With all due respect to what Assad of Syria wants, or what Olmert of Israel thinks he has to do to save his political skin; has it occurred to anyone to ask the residents of the Golan whether they WANT to be Syrians or Israelis? Are the residents of the Golan, including the Druze of Majd Al-Shams, just another political football to be kicked around, like the Jews of Gaza, without regard for their right to self-determination? Why not tell Syria that this is not about territory, or what belongs to which dictator, and that unless the Golanis vote in a referendum to join Syria, it would violate their Human Rights to force them to become Syrians?
PM: If U.S. aid doesn't address Israel's security needs, we'll wait for next president (Haaretz)
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