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Silvan Shalom, LLB Biography

Title:
Israeli Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs
Position:
Pro to the question "Is a Two-State Solution (Israel and Palestine) an Acceptable Solution to the Israeli-Palestinian Conflict?"
Reasoning:

“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

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
Education:
  • LLB, Tel Aviv University, 1996
  • MA, Public Policy, Tel Aviv University, 1991
  • CPA, Accounting, Ben Gurion University, 1983
  • BA, Economics, Ben-Gurion University, 1983
Other:
  • Was born in Gabes, Tunisia, in 1958
  • Immigrated to Israel in 1959