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(photo credit: Marc Israel Sellem)
Israel wants to make peace with Syria, in spite of recent events in the Middle
East, Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu said during a press conference in
Jerusalem with Polish Prime Minister Donald Tusk on Thursday.
truly wants peace, it will find in us a genuine partner to achieving that
peace,” Netanyahu said. “In this sense our goal has not changed following the
events occurring in our region.”
Netanyahu spoke on the same day that two
Iranian warships reportedly docked in Syria.
“I only hope that Syria’s
intention is peace, and only time will tell,” he said.
reports of mediation efforts between the two countries but said that they were
“Senator [John] Kerry has been trying to mediate between Israel
and Syria for several months. Others also try. This too is no secret,” he
Other countries have also pursued efforts in Europe and Latin
America, he said.
“The problem remains how to conduct negotiations when
Syria says: ‘Give me the fruits of negotiations as I want them before we start.’
This is a difficult problem, as you can imagine,” he said.