What does 'peace' mean to Syria? - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Mark Lincoln
    • 02.03.10 | 05:03 (IST)

    An end to the endless threats of attack from Israel? The end to the endless threats of Israel attacking Lebanon and thus positioning the IDF to attack the right flank of the Syrian Army? The ability to - as Egypt did - regain the territory lost in the Six Day War? As Israel has refused any direct and open negotiations we cannot know. As there have been back-channel communications we can guess. Syria wants what Syria lost. And it wants security agreements that Israel will not attack it, or occupy Lebanon. As the current government of Israel rules out any sacrifice of territory or security agreements, there is no room for peace. This degree of total intransigence, which includes Israel refusing to invade and occupy Lebanon is beyond negotiation, then Syria has no reason to expect anything but a most gradual approach to peace.

    from the article: Report: Syria willing to consider phased Golan pullout
    First published 02:23 02.03.10 | Last updated 09:24 02.03.10
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