Syrian President Bashar al Assad on Thursday confirmed for the first time reports in the Arab media claiming that Israel had agreed to implement full withdrawal from the occupied Golan Heights in exchange for peace with Syria. In an interview with the Qatari daily Al Watan the Syrian president conveyed that the Turkish prime minister, Recep Tayyip Erdogan, had informed him that Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert had agreed to cede the Golan for peace. Source: AlBawaba
If Israel follows its leader’s decision to give up the Golan Heights in exchange for a peace agreement with Syria, that would be a big mistake. Bashar Al-Assad will, in fact, follow the path of his religion (Islam) which consider any agreement with the “infidels” (every single person who is not Muslim) only useful as long as it satisfies the short-run military necessities of a Muslim State.
That means that Damascus will end up braking the deal whenever it feels like. It will only depend by its needs.
“If Israel gives up the Golan Heights, this is what will happen: the promises of peace will immediately prove hollow. Syrian troops will again stand on the mountaintops and fire down on Israeli farmers below. It would be a political, military, and societal disaster for Israel, and for the larger resistance against the global jihad.”
I completely agree with him. Good luck, Olmert.