Syria Wants Presence on Sea of Galilee in Peace Deal

[Reuters] Khaled Yacoub Oweis - Syria has drafted a document defining six geographical points for Israeli agreement before it will continue indirect peace talks through Turkish mediators, sources familiar with the talks said this week. A Syrian official said the document includes reference to the northeastern shore of the Sea of Galilee, Israel's main water reservoir. "The document puts us on the water," the official said. Diplomats in the Syrian capital said that even if the two sides make progress on the territorial question, a deal might not follow easily because Israel wants Syria to reduce its alliance with Iran and cut support for Hizbullah and Palestinian Islamist groups.

2008-12-17 06:00:00

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