Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
"Regarding the situation in the Middle East, I reiterated to the Foreign Minister Israel's firm commitment to ending the conflict with our Palestinian neighbors through negotiations based on the Roadmap. The only way we can make progress in this direction is for the Palestinian Authority to finally take the strategic and moral decision to dismantle the terrorist infrastructure."
Statement by Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom following meeting with Georgian Foreign Minister Irakli Menagarishvili, Jerusalem, Oct. 27, 2003
Experts Members of Congress, Ambassadors, Consul Generals, heads of government, heads of major government organizations, members of legislative bodies, and PhD's with significant involvement in, or related to, the Palestinian - Israeli conflict. [Note: Experts definition varies by site.]
Involvement and Affiliations:
Israeli Minister of Foreign Affairs, 2003-present
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister, 2001-present
Israeli Minister of Finance, 2001-2003
Foreign Affairs & Defense Committee, 1999-2001
Deputy Minister of Defense, 1997-1998
Elected to the Knesset as a member of the Likud party, 1992