August 18, 2004

by Reb Yudel
Rumors of Negotiations?

From the still-too-new-to-have-a-track record Rumor Control site, the question of Does Israel Have A New Strategy?:
Ya'alon comments seem to confirm rumors circulating in Jerusalem that Israel may well be prepared to negotiate a peace with Syria.

Doing so, at least from the military perspective, would enhance Israeli security: it would give the IDF one less enemy to defend against, and it could well break Hizbollah away from any alliance with Hamas.

Then too, negotiating a peace with Syria, no matter how modest, would quiet regional and world criticism that Israel is unwilling to negotiate with anyone under and circumstances.