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    • Morris Valentine
    • 02.12.07 | 01:19 (IST)

    Hello, Jan, I find myself in general agreement with you. The "land for peace" principle has thus far been a successful one between Israel and its established neighbours. Egypt recognised Israel and has maintained peace in return for the Sinai. Jordan and Israel delimited their border and entered into a peace agreement as well. There is no reason to suspect Syria would behave differently if offered the same opportunity. I can only take issue with your encouragement of the "international community to force Israel" out of the Golan. Israel has legitimate security and resource concerns there; in the past, Syria often shelled Israeli settlements from the Heights, sometimes with murderous results. A modest boundary adjustment in Israel's favour, or an enlarged DMZ covering all Golan, should address this issue. Syria also claims its boundary runs directly along Lake Kinneret, with a presumed entitlement to its waters - a very questionable claim. Kind regards.

    from the article: Washington: There is no place yet for Syria in peace process
    First published 00:00 30.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 30.11.07
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