Anything that brings Israel closer to peace is a step in the right direction. So if stories help start the process. or at least to put it into the public mind, so be it. The Golan is the least contentious of the conquests of the 67 war, it's time to demilitarize and take some "risks" for peace. The Lebanese War and the Iraqi fiasco did not help the Israeli cause, so maybe agreements with Arab neighbors will. If Israel follows in Bush's footsteps not to talk with the Syrians, it will lose another possibility for dialogue and peace. we don't need another radical Muslim state next door.
from the article: Olmert: No government officials involved in secret Syria talks