Silvan Shalom

Silvan Shalom is a Deputy Prime Minister in Israel. From 1997-1998 Shalom served as Deputy Minister of Defense and as Minister of Science from 1998 until July 1999. From 2001-2003 he served as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Finance, and from February 2003 until January 2006 as Deputy Prime Minister and Minister of Foreign Affairs. He has also served as Minister for Regional Development and the Development of the Negev and the Galilee.

Publications by Silvan Shalom

Prospects for Arab-Israeli Regional Cooperation

Regional cooperation begins with resuming negotiations with the Palestinians. In the interests of achieving a just, lasting, and comprehensive peace, Israel sees the economic domain as one of the cornerstones of good relations. Read More »

Democracy as a Component of Security

Despite the popular assumption that simply holding elections is a guarantee of moderation and responsible government, history is full of examples where democratic processes have been exploited by despots for very non-democratic purposes. We must all reject the inclusion of Hamas in the Palestinian political system. Read More »