Israel, Jordan, Palestinians agree on 'historic' pipeline

WASHINGTON, Dec. 9 (UPI) -- Israel, Jordan and the Palestinian Authority have agreed to construct a "historic" Red Sea-Dead Sea pipeline, Israeli official Silvan Shalom said.

Israeli officials call NSA eavesdropping business as usual

WASHINGTON, Nov. 3 (UPI) -- Israeli officials said eavesdropping by the National Security Agency was business as usual, projecting a calm reaction to spying that has alarmed others.

Canada, Israel discuss energy ties

JERUSALEM, May 2 (UPI) -- Israeli oil shale deposits are similar to those in Canada, presenting a unique opportunity for bilateral work, the Canadian oil minister said.

Israel OKs entry of 3 Iraqi children for treatment in heart program

TEL AVIV, Israel, April 29 (UPI) -- Three Iraqi children, ages 1, 4 and 5, will receive treatment in Israel in the Save a Child's Heart program, officials said.

New Israeli government sworn in

JERUSALEM, March 18 (UPI) -- Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu's new ministers were approved by the Knesset and sworn in Monday.

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Israeli jets strike Syria border convoy

BEIRUT, Lebanon, Jan. 30 (UPI) -- Israeli warplanes were widely reported to have carried out a night-time attack on a convoy of vehicles on the border between Syria and Lebanon early Wednesday.
Israeli official: Talks a 'dead end'

Israeli official: Talks a 'dead end'

JERUSALEM, May 7 (UPI) -- A top Israeli official says peace negotiations with the Palestinian Authority are at a "dead end."

3 arrested in Aussie Palestinian protest

MELBOURNE, Dec. 6 (UPI) -- Three people were arrested Sunday when dozens of pro-Palestinian demonstrators stormed a Melbourne hotel, officials said.

Calls in Israel to outlaw Islamic group

JERUSALEM, Oct. 6 (UPI) -- Israeli Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said Tuesday the Islamic Movement should be outlawed for inciting the recent wave of violence at Temple Mount.

Israeli official calls to save Dead Sea

JERUSALEM, July 27 (UPI) -- Work on the Dead Sea Canal canal project must start immediately to stop water levels from receding further, Israeli Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom said.
Blair praises Israeli gestures to PA

Blair praises Israeli gestures to PA

JERUSALEM, July 14 (UPI) -- Recent steps taken by Israel to improve the quality of life for Palestinians are not getting enough credit, Mideast envoy Tony Blair said.

Israel hits new PA attempt to halt barrier

JERUSALEM, July 10 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom Sunday slammed Palestinian attempts to resume international pressure on Israel to stop building its security barrier.

Israeli withdrawal decision final

DEAD SEA SHORES, Jordan, May 22 (UPI) -- Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday the government's decision to withdraw from the Gaza Strip on time is final.

Israel ambassador may lose position

JERUSALEM, May 15 (UPI) -- Israel's ambassador to Washington could lose his job after a disagreement with the foreign minister over the firing of the diplomat's assistant.
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Silvan Shalom
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)

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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