What does Israel want from Syria? (1) Stop support of Hizbollah. (2) Stay out of Lebanese politics. (3) Stop giving safe haven to "terrorists". (4) End relationship with Iran. What does Syria want from Israel? (1) Return of Golan. Since Israel will never willingly return the Golan, and, since Syria is wise to the usual Israeli trickery and doubletalk, this deal will never be made. Result? America is sent on a fools errand to stooge for Israel. It is so obvious. The state department may as well be wearing kippas with a "Stooge for Israel" button attached. Anyone serious about talking peace with Syria better be holding the deed to the Golan in his hand.
from the article: Syria spurns U.S. bid to mend ties