Assad is no Sadat. Assad stated that Israel knows that it has to give up the Golan in order to have peace. And, Assad knows the cost to get it back. Distance from Iran, Recognition of Israel as a Jewish state, break with Hezbollah. The cost is too dear for Assad. But, most importatn Assad needs the conflict with Israel in order to diffuse discontent at home. Assad doesn't need the Golan; really does not want the Golan.
Thousands protest outlawing of Islamic Movement in Umm al-Fahm in northern Israel (Haaretz)
from the article: Labor MK Yatom calls for talks with Syria without preconditions
A Palestinian teen who tried to stab an Israeli woman in the West Bank was run over and shot to death. Her father, imam of the refugee camp where she grew up, says his daughter was 'responding to the occupation.'04:30 28.11.15 | 1 comments