Thursday, May 31, 2007

Olmert exploring third-party talks with Damascus

By Aluf Benn, Haaretz

Prime Minister Ehud Olmert is exploring, via a third party, the possibility of resuming peace talks with Syria. A government source said there was no direct contact between Israeli and Syrian officials, "but a very serious assessment is underway."

What is being assessed is what Israel would get in return for pulling out of the Golan Heights, the nature of future bilateral relations and whether Syria would consider cutting its ties with Iran, Hezbollah and Palestinian terror organizations, Israel's main enemies in the region.

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1 comment:

William said...

JAckie Hugi sent us this item - he says the NCF and David Sassoon have created the climate for this - which is kind of nice of him