Assad wants land, not peace - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Jeffery Koch
    • 15.02.10 | 17:05 (IST)

    Unlike Sadat and the late King Hussein of Jordan Assad refuses to meet with any Israeli officials face to face and has publicly stated this his vision of peace does NOT include cultural exchanges, trade, or cooperation in the areas of medicine or science, or even sports. Assad will NOT sever his ties with Hamas, Hezbollah, or Iran and has stated this publicly several times. It is quite clear that what Assad wants is land, not peace. It would be a catastrophic mistake for Israel to return the Golan to Syria. Israel would gain absolutely nothing from this and would put its cities in grave danger. To return a strategic asset to a country that refuses to look your officials in the eye or shake your hand is absolute lunacy.

    from the article: Syria is no different from Hamas or Hezbollah
    First published 02:25 15.02.10 | Last updated 10:55 15.02.10
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