Golan community leaders urge public, Knesset to 'act sanely'

Golan community leaders held an emergency meeting in Katzrin Wednesday night following the announcement by the Prime Minister's Office (PMO) that Israel and Syria had begun indirect peace talks. "We [the Golan residents] are depending on a significant majority of the public and the Knesset to act sanely and wisely and not to allow the prime minister, who is acting out of external considerations, to send Israel into a tailspin. This move is bad for Israel, bad for the Americans, bad for the Arab world and bad for a future peace," head of the Golan communities, Eli Malka said at the end of the meeting.