No Peace Without the Golan

The Golan's topography and the absence of an effective buffer zone require certainty about Israel's continued presence on the Heights.

Lately, a window of opportunity has opened for establishing a new formula for future arrangements on the Golan Heights. Syria, even if it survives as a united state, will not remain what it once was. The international consensus which assumes that the Israeli-Syrian border will pass along the shores of the Sea of Galilee has, in the fog of Syria’s civil war, become irrelevant. The...