I have always been the first to call for diplomacy and initiation of negotiations with Syria, on the pretext that Israel must take every stop possible to approach all the neighboring countries. I have also called for negotiations with Hamas even if they are not preceded by a statement of recognition. However, if we are to talk to Assad while he is still supporting Hamas and Hezballah we can sit down, but there will not be a lot to talk about. We have Hamas to the south and Hezballah to the north. We don't need another hostile front to the east.
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from the article: Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas