I wonder why no one seems to consider that Syria has a commodity to offer Israel which is a lot more precious to us than all of the Golan. No, it is not just a peace treaty - it also entails opening the land routes via Lebanon, Syria and Turkey to Europe, the Caucasus, Russia. Isn`t it time to end our self-imposed insularity with a single airport and no railroad or highway connections to the wide world? Just think of that, instead of focusing your view on the Golan to the exclusion of a broader perspective. Even a "cold peace" could thereby make us a much more prosperous and attractive country. I suggest that Israelis should be asked not only whether they are against leaving the Golan, but also whether they would like to travel to Europe or the Caucasus in their cars, or perhaps buy a railway ticket to Paris.
from the article: Assad says Syria turned down nuclear weapons offer in 2001