facts for golanophiles:peace with syria piece of cake - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • pshita
    • 19.12.07 | 19:43 (IST)

    the border with syria is very quiet,even without formal peace.it is highly unlikely to heat up militarily,when the de facto is institutionalised.since syrian executive is no saintlier,nor less sane than israeli,it is aware of weakness and being patient.syria has not responded to recent premeditated bombing of installation,nor to accidental bombing of some 30 civilian fruit packers in lebanon2.there remains the golan,which is a fair piece of land perhaps,but not as great as most golanophiles,never having been there,think.since the security argument is mostly bogus,& it not being part of an emotive greater israel,it's not worth it.the only rational reason for staying in the golan is to avoid a peace treaty with syria.but why israel perceives thus its interest is a mystery.if it doesn't work,we can allways go back. there seem to be many volunteers here.this time you can go without me,thank god i'm too old.

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    First published 00:00 19.12.07 | Last updated 00:00 19.12.07
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