Syria needs peace with Israel but does not want it yet - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Realist
    • 07.02.10 | 13:36 (IST)

    The Syrian people need peace and Israeli help to develop their economy and modernise their agriculture but the Syrian dictatorship is terrified that peace can only loosen its hold on Syrian society. All Syria knows that another military confrontation with Israel would be suicide so the likelihood is that Assad will continue to wage his war by proxy forces only until the fall of the Iranian dictatorship. When Iran is a social democracy enjoying full diplomatic relations with Israel there will be a new situation throughout the entire Middle East and even a significant change in Syrian policy.

    from the article: Peace with Syria as vital as stopping Iran's bomb
    First published 01:55 07.02.10 | Last updated 18:32 07.02.10
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