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  • Shalom: Israel Will Never Cede the Golan

    05/15/2012 1:47:06 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 5 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 15/5/12 | Gabe Kahn
    Deputy Prime Minister Silvan Shalom today toured the Golan Heights and said Israel will never cede the Golan Heights. "We have been in the Golan Heights forever and shall remain eternally," Shalom, who is also Minister of Negev and Galilee Development, said during a wine opening at the Lane School. "There has been an almost continual Jewish presence in the Golan Heights for thousands of years and we will never leave," he added. Shalom told those present that the Golan needed investment to nurture and develop the excellent soil so Israel could build "a luxurious wine empire." The Lane School...
  • Shalom: The Current Palestinian Leadership Wants Peace

    09/05/2011 9:07:36 PM PDT · by Eleutheria5 · 13 replies
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 6/9/11 | Elad Benari & Yoni Kempinski
    Vice Prime Minister Silvan Shalom at Tel Aviv conference: Abbas and Fayyad are committed to peace. There's no alternative to negotiations. .....
  • Low turnout mars Sharon-less Likud committee event

    11/24/2005 12:17:29 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 357+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 24 November 2005 | Gil Hoffman
    Nov. 24, 2005 18:47 | Updated Nov. 24, 2005 21:25 Low turnout mars Sharon-less Likud committee event By GIL HOFFMAN The Likud central committee convenes Minister without portfolio Tzahi Hanegbi Photo: Ariel Jerozolimski The first Likud central committee meeting without Prime Minister Ariel Sharon was intended to be a showcase of party unity in the post-Sharon era, but instead it will be remembered for its low turnout. When the event was supposed to start at 5 p.m., the room was nearly empty. It started an hour late and finished shortly thereafter. Organizers said after the event that 911 central committee...
  • Likud To Choose New Leader. Committee approves December primaries

    11/24/2005 9:27:13 AM PST · by anotherview · 14 replies · 410+ views
    Yediot Ahranot ^ | 24 November 2005 | Attila Somfalvi
    Likud to Choose New Leader Likud Committee approves December primariesAmid growing tension among candidates for Likud leadership, ominous polls ahead of March general elections, Likud Central Committee convene in Tel Aviv Thursday to approve December 19 as date for leadership contest Attila Somfalvi Closing in. Mofaz Photo: Gil Yohanan A positive campaign. Netanyahu Photo: AFP Amid the growing tension among the candidates for Likud leadership and the ominous polls ahead of the March general elections, the Likud Central Committee is convening in Tel Aviv Thursday to approve the date for primary elections for party chairmanship and to determine the ordering...
  • Cypriot Foreign Minister Iacovou to visit Israel

    05/15/2005 1:35:24 PM PDT · by anotherview · 3 replies · 261+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 15 May 2005 | Foreign Ministry Spokesman
    Cypriot FM Iacovou to visit Israel 15 May 2005Talks will be held on the subject of the peace process and other regional and international topics. (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman) George Iacovou, Foreign Minister of Cyprus, will arrive in Israel tonight (Sunday, May 15) for an official visit (May 15-17) as the guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom. In addition to meeting with his Israeli counterpart, the visiting foreign minister will meet with President Moshe Katsav, Vice Premier Shimon Peres, Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Industry and Commerce Ehud Olmert, and opposition...
  • (Iran's Nuke Program:) 'Stick and carrot method not working'

    05/13/2005 2:56:09 PM PDT · by anotherview · 15 replies · 502+ views
    Yediot Ahronot ^ | 13 May 2005 | Doron Sheffer and Associated Press
    'Stick and carrot method not working' Shalom calls for international pressure to stop Iran reaching nuclear capabilities; more than 200 Iranian youngsters volunteer to carry out suicide bombs against Israel By Doron Sheffer and Associated Press Iranian youngsters prepared to die Photo: AP Iran's threat to the world is a nightmare, says Shalom A “nightmare” is how Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom defined Thursday the possibility that Iran may be able to achieve nuclear capabilities. “The possibility that Iran’s regime would be able to threaten the existence of the world with the press of a button is a nightmare,” Shalom told...
  • Netanyahu to Vote Against Pullout [making move against Sharon]

    02/16/2005 9:49:20 AM PST · by Messianic Jews Net · 5 replies · 421+ views
    Jerusalem Post via Worthy News ^ | 16 Feb 05 | Gil Hoffman
    Finance Minister Binyamin Netanyahu intends to vote against disengagement in Sunday's cabinet vote unless Prime Minister Ariel Sharon agrees to a national referendum, sources close to him said on Tuesday. The minister is to vote in favor of the disengagement implementation bill in the Knesset on Wednesday. Netanyahu does not plan to announce how he intends to vote in Sunday's cabinet vote on the withdrawal until the last minute, but a source close to him said he has made up his mind and something very dramatic would have to happen for him to vote in favor. The source said that...
  • Rice urges Israel to avoid unilateral steps on Jerusalem

    02/06/2005 12:53:43 PM PST · by anotherview · 547 replies · 5,024+ views
    Ha'aretz ^ | 6 February 2005 | Aluf Benn, Haaretz Staff, and Agencies
    Last Update: 06/02/2005 20:55 Rice urges Israel to avoid unilateral steps on J'lem By Aluf Benn, Haaretz Correspondent Haaretz Staff and AgenciesPrime Miniser Ariel Sharon and U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice ahead of their talks in Jerusalem on Sunday. (AP) Condoleezza Rice laying a wreath at the Yad Vashem Holocaust museum in Jerusalem on Sunday. (Reuters) U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice on Sunday met with Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom and President Moshe Katsav, and urged them to maintain the status quo over Jerusalem, and avoid taking any unilateral steps on the disputed capital which...
  • Swiss Foreign Minister to visit Israel

    02/06/2005 12:21:27 PM PST · by anotherview · 206+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 6 February 2005 | Foreign Ministry Spokesman
    Swiss Foreign Minister to visit Israel 6 Feb 2005The Foreign Minister of Switzerland, Micheline Calmy-Rey is interested in learning directly about developments in the peace process, and to meet with the Israeli public. This is Ms. Calmy-Rey’s first visit to Israel. (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman) The Foreign Minister of Switzerland, Micheline Calmy-Rey, will arrive in Israel for a visit on Sunday, February 6, as a guest of Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. During the course of the visit, Minister Calmy-Rey will meet with the President of Israel Moshe Katsav, Vice Premier Shimon Peres, Vice Prime...
  • Analysis / Israel braces for Rice's visit

    02/05/2005 8:25:34 PM PST · by M. Espinola · 8 replies · 453+ views
    Haaretz ^ | Sun., February 6th, 2005 Shvat 27th, 5765 | Aluf Benn
    There were many "signs" immediately following the announcement that U.S. Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice was planning a visit to Israel and the Palestinian Authority, during her inaugural trip abroad in her new role in the Bush administration. "It is not certain she will actually come," the reporters were told in a whisper by government officials. This is a blatant sign that Israel is not happy with the visit. The whole thing became more puzzling as these same officials spoke with excitement at the increased involvement of Egypt in the talks between Israel and the PA, and the invitation...
  • (Israel's Foreign Minister) Shalom welcomes Luxembourg FM Asselborn

    01/19/2005 11:42:55 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 413+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs | 19 January 2005
    FM Shalom welcomes Luxembourg FM Asselborn 19 Jan 2005 FM Shalom greets FM Asselborn at the Foreign Ministry in Jerusalem. (Flash 90) Deputy Prime Minister and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom welcomes Luxembourg Foreign Minister Jean Asselborn to Jerusalem It is my pleasure to welcome the foreign minister of Luxembourg and president of the European Union, my friend and colleague, Jean Asselborn, here to Jerusalem. Close relations between Israel and Europe are a strategic asset to both sides. The recent conclusion of the Joint EU-Israel Action Plan within the framework of the ENP has given practical expression to this truth. I...
  • (Israeli politics:) Former settler voice appointed Shalom's spokesman

    01/18/2005 2:30:04 PM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 189+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 16 January 2005 | HERB KEINON AND YAAKOV KATZ
    Jan. 16, 2005 20:42 | Updated Jan. 18, 2005 22:17 Former settler voice appointed Shalom's spokesman By HERB KEINON AND YAAKOV KATZ Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom, whose duties include selling the disengagement plan to the world, named as his spokesman Tuesday someone who up until last week was one of the plan's most recognized opponents: Yehoshua Mor-Yosef. Mor-Yosef, who left his position as spokesman for the Council of Jewish Communities in Judea, Samaria and Gaza earlier this week over disagreements regarding what he viewed was the radical turn the anti-disengagement movement was taking, will be replacing Moshe Debi, who has...
  • (Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan) Shalom: PA needs to back words with actions

    12/22/2004 9:10:19 AM PST · by anotherview · 1 replies · 225+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 22 December 2004 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Dec. 22, 2004 18:04 | Updated Dec. 22, 2004 18:38 FM Shalom: PA needs to back words with actions By JPOST.COM STAFF In an interview with Army Radio Wednesday evening, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said that despite positive rhetoric, the Palestinian Authority has as of yet done nothing to reduce terrorism. Although the late Yasser Arafat was replaced with an apparently more moderate leadership which has claimed willingness to return to the negotiating table, Shalom said that they are sending a positive message but will ultimately be tested by their actions, not by their words. "The attempts to harm us...
  • Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Hatima Tov ( -- Palestinian Terrorism on Yom Kippur)

    09/24/2004 11:58:36 AM PDT · by anotherview · 24 replies · 713+ views
    Israel, Zionism, Politics, and Aliya (blog) ^ | 24 September 2004 | Caitlyn M. Martin
    Friday, September 24, 2004 Shabbat Shalom and Gmar Hatima Tov by Caitlyn M. Martin Yom Kippur, the holiest day in the Jewish calendar and the most solemn day in the Jewish year, starts at sundown this evening. (As of this writing it has already started in Israel.) For Jews around the world it is a time of fasting, prayer, and repentance. In Israel everything shuts down for Yom Kippur, from television and radio stations, to public transportation, to all non-emergency government services. Most Israeli Jews, even those who normally consider themselves secular, will be in a synagogue for Kol Nidre...
  • EU says it would reconsider position on PA if (Palestinian Prime Minister) Abu Ala resigns

    07/22/2004 8:46:30 AM PDT · by anotherview · 6 replies · 349+ views
    Ma'ariv ^ | 22 July 2004 | Gil Horev
    EU says it would reconsider position on PA if Abu Ala resigns After meeting FM Shalom in Jerusalem, EU foreign affairs chief Solana says if Abu Ala ends up just as Abu Mazen, conclusions could be drawn. Gil Horev Solana (right) and Shalom today in Jerusalem (Foreign Ministry photo). If Palestinian Prime Minister Ahmed Qorei (Abu Ala) resigns we would have to reconsider our position regarding the Palestinian Authority, European Union foreign affairs chief Javier Solana has stated. During a press conference he held with Foreign Minister Sylvan Shalom after a joint meeting this (Thursday) afternoon in Jerusalem, Solana said,...
  • Israeli adviser: Egypt proposing Mideast peace conference

    07/22/2004 8:00:59 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 243+ views
    CNN ^ | 22 July 2004
    Israeli adviser: Egypt proposing Mideast peace conference Thursday, July 22, 2004 Posted: 5:42 AM EDT (0942 GMT) JERUSALEM (CNN) -- Egypt is proposing a Mideast peace conference in October, according to Moshe Debi, an adviser to Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom. The October talks would include Israeli and Palestinian foreign ministers, as well as foreign ministers from the "Mideast Quartet" -- the United Nations, the United States, the European Union and Russia, Debi said.
  • A fence built for peace

    02/03/2004 9:35:06 AM PST · by knighthawk · 3 replies · 120+ views
    The Guardian ^ | Februari 03 2004 | Silvan Shalom
    Later this month, the International Court of Justice (ICJ) in The Hague will offer an advisory opinion on Israel's security fence, following a request from the UN general assembly. That request puts under threat the fundamental values and founding principles of the UN itself, and puts at risk the independent non-political nature of the ICJ, as well as jeopardising the promotion of peace and security in the Middle East. The court must reject this attempt to exploit its mandate for political objectives and instead protect the legitimacy and propriety of the institution and the goals of the Palestinian-Israeli peace process....
  • (Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan) Shalom meets Pope

    12/11/2003 10:45:49 AM PST · by anotherview · 144+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 December 2003 | HERB KEINON
    Dec. 11, 2003 Shalom meets Pope By HERB KEINON Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom met Pope John Paul II in the Vatican Thursday and praised senior representatives of the Church for speaking out against anti-Semitism in general and anti-Semitism in the Arab world in particular. Shalom said there is a need for Israel and the Vatican to work together to fight the rise of anti-Semitism in Europe and around the world. "We should not leave anti-Semitic statements without a response," Shalom said. "Verbal terror leads to violence and to the types of terror attacks we are seeing in Israel and around...
  • Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom extends condolences to Turkey and the United Kingdom

    11/20/2003 2:28:14 PM PST · by anotherview · 3 replies · 195+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 20 November 2003 | Foreign Minister's Bureau
    Jerusalem, November 20, 2003 FM Shalom extends condolences to Turkey and the United Kingdom (Communicated by the Foreign Minister's Bureau) Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom expressed his deep shock over the attacks in Istanbul today (November 20, 2003). He extended condolences on behalf of Israel to the government and peoples of both Turkey and the United Kingdom. Foreign Minister Shalom stated, "Democtratic countries will not surrender to terrorism. They will fight againt it wherever it strikes. Terror is a global phenomenon and the community of nations must unite against it while ensuring the values of...
  • Terror Massacre in Turkey: MK Calls on Jews to Come Home (Aliyah to Israel)

    11/16/2003 1:08:57 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 219+ views
    Arutz Sheva ^ | 16 November 2003
    Terror Massacre in Turkey: MK Calls on Jews to Come Home 08:42 Nov 16, '03 / 21 Cheshvan 5764 Foreign Minister Shalom is in Turkey today, following a day of terror in Istanbul. MK Gila Finkelstein (NRP) said that the attacks "are just another reminder that there is only one place for Jews under the sun, and that is in the State of Israel." Terror Massacre in Turkey: MK Calls on Jews to Come HomeForeign Minister Silvan Shalom is in Turkey today to meet with Jewish community leaders and his counterpart Abdullah Gul, following a day of terror in Istanbul....
  • Cabinet Communique (Todays's Israeli cabinet meeting in the wake of the Istanbul bombings)

    11/16/2003 11:35:45 AM PST · by anotherview · 157+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 16 November 2003 | (Israeli) Cabinet Secretariat
    Jerusalem, November 16, 2003 Cabinet Communique (Communicated by the Cabinet Secretariat)At the weekly Cabinet meeting today (Sunday), November 16, 2003: 1. Prime Minister Ariel Sharon sent condolences in the name of the Government and people of Israel to the families of those who were murdered in the double terrorist attack yesterday (Saturday), November 15, 2003, in Istanbul, and also sent his best wishes for a speedy and complete recovery to those who were wounded. The Prime Minister said that we have seen yet again that terror knows no boundaries, does not differentiate between religion or blood and that its purpose...
  • Israeli FM Silvan Shalom arrives in Istanbul - lays a wreath in memory of the victims

    11/16/2003 11:31:44 AM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 196+ views
    Diplomatic Contacts ©GPO/Moshe Milner FM Silvan Shalom lays a wreath in memory of the victims at the Neve Shalom Synagogue in Instanbul (Nov 16, 2003) Nov 16: FM Silvan Shalom arrived in Istanbul on Sunday morning to visit the scenes of Saturday's bomb attacks on two synagogues and to meet with his Turkish counterpart, Abdullah Gul and leaders of the Istanbul Jewish community. He will continue to Brussels and Vienna to meet with foreign ministers of the EU-member states to discuss anti-Semitism and recent events in Europe. The site then links to this Ha'aretz article:Last Update: 16/11/2003 16:24 Shalom says...
  • Israel's foreign minister to visit Turkish counterpart, Jewish community

    11/16/2003 8:05:39 AM PST · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 125+ views
    BBC News Online ^ | November 15 2003 | Voice of Israel
    Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom will leave for Istanbul tomorrow. He will meet with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul and with the Jewish community. He will also visit the bombed synagogues.
  • (Israeli FM) Shalom: France, Belgium giving $7 million to 'Geneva' group (AXIS OF WEASELS ALERT)

    10/26/2003 10:35:16 AM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 152+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 October 2003 | HERB KEINON
    Oct. 26, 2003 Shalom: France, Belgium giving $7 million to 'Geneva' group By HERB KEINON France and Belgium have pledged $7 million to the developers of the "Geneva Initiative" freelance peace plan drawn up by Israeli and Palestinian former government officials and politicians, Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said Sunday. Shalom told the weekly Cabinet meeting that the government has registered protests with the two countries for their support of this unofficial, non-government venture. He did not elaborate at the meeting on the nature of the protest. The initiative's developers, led by Yossi Beilin, were in Europe last week seeking support....
  • Statement by Silvan Shalom following meeting with German Foreign Minister

    10/23/2003 6:24:55 PM PDT · by anotherview · 153+ views
    Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs ^ | 22 October 2003 | Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom
    Statement by Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom following meeting with German Foreign Minister Joschka Fischer Berlin, October 22, 2003 (Communicated by the Foreign Minister's Media Adviser) Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom with German FM Joschka Fischer in Berlin (Oct 22, 2003) I have just concluded a very constructive and important meeting with my good friend, Foreign Minister Fischer. Our discussions covered the full range of issues, including bilateral relations between Israel and Germany, the Middle East peace process and other regional issues of mutual concern. The Foreign Minister updated me on his visit to Tehran this week. I reiterated the cardinal importance...
  • Israel: Palestinian terrorists out to harm peacemakers

    10/15/2003 10:12:08 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 172+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 15 October 2003 | JPOST.COM STAFF
    Oct. 15, 2003 Israel: Palestinian terrorists out to harm peacemakers By JPOST.COM STAFF The deadly road bomb attack on US convoy in Gaza Strip, in which three Americans were killed (see story), has drawn a multitude of Israeli, Palestinian and American reactions: Israel: No one is immune to Palestinian terrorism Israeli officials said the attack underscored the need to dismantle Palestinian terror groups — a requirement of the stalled, US-backed "road map" peace plan that Palestinian leaders have refused to carry out. Officials said Palestinian terrorists are trying to harm even those out to help the Palestinian cause, and that...
  • Our ( Israel ) Newspapers Fail Us

    09/12/2003 9:26:51 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 2 replies · 467+ views
    Israel News Agency ^ | September 13, 2003 | Publisher
    Our Newspapers Fail Us Editorial - Israel News Agency There is no public relations or public affairs without a carrier. The most established carrier is called a newspaper. And in Israel the only newspapers which enjoy abundant readership and wealth are the Hebrew dailies – Yediot, Maariv and Haaertz. As for the English newspapers here in Israel – one is a mere translation of the Hebrew edition and the other is fifty percent wire service copy. Yes – there are some brilliant writers on these papers but their voices become deluded when you have a lack of proper leadership integrated...
  • (Israel's) Cabinet debates Arafat expulsion

    09/11/2003 8:10:32 AM PDT · by anotherview · 8 replies · 248+ views
    AP/The Jerusalem Post ^ | 11 September 2003 | THE ASSOCIATED PRESS
    Sep. 11, 2003 Cabinet debates Arafat expulsion By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS The security Cabinet debated Thursday whether to expel Yasser Arafat, and Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said a majority of his colleagues support the initiative. However, Shalom noted that Sharon might not put the issue to a vote because the United States is not expected to approve such a far-reaching decision. Sharon has vetoed the idea in the past because of Washington's disapproval. "We are in a situation in which [US] approval for this, in case we asked for it, would be almost impossible to obtain," Shalom told Israel Army...
  • (Israel's Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom) Expresses Condolences to Swedish Government and People

    09/11/2003 7:43:33 AM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 183+ views
    Jerusalem, September 11, 2003 FM Expresses Condolences to Swedish Government and People (Communicated by the Foreign Ministry Spokesman) Minister of Foreign Affairs Silvan Shalom expressed today (September 11, 2003) the condolences of the government and people of Israel to the Swedish government and nation over the murder of Foreign Minister Anna Lindh. Foreign Minister Shalom asked that his personal sympathy also be expressed to the Lindh family for their loss. The Minister expressed outright condemnation of the criminal murder that took the life of a leader who guided Sweden’s foreign policy over the past five years. Any resort to such...
  • Israel Wants International Games Back

    07/14/2003 6:28:39 PM PDT · by anotherview · 1 replies · 181+ views
    Netscape News / AP ^ | 14 July 2003
    Soccer Monday, July 14, 2003Israel Wants International Games Back NYON, Switzerland (AP) - Israel's foreign minister urged European soccer officials Monday to allow his country to hold international games after a gap of almost two years. ``I think it would be a very good signal to the people of the state of Israel,'' Silvan Shalom said. International soccer games are banned in Israel because of security concerns. Shalom said he told Gerhard Aigner, the chief executive for European soccer, and other officials that a cease fire and the Middle East peace process have restored stability to the country. Shalom said...
  • Iran will have WMDs by 2006: Israeli FM

    06/06/2003 9:31:01 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 6 replies · 237+ views
    Iranmania ^ | June 06 2003 | AFP
    MOSCOW, June 5 (AFP) - Iran will acquire weapons of mass destruction by 2006, Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said in an interview with Russian daily Izvestia published on Thursday. "Iran will possess weapons of mass destruction at the end of 2005 or early in 2006. This greatly concerns Israel and I think, should concern Russia," Shalom said, without giving any further details. The Israeli foreign minister is to start a three-day visit to Russia on Monday. Russia has contested US accusations that oil-rich Iran is using its nuclear sites to develop nuclear weapons. And despite US pressure, Russia is...
  • US supports Palestinian premier despite terror wave

    05/20/2003 9:14:21 AM PDT · by anotherview · 11 replies · 222+ views
    AP / The Jerusalem Post ^ | 20 May 2003 | The Associated Press
    May. 20, 2003 US supports Palestinian premier despite terror wave By THE ASSOCIATED PRESS Washington A rash of deadly terror attacks on Israel has not shaken the Bush administration's confidence in Palestinian Prime Minister Mahmoud Abbas as a leader who will strive to get the violence under control. State Department spokesman Richard Boucher said Monday that he had "seen nothing to put in doubt his commitment," although he urged Abbas to take immediate and decisive action to eradicate the terrorism infrastructure. "We recognize that this is a very difficult task," Boucher said. And yet, he said, "it's imperative that the...
  • Israel, Britain tone down strains in relations

    05/16/2003 11:11:04 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 1 replies · 4,335+ views
    The Times of India ^ | May 16 2003 | AP
    LONDON: Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom called Britain a close friend on Thursday, but said it must do more to combat rising anti-Semitism here. Shalom spoke after meeting with Prime Minister Tony Blair and Foreign Secretary Jack Straw in talks aimed at reducing recent strains between the two countries. "I think the meetings that I had with the prime minister and foreign secretary were very fruitful meetings and will show the Israeli people that Britain is still a close friend of Israel. I think it is very important that we will have now warm relations like we had in the...
  • Israeli FM on first visit to Turkey's new government

    04/13/2003 9:58:37 AM PDT · by a_Turk · 13 replies · 228+ views
    AFP ^ | 4/13/2003 | n/a
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Israeli Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom was to head to Turkey for his first official visit since the moderate Islamic Justice and Development Party was elected last November, where he was to discuss the regional situation after the Iraq (news - web sites) war, an official said. He is to meet with his Turkish counterpart Abdullah Gul, Prime Minister Recep Tayyip Erdogan and President Ahmet Necdet Sezer. "Mr Shalom will discuss the consequences of the war in Iraq and will reaffirm Israel's traditional position favouring maintaining Iraq's territorial integrity," said the foreign ministry official. Israel backs its regional...
  • Israeli foreign minister off on first visit to Turkey's new government

    04/13/2003 7:53:03 AM PDT · by knighthawk · 4 replies · 178+ views
    BBC Monitoring ^ | April 13 2003 | The Jerusalem Post
    Text of report by Herb Keinon, entitled "Shalom flies to Turkey", published in English by Israeli newspaper The Jerusalem Post web site on 13 April Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom is to visit Turkey for a one-day meeting on Sunday [13 April] likely to deal with ways to mend the strained US-Turkish relationship. This will be the first visit of an Israeli minister to Turkey since the Islamic-based Justice and Development Party (AKP) was elected last November. The meeting, initiated by the Turks, was characterized by one ministry official as "very important". It is Shalom's second visit abroad as minister, after...
  • Silvan Shalom: Entire region will benefit when Saddam is disarmed

    03/24/2003 11:30:13 AM PST · by yonif · 185+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Mar. 24, 2003 | NINA GILBERT
    Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom said the entire region, and not just Israel, would benefit from Saddam Hussein's regime being disarmed. Shalom said there is "no need to prove" Hussein's capabilities, since he has already used chemical weapons in the past against Iran and the Kurds. He said Hussein has already shown he is capable of conquering other countries, as he did in Kuwait, and therefore Iraq's Arab neighbors would gain stability from Hussein being disarmed. Shalom was responding in the Knesset to a motion of no-confidence in the government submitted by Balad. The Labor Party and Shas withdrew their motions...
  • Abu Mazen: Unsure of Status In P.A. and With Israel

    03/13/2003 1:37:37 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 208+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 13 March 2003
    Abu Mazen: Unsure of Status In P.A. and With Israel Foreign Minister Silvan Shalom says he will not meet with Abu Mazen, the man who has not yet agreed to serve as the PA's Prime Minister. Shalom said that Abu Mazen's appointment to the post will not help stop terrorism, nor will it lead to any progress on the diplomatic front, because "the way it looks now, Yasser Arafat is retaining for himself the foreign and defense authorities" and refusing to pass them on to his fellow Fatah-founder. Middle East Newsline (MENL) reports that the members of a "reform camp"...
  • (Former Israeli Prime Minister Binyamin) Netanyahu Considering Taking Ministry Of Finance

    02/26/2003 10:23:56 AM PST · by anotherview · 293+ views
    Arutz 7 ^ | 26 February 2003
    Netanyahu Considering Taking Ministry Of Finance "If Sharon tries to depose Netanyahu, it will lead to World War III in the party." So said Uzi Cohen, a leading member of the Likud Central Committee, to Arutz-7 today. A few minutes later, it was reported that Ariel Sharon had in fact decided to replace Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu with Silvan Shalom. Netanyahu, after rejecting Sharon's offer to name him Finance Minister in place of Shalom, apparently changed his mind a few hours later and was considering accepting the post. But let's start at the beginning: Once the Likud completed its negotiations...
  • Last-minute maneuvers delay new cabinet (Netanyahu back in?)

    02/26/2003 8:37:21 AM PST · by anotherview · 229+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 26 February 2003 | GIL HOFFMAN
    Feb. 26, 2003 Last-minute maneuvers delay new cabinet By GIL HOFFMAN Likud Party sources said Wednesday afternoon that Prime Minister Ariel Sharon has not yet formerly offered the Finance Ministry to former Jerusalem mayor Ehud Olmert, which means it is still open for Binyamin Netanyahu Netanyahu turned down the portfolio earlier in the day, but is said to be reconsidering. A meeting of the Likud faction scheduled for this afternoon was delayed until evening to give Netanyahu a chance to reconsider. Sharon, meeting face-to face with senior Likud officials to announce which portfolios they will receive, offered the Foreign Affairs...
  • (Israeli Finance Minister) Shalom to present Sharon with NIS 7-10b 2003 budget cut

    02/12/2003 2:17:29 PM PST · by anotherview · 192+ views
    Globes ^ | 12 February 2003 | Zeev Klein
    Shalom to present Sharon with NIS 7-10b 2003 budget cut Minister of Finance Silvan Shalom’s budget framework involves cutting the ratio of government spending to GDP, and a civil service wage freeze. Zeev Klein 12 Feb 03 19:18Minister of Finance Silvan Shalom and senior Ministry of Finance officials will present Prime Minister Ariel Sharon with a framework for the new cuts in the 2003 budget. The decision to expedite discussion of the new economic plan was settled a few minutes ago between Sharon and Shalom. The framework includes a NIS 7-10 billion budget cut, reducing the ratio of government spending...
  • Sharon working with Shalom on new economic plan (for Israel)

    02/06/2003 2:24:20 PM PST · by anotherview · 2 replies · 189+ views
    Globes ^ | 6 February 2003 | Zeev Klein
    Sharon working with Shalom on new economic plan If the negotiations on establishing a new government take too long, they may decide to implement the plan within two weeks. Zeev Klein 6 Feb 03 16:52Prime Minister Ariel Sharon and Minister of Finance Silvan Shalom are jointly involved in formulating the economic emergency plan proposed by senior Ministry of Finance officials.Sharon and Shalom will soon decide if the NIS 7-9 billion budget cut and other measures will be implemented by the outgoing government, or be postponed until the new government takes office. Sources in Jerusalem believe that if the negotiations on...
  • (Israel's) Finance Minister Shalom asks Bush to send another Israeli Astronaut to space

    02/04/2003 1:56:06 PM PST · by anotherview · 282+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 4 February 2003 | THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF
    Feb. 4, 2003 Finance Minister Shalom asks Bush to send another Israeli Astronaut to space By THE JERUSALEM POST INTERNET STAFF Finance Minister Silvan Shalom has asked US President Bush to consider sending another Israeli Astronaut into space as part of a NASA mission. Israel Radio reports that Bush reacted favorably to the request. Finance Minister Silvan Shalom was attending the memorial ceremony for the Columbia Astronauts in Houston as Prime Minister Ariel Sharon's representative. Shalom asked President Bush to continue the cooperation between Israel and the US in the exploration of space. During the ceremony, US President Bush eulogized...