Olmert caves to Syria: Willing to give back the Golan Heights

by Infidelesto on June 8, 2007 · 3 comments

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Wussification, and pacification at it’s finest…This is my reaction to this article as I read it at Atlas:

By Ari Rabinovitch Fri Jun 8, 9:05 AM ET

JERUSALEM (Reuters) An Israeli newspaper said on Friday that Israel has told Syria it is prepared to withdraw from the Golan Heights in return for lasting peace, adding to growing signals that Israel is looking to resume negotiations.”

OMG ARE YOU SERIOUS?…*continues reading*

Yedioth Ahronoth newspaper said Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had sent messages through foreign envoys to Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that Israel is ready to “fulfill its part” in a peace deal, even if it means giving up the strategic Golan Heights, captured in the Six Day War of June 1967.

Olmert, the wussified scumbag, how the hell did this guy get in charge?

Spokesmen for Olmert and the Foreign Ministry declined comment on the report although a Foreign Ministry spokesman noted Israel had long been willing to give Syria the Golan area, which commands the approaches to Damascus, in return for peace.

The Yedioth report, quoting an unidentified senior diplomat who it said was involved in the contacts with Syria, said Olmert contacted Assad with the help of German and Turkish leaders but has yet to hear back from the Syrian president.

Israels price for handing back the Golan would likely be very high. Yedioth said the Israeli message to Damascus was that Syria must abandon its alliances with Iran, Hezbollah guerrillas in Lebanon and Palestinian militants.”

Yedioth Ahronot also reported that during an hour-long conversation with U.S. President George Bush, in April, Washington gave Israel the green light to begin negotiations with Syria in an attempt to distance Syria from Iran.

And they actually think Syria will “distance” themselves from Iran? WOW

Earlier this week Olmert sought to calm speculation in Israel that war with Syria was imminent.

“Israel does not want war with Syria and we need to be careful to avoid a scenario of miscalculations that could cause the security situation to worsen,” Olmert said on Wednesday.
Assad has expressed interest in resuming talks with Israel that stalled seven years ago over the extent of an Israeli pullback from the Golan Heights, but has also hinted Syria could resort to force if it deemed diplomacy a dead end.

Olmert is scared of a “hint” of a threat from Assad? WTF is going on? Get Olmert outa there!

Olmert has demanded Syria cease supporting Hezbollah and Palestinian militants as a condition for restarting talks.

Israeli officials said last month there was a growing consensus within the Israeli government that Syria was serious about resuming negotiation with the Jewish state.

Some Israeli intelligence officials, political sources say, remain concerned, however, that Syrian military preparations may not be defensive and have warned Israel’s political leaders to beware that Damascus might see advantage in an attack.

A poll in Israel’s Maariv newspaper on Friday showed that half of all Israelis support at least a partial withdrawal from the Golan Heights. Only one Israeli in 10 would be willing to give all of the territory back to Syria.

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  • Abbadon Satanson

    I fail to see what issue the commentator of this post has with returning the Golan Heights to Syria. It was Syrian land to begin with, indeed Israel annexed it only 40 years ago. Perhaps it is time that Israel heeded the view of the UN that they should withdraw from there.

    Give unto Syria what is Syria’s

  • MBV

    “I fail to see what issue the commentator of this post has with returning the Golan Heights to Syria. It was Syrian land to begin with, indeed Israel annexed it only 40 years ago. Perhaps it is time that Israel heeded the view of the UN that they should withdraw from there.”

    Surely this comment is in jest. If NOT then it smacks of incredible ingnorance and outright stupidity (for lack of a better word) on Abbadon Satanson’s part. Dude (or dudette) you need to know your history a bit more…actually QUITE a bit more.
    For starters how about this: you tell me ONE nation, prior to WW II, that “gave back” land or possession of land they acquired through some sort of war or conflict?

    As for “failing to see what issue the commentator has…”, well, did you actually READ the post? His comments and point-of-view are pretty clear and obvious, of course if you’d like I can translate them for you???
    Sounds to me that you are some sort of anti-Jew.

    As for Syria, THEY initiated the original conflict 40 years ago, THEY lost, THEY lose their land. It’s called “spoils of war”.

    Get a life troll.

  • sushiman

    mbv, seriously you just said something that is entirely too intelligent for anyone of ‘that’ way of thinking to understand.

    PLEASE DUMB IT DOWN FOR THEM! ALOT!

    I’ll try: BEFORE THE BULLSHIT ‘UN’ (LOL WHAT A JOKE) NO ONE GAVE BACK LAND.

    Syria OBVIOUSLY LOST. STOP CRYING ABOUT IT!!!!!!!!!!!!!

    would syria give back land they conquered? ABSOLUTELY NOT! would ANY islamic nation give back ANYTHING?! ABSOLUTELY NOT! would any islamic nation rape and murder and enslave the people they conquer?! OF COURSE, ITS ALL THEY TALK ABOUT!