#1 The 1967 borders are indefensible. Why relinquish the high ground and militarily commit defensive suicide. What do the Israeli's get out of it? #2 How sincere are the Syrians in wanting peace and their calls for talks? Is this just a PR ploy? It's better to negotiate from a position of strength. Are the Syrians calling for talks, because maybe they're not in a strong position? #3 Is this a new tact and is this a result of the 2006 Hezbollah conflict? Every conflagaration has a post-mortem. Who and what learned what lessons from the 2006 Lebanon war?
Two mortar shells explode in Golan Heights, no casualties or damage reported (Haaretz)
from the article: Syrian official in Madrid calls for fresh negotiations with Israel