would see the exit of the Palestinian rejectionists from Damascus; would reduce the threat of war with a far more dangerous adversary; open new markets for trade and tourism. And although the Saudis and other Arab states pay lip service to the Palestinian cause as precondition to acceptance of Israel, they also are aware of the impossibility of Israel negotiating peace with those unable even to even make peace among themselves. And it is definitely in the interest of the Peninsula monarchies to include Israel in an anti-Iran coalition. They need Israel more than Israel needs them. Peace with Syria is strategic; peace with Palestine merely tactical. The appearance of effort in Annapolis may be important to the failed American president, and Israel may be obliged to pay lip service to Bush and his misdirected policy. But for Israel the important partner for peace is Syrian, not Palestine. Thank you, General Ashkenazi, for encouraging the obvious upon the Government.
Saudi king to meet with Obama on Friday amid Gulf concerns over Iran deal (Reuters)
from the article: This time, the IDF favors Syria