Report: Israel, Syria held series of secret talks

Israel and Syria came to several agreements during secret talks held in Europe from September 2004 to July 2006, Ha'aretz reported on Tuesday morning. According to the report, the talks focused on a draft peace agreement, based upon Israel's withdrawal from the Golan Heights and a return to 1967 borders. Syria demanded that the move be made within five years, though Israel said the plan would be gradually implemented over 15 years. More so, Syria would be willing to discontinue support for Hizbullah and Hamas, and cut ties with Iran. The report also stated that Israel would have complete control over the Jordan River and Lake Tiberias. The report had yet to be confirmed by Israeli officials.