Defense Minister Amir Peretz pushed for talks with Syria, on condition that the country stop its support for terrorism, sources said Thursday morning.
The defense minister said his comments during a Labor meeting which followed the submittal of the Baker-Hamilton report regarding US stance on Iraq.
"In order to weaken the radical axis, we must be open to the [words] of peace voiced by the president of Syria, however, first Syria must stop the terror and cease giving Hamas 'an umbrella,'" said Peretz.
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