I am taking your last two paragraphs and proceeding accordingly. i.e Your advice:The Obama administration has but one way out: Syria. Only an Israeli-Syrian peace agreement can balance out the Middle East. Only an Israeli-Syrian peace deal will help Iraq, isolate Iran and indirectly contribute to the cause in Afghanistan. Only such an agreement can create the time frame necessary to guarantee slow but certain progress on the Palestinian track. Here is where we part company Mr.Shavit. You seem to trust Syria one of the most dangerous and sworn enemy of Israel. If President Obama needs to rid himself from Afghanistan and Iraq why should Israel carry the burden for him to achieve it on the back of Israel? So instead of demanding that Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu delivers Jerusalem, Washington should demand that he delivers the Golan Heights. I say no a thousand times no.Sorry appeasement to Syria would be the doomsday scenario. Till tomorrow.
Egypt says verdict in Al-Jazeera case expected Saturday (AP)
from the article: Golan, not Jerusalem, is key to Mideast peace