Syria has just demonstrated that it will not be intimidated or coerced into a partnership with the u.s and israel. Syria will need more than a u.s embassy and demands from the secretary of state to stop arming hezbollah. So far the u.s has offered absolutely nothing for syria, Assad would be a fool to accept these terms. In order to woo assad, israel needs to return the golan, chebba farms to lebanon, and return to the 67 borders with palestine. If those things are not on the table, there is no point for syria to sit down. If Israel was to "throw a bone" eg. give up only the golan back to syria, that alone would pressure syria to become less belligerent towards israel. But we all know where israel stands with regards to the golan. oh well, the war must go on...
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from the article: As the West woos Syria, Assad aligns himself with Iran