Yes, Natallie Durson, Syria has much more to offer - Comment - Israel News | Haaretz Daily Newspaper
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    • Velvl Shmerlson
    • 14.11.07 | 16:36 (IST)

    Some time ago I posted a message on these pages pointing out that Syria has a commodity to offer Israel which is a lot more precious to us than all of the Golan? No, it is not just a peace treaty - it also includes opening the land routes via Turkey to Europe, the Caucasus, Russia. Isn`t it time to end our self-imposed insularity with a single airport and no railroad or highway connections to the wide world? Just think of that, instead of focusing your view on the Golan to the exclusion of a broader perspective. Even a "cold peace" could thereby make us a much more prosperous and attractive country. I suggest that Israelis should be asked not only whether they are against leaving the Golan, but also whether they would like to travel to Europe or the Caucasus in their cars, or perhaps buy a railway ticket to Paris. But I got an angry rebuke on the ground that a highway to Syria would be used at once by Syrian tanks attacking Israel! Well, I never!

    from the article: Flip-flopping toward Damascus
    First published 00:00 14.11.07 | Last updated 00:00 14.11.07
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