Jim points out that Sinai was considered too strategically vital to give up for a piece of paper, but it turns out to have been a smart move. Skeptical as I am about Syria and its neighbors, the fact is that - like with Sinai - suitable security provisions can be found, including demilitarization and maybe a leaseback to Israel of the wineries, etc. that would allow Syria to save face, make peace, and take a major troublemaker off the table. Painful as it seems to those who enjoy the Golan, the land just isn't Israeli and a decent deal with Syria would be a huge boon for Israel for so many reasons. Think about it rationally. Test the Syrians this time to see if they're for real. If not, it'll have to wait for another day. But test them. It's worth it.
U.S. warns governments, bankers Iran sanctions still in place (Reuters)
from the article: Syria diplomat: No preconditions to negotiations with Israel