Barak states clearly: ""A political arrangement is not the dream come true of the other side," Barak added. "This will be a choice of no choice. If the other side believes that it is possible to bring down Israel, to wage a battle of attrition against it, or lure it into a honey trap, then it will prefer to do so." Syria and her neighbors want and prefer the destruction of Israel. If signing a peace treaty gets them closer to that goal they will do it. But lets not kid ourselves, it's only to gain strategic land that puts Syria on better footing to attack Israel at a later date.
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from the article: Barak: Without Syria peace, we could be headed for all-out war