You are pointing out a very important fact, Mark. Even after the Syrian attack on Dimona Bush was generous enough to invite Syria to the Annapolis conference, although as punishment, Bush decided not to deal with the Golan issue. And the ungrateful Syrians refuse to attend, even though the conference is billed as "peace conference" between Israel and the Palestinians. Can't the Syrians read the word "peace" there? Ungrateful pigs, those Syrians. In South Africa they would have been shown their place, eating the crumbs under the peace table!
Chief PA negotiator Erekat: Talks to minimize IDF control in W. Bank's Area A ended (Haaretz)
from the article: Syria reportedly to skip summit, as Haniyeh calls meet 'stillborn'