Israel must know best if relations with Syria (economical, scientific, e.g. archeological, cultural, strategical) could be useful and at what price. But it may only be a romantic desire that if ever I would travel in the middle east, I would probably prefer seeing a middle east with neighbours who trust and respect each other rather than a place full of suspicion and without freedom to move, where each one is outbidding the next by his national and individual pride and the claims of land, goods and recognition derived from this feeling....
Mexico sentences five men to 697 years for killings of 11 women (AP)
from the article: Mossad chief says Syria won't break Hezbollah ties