Syria has been Key: James Baker knew It - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Stephen
    • 12.11.09 | 16:02 (IST)

    Since the early to mid-1990s, James Baker, papa Bush's Sec of State, successfully engaged Israel in talks that last nine years, much was accomplished. Problems with Hamas and Hezbollah would be reduced if not disappear; leverage with Iran will increase. When an Arab country wants to become moderate, every other coutnry should try to make it happen. The Golan needs a creative solution--maybe an Inational Park of some sort.

    from the article: Report: Netanyahu ready to discuss Golan pullout
    First published 09:40 12.11.09 | Last updated 11:41 25.11.09
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