Skip to comments.Israel says it is holding peace talks with Syria
Posted on 05/21/2008 10:07:56 AM PDT by Dawnsblood
Israel and Syria on Wednesday said they were holding indirect peace talks through Turkish mediators the first official confirmation of contacts between the longtime enemies.
In statements issued minutes apart, the two governments said they "have declared their intent to conduct these talks in good faith and with an open mind," with a goal of reaching "a comprehensive peace."
Both nations thanked Turkey for its help, and Turkey issued its own confirmation. Muslim Turkey has good ties with both Israel and Syria.
There have been reports in recent months of new Israeli-Syrian contacts through Turkey, and Turkey's foreign minister said earlier this month that his country was trying to bring the sides together. But this was the first official confirmation that contacts have resumed.
An Israeli government official said Olmert's chief of staff and diplomatic adviser have been in Turkey since Monday. "In parallel their Syrian counterparts are in Turkey as well," the official said, speaking on condition of anonymity because of the sensitive nature of the talks. He declined to discuss the substance of the talks.
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Syria and Israel come to an agreement.
ElMorte thinks, we’ve finally done it. We’re safer.
Syria thinks, 24 months from now we’ll have the bomb.
36 months later, three bombs go off in Israel, for all intents and purposes it no longer exists.
Syria is left snickering...
There isn’t much of Isreal left.
ElMort needs to go. This man is a poison pill to Israel.
Piece In Our Time!
If Olmerde signs an “agreement” with Syria to give away the high ground of the Golan, then in the words of the Finnish Minister who sighed the March 1940 agreement with Stalin to give away Finnish territory to Stalin’s heathens....may the hand wither that signs such an agreement.
A simple trade. Land for words. Strategic land for words of liars.