...refuse to speak with the Isralei press? Does that include Haaretz? Don't the Syrians know that a good number of Israeli correspondents are quite willing to see things Syria's way? Don't the Syrians have a political commissair traveling with the delegation who can tell what is the Israeli 'good' press from the 'bad' press? I am sure if they did Haaretz would be part of the Syrian good press and allowed access.
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from the article: Syrian official in Madrid calls for fresh negotiations with Israel