#59 Ron they are preconditions - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Chris Linthwaite
    • 12.11.09 | 22:40 (IST)

    Netanyahu has already stated he is prepared to enter negotiations without preconditions. An alternative view is that with a comprehensive agreement with the Syrians vis a vis water rights and say The Golan being under Syrian control but demilitarised for example. Syria will no longer feel the need to be aligned with Iran and helping to arm Hezbollah and HAMAS particularly as part of the carrot could be the normalisation of ties between Syria and the West, and even a pipeline through Syria from Iraq bypassing Russia and allowing for energy independence from Russia for Europe. The scenarios are endless if we apply what ifs, but the real question is will Netanyahu withdraw from the Golan? And if Netanyahu does agree to withdraw from the Golan will his coalition government survive long enough to put in place any agreements made?

    from the article: Report: Netanyahu ready to discuss Golan pullout
    First published 09:40 12.11.09 | Last updated 11:41 25.11.09
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