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    • cynical
    • 04.03.10 | 05:55 (IST)

    "special interest section of the US embassy" is translated to mean Israeli consulate embedded within the US embassy in Damascus. Since the Mossad already has free use of the embassy, Israel is not really getting anything new. That israeli government is considering a phased withdrawal, where israel turns over golan, bit by bit to the americans in return for political statements from syria isn't a terrible idea. But Israel won't be satisfied with anything that Syria will say since it won't include Syria renouncing relations with Hezbollah or Iran. Israel doesnt' care about Syrian recognition of their right to exist, and they don't care about syrian ambassadors visiting israel. Israel will not be satisfied, and they will insist America hand the golan back to them. This isn't going anywhere. Since Syria is so extremely isolated, they will not give up Iran (and its Hezbollah ally) without first getting massive foreign aid and investment from american, England, and France. Won't happen

    from the article: Report: Syria willing to consider phased Golan pullout
    First published 02:23 02.03.10 | Last updated 09:24 02.03.10
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