It Would Be Suicidal to Hand the Golan Heights to Syria

(Gatestone Institute) Alan M. Dershowitz - It would be suicidal for Israel to hand the high ground on the Golan Heights overlooking Israeli towns and villages to the Syrian mass murderer Assad who would use it to target Israelis civilians with chemical barrel bombs, as Assad has done to his own citizens. No country in history has ever given back to a sworn enemy, militarily essential territory that has been captured in a defensive war. No prime minister of Israel would ever think of ceding the Golan Heights to Assad. Israel's continuing control over the Golan Heights increases the chance for peace and decreases the chances that Syria, Iran and/or Hizbullah will be able to use this high ground as a launching pad against Israelis. The writer is Professor of Law Emeritus at Harvard Law School.

2019-04-01 00:00:00

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