Israel: Syria Must Cut Terror Ties

[Jerusalem Post] Herb Keinon - Western diplomatic officials said reports that Israel had expressed a willingness to withdraw from the Golan Heights as part of a peace deal missed a major part of the story: what the Syrians would have to do. The officials, who confirmed that messages between Jerusalem and Damascus have been going through Turkish Prime Minister Erdogan's office for months, said Israel made clear that any peace agreement would necessitate Syria ending its support for Hamas and throwing Hamas political leader Khaled Mashaal out of Damascus; ceasing support for Hizbullah; and distancing itself from Iran.

2008-04-25 01:00:00

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