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Why Is Syria So Anti-Israel?

Posted on the 19 February 2015 by Calvinthedog

James Schipper writes:

Syria isn’t hostile to Israel because of the Palestinians but because of the Golan Heights. I think that the Syrians would have been much better off if they had just renounced their claim to the Golan Heights in return for financial compensation from Israel and a right to receive part of the water of that region.

The truth is that Israel could make peace with Syria if they gave them back the Golan. Assad would sell out Arabism, anti-Zionism, the Palestinians, anti-imperialism, the whole nine yards, just to get the Golan back. He only holds that Palestinian card as ransom to try to force the Israelis to give back the Golan.


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