If one has been following the printed media for the past several years (and the Syrians unquestionably have), it becomes readily apparent that you cannot trust one word coming out of the Israeli side, which is aimed for domestic consumption and for personal political gains. The Syrians have kept the border with Israel quiet since 1973, and their posture has been defensive ever since although they have as they should, been preparing for Israeli aggression based on the latter's track record. Israel could have returned the Shebba farms already and thereby diffuse a tense situation but has decided not to. All Syria has to do is sit tight and let all these 2nd and 3rd rate politicians shoot off their mouths.
Bennett, Deri expected to resign from Knesset, remain in cabinet under new 'Norwegian Law’ (Haaretz)
from the article: Israel sends conciliatory messages to Damascus