That has been holding behind the scene's negotiations with Syria for what now, two decades? And this includes the negotiations of the past two years, which prior to the breaking news, you couldn't believe was even possible. Again, what makes you think you know all about what goes on in Israel's diplomatic inner rooms? Remember, the Syrian government jumped back as fast and as far as the Israeli government did, when these negotiations were outed. Meanwhile, while it may make 'perfect sense' for Syria to fund, arm, and support Hizballah, why should such actions be considered acceptable, when it is direct interference in Lebanon's affairs? The Assad's are well versed in the use of the stick. Hama rules were well used by Bashar's father, and he reminded the Hariri clan that he learned that lesson well.
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from the article: Syrian President vows to keep supporting Hezbollah, Hamas