"For that end, the PM [Netanyahu] reportedly said, Israel would have to retain a military presence along its eastern border with Jordan, adding that any [peace] agreement that doesn't allow for those measure will not be accepted." - Haaretz Here is what Netanyahu cannot imagine giving up, a no longer relevant issue. IDF forces on the Jordan river were supposed to block Iraqi tanks from flooding in. Saddam is now deceased, Iraq has a weak army no longer a threat to anybody other than Iraqis. The US removed Saddam with the enthusiastic support from Israel and its Amen Gallery (the only country enthused about this, other than Iran - which kept quiet). The US paid a heavy price, and now Netanyahu says: It didn't matter to us, we still want protection from Iraq or no peace. And if the US suffers attacks for it, tough! I would have called Netanyahu an imbecile, except that this is a general Likudnik problem: they just remember the past, "whatever there was, will be. The future's so hard to see", so let's hang on to the past.
Snowden says he volunteered to go to prison to return to the U.S. (AP)
from the article: Golan, not Jerusalem, is key to Mideast peace