Israel says that action is needed from Syria for eventual peace talks. What about Golan Heights which Israel occupied in 1967? Where is the action to give it back to Syria?
A senior Israeli official says Syria needs to take concrete actions to reduce tensions with Israel if peace talks are to resume. VOA’s Jim Teeple reports from Jerusalem the Israeli comments follow those by U.S. Speaker of the House of Representatives Nancy Pelosi, who said Wednesday in Damascus that Syria’s president is ready to negotiate with Israel.
Israeli Cabinet member Zeev Boim, a close associate of Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, told Israel Radio that if Syrian President Bashar al-Assad really wants peace with Israel he should take some actions, even minor ones, to prove his intentions.
Boim says just because Bashar Assad is offering an olive branch, that does not mean he really wants peace. The Israeli politician says the Syrian leader should act on his intentions.