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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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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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