Syria said Wednesday that Israel's alleged air sortie over the country earlier this month showed that it was not interested in peace.
The state-run daily Tishrin, which reflects the government's thinking, urged Israeli officials to demonstrate their sincerity about peacemaking by agreeing to resume negotiations from the point they last reached in 2000 before talks broke down.
"Had Israel been interested in peacemaking, it would not have violated Syrian airspace. Israel refuses to talk about the piracy its military jets carried out by violating Syrian airspace, but now its prime minister is talking about peace with Syria without preconditions," the paper said.
"In this way, (Ehud) Olmert puts on the clothes of a peace dove, but he has forgotten to take out the claws and fangs of the war wolf," the paper added.