Report: Syria doesn't want to negotiate with Olmert goverment

Syria has reportedly postponed a proposal to renew Turkey-brokered indirect talks with Israel, Israel Radio reported Sunday morning. The Qatari paper al-Watan quoted Arab sources in Syria as saying that Damascus prefers to wait until after US President-elect Barack Obama's inauguration to the White House, and the establishment of a new Israeli government. The sources added that Syria does not wish to carry out negotiations with outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's government in its final days. Olmert, on Thursday announced suddenly that he will go to Turkey for talks on Monday. The same day, he told a Tel Aviv conference that "a peace treaty between Israel and Syria is feasible" and would result in "significant advantages" for Israel. Herb Keinon contributed to this report.