Kadima premiership candidate Meir Sheetrit said on Sunday that he was willing to recognize Syrian sovereignty over the Golan Heights, but only under a plan which required that the land be leased for 20 years prior to being transferred. "I am in favor of recognizing Syrian sovereignty," Interior Minister Sheetrit said. "But only on the condition that they lease it for 20 years, just to make sure that they're serious." "We must not gamble the fate of the country," he said. "We have a responsibility to choose somebody with the experience necessary to lead the government and the nation."