (UPI) -- Tunisia's President Zine El Abidine Ben Ali has invited Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon to an international conference in Tunis in November.

Shalom confirms request to block arms sale

TEL AVIV, Israel, Jan. 13 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Thursday confirmed having asked Russia not to sell Syria new missiles.

Abbas: Israel is a 'Zionist enemy'

GAZA, Gaza, Jan. 4 (UPI) -- Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas described the State of Israel Tuesday as "the Zionist enemy" in a rally held in Khan Yunis in the southern Gaza Strip.

Israeli foreign minister criticizes Abbas

TEL AVIV, Israel, Dec. 27 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Monday criticized Palestinian leader Mahmoud Abbas' tough election talk. Israel could not ignore "harsh statements" Abbas made to kick off his campaign for the Palestinian presidency, Shalom said.

Israeli minister says Gaza plan to go ahead

WARSAW, Poland, Oct. 13 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Wednesday Prime Minister Ariel Sharon is determined to pull out of Gaza.

Israel: Iran targeting more then Israel

UNITED NATIONS, Sept. 22 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom in New York Wednesday warned Iran possessed missiles that could blanket Europe. "For many years the world believed that this threat from Iran could be launched only toward Israel," Shalom told reporters after meeting

Israeli, Tunisian ministers meet

TEL AVIV, Israel, Sept. 21 (UPI) -- The Israeli and Tunisian foreign ministers met for the third time this year and discussed improving relations severed when the intifada erupted.

Israel: We didn't spy on U.S.

TEL AVIV, Israel, Aug. 30 (UPI) -- Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom reportedly told the cabinet there was no truth to claims Israel spied on the United States.

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.
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Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom campaigns outside a polling station in Jerusalem, December 19, 2005 as voters cast their ballots to choose a successor to Prime Minister Ariel Sharon who left the Likud to start his own Kadima party. Polls show a close race for the party's candidate for prime ministership between former Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. (UPI Photo/Debbie Hill)
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Silvan Shalom (help·info) (Hebrew: ציון סילבן משה שלום‎ (officially Tzion Silvan Moshe Shalom), born 4 October 1958) is an Israeli politician, member of the Knesset for Likud and the country's Vice Prime Minister and Minister for Regional Development. He previously served as the country's Foreign Minister and Finance Minister.

Born in Gabès, Tunisia to the Sephardi Spanish Jewish Beit Shalom dynasty, Shalom made aliyah to Israel in 1959. Like most Israelis, he inducted into the Israel Defense Forces at the age of 18 and achieved the rank of Sergeant.

Shalom attended Ben-Gurion University of the Negev in Beersheba, from which he received a BA in Economics as well as CPA. certification. He later attended Tel Aviv University, from which he received an LLB law degree as well as an MA in Public Policy.

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