Though Jerusalem rarely voices its opinion on the raging Syrian war, Israel secretly prefers war of attrition between the Assad's regime and its enemies.18:23 08.02.16 | 0 comments
What a strange use of language Mr Bar'el makes. Shalit, whom he mentions, is an abducted hostage who must be released unconditionally. The state of Israel is not a hostage but a free sovereign country which has the ability to make its own decisions, such as how to respond to the Saudi Initiative. If Mr Bar'el thinks that this would be a good deal for Israel and that the Arabs can be trusted to keep thir promises of peace then he should give his reasons for thinking this.