Report: Syria doubts Israel wants peace

Herzog says Israel ready for dialogue - the problem is Syria's ties to Iran.

By JPOST.COM STAFF
June 7, 2007 14:20
Report: Syria doubts Israel wants peace

syria iran 298 ap. (photo credit: AP [file])

 
X

Dear Reader,
As you can imagine, more people are reading The Jerusalem Post than ever before. Nevertheless, traditional business models are no longer sustainable and high-quality publications, like ours, are being forced to look for new ways to keep going. Unlike many other news organizations, we have not put up a paywall. We want to keep our journalism open and accessible and be able to keep providing you with news and analyses from the frontlines of Israel, the Middle East and the Jewish World.

As one of our loyal readers, we ask you to be our partner.

For $5 a month you will receive access to the following:

  • A user experience almost completely free of ads
  • Access to our Premium Section
  • Content from the award-winning Jerusalem Report and our monthly magazine to learn Hebrew - Ivrit
  • A brand new ePaper featuring the daily newspaper as it appears in print in Israel

Help us grow and continue telling Israel’s story to the world.

Thank you,

Ronit Hasin-Hochman, CEO, Jerusalem Post Group
Yaakov Katz, Editor-in-Chief

UPGRADE YOUR JPOST EXPERIENCE FOR 5$ PER MONTH Show me later

Syria has not changed its position, and is ready to resume peace talks with Israel, a senior Syrian official told French news agencies on Thursday. However, the official said, Syria doubted Israel's commitment to the peace process. According to Israel Radio, the official added that there was little hope in Damascus that the status quo would change.

  • Burning Issues #34: War with Syria?
  • 'Hizbullah amassing long-range missiles' Meanwhile, Welfare and Social Services Minister Isaac Herzog assured Romanian Foreign Minister Razvan Ungureanu and Spanish Foreign Minister Miguel Angel Moratinos during a meeting in Bucharest that Israel was, in fact, ready to work towards peace with Syria. Israel was willing to hold "honest" dialogue with its northern neighbor, Herzog said. The problem, he explained, was Syria's ties to Iran, as demonstrated by its continued support of Hizbullah and Hamas. Herzog reiterated comments made Wednesday by Prime Minister Ehud Olmert that Israel had no plan to open a front with Syria, and said he hoped that Damascus did not intend to plunge the entire region into conflict.

    Join Jerusalem Post Premium Plus now for just $5 and upgrade your experience with an ads-free website and exclusive content. Click here>>

  • Related Content

    Jisr az-Zarq
    April 3, 2014
    Residents of Jisr az-Zarqa beckon Israel Trail hikers to enjoy their town

    By SHARON UDASIN