Friday, November 16, 2007

"Get used to the Iranian bomb & give back to Syria the control of Lebanon"

Aluf Benn in HAARETZ, here
"With regard to Syria, the situation is completely different. Israel wants "to distance it from Iran" through a dialogue, and assesses that the time is ripe because of Syria's weakness and isolation. But Israel is not eager to withdraw from all of the Golan Heights. The Israelis proposed a deal of "Iran in place of Lebanon": Syria would forgo its alliance with Tehran, would be given control in Beirut with the agreement of the Americans, and would disarm Hezbollah."
"The Americans were angry - you don't care who rules Lebanon but we do, they said to the Israelis."

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