First, Israeli academics are often quite arrogant and obtuse at the same time - in this regard, the political scientists at Hebrew University are some of the worst . Second, the chinless wonder will not cease his support of Hamas or Herzbollah just to get the Golan - Syria could have obtained the Golan through diplomacy years ago . Instead, Syria will not cease supporting those who intend to destroy the Jewish state - that is Assad's goal. Unfortunately, whether it is Assad, Hamas, Arafat, Abbas, etc. , the same foolish Israelies will never admit this. The same arrogance and foolishness resulted in the IDF's atrophy - now, as a result of the IDF's ineptness coupled with Israel's weak political leadership , the Syrians think they are ready to take on Israel.
German finance minister says need to limit number of refugees coming to Europe (Reuters)
from the article: Endgame in Damascus and Gaza