Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu told a group of Russian-language reporters Thursday that Israel will never withdraw from the Golan Heights. ...
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Iraq, Israel-Syria talks, Gaza and Lebanon all affect and are affected by the US-Iran imbroglio. The Middle East is one of the most interwoven political webs on the globe.
The imposition of American and some Western sanctions against Syria and the accumulative international sanctions against Iran have provided an impetus for their political alliance.
If Syria is to turn away from current alliances with Hezbollah and Iran, it will expect the U.S. to "pick up the slack" by opening trade, restoring relations, and even guaranteeing national security.
Unlike previous Israeli-Syrian peace talks, the chances of success in this round of negotiations are far greater than at any other time.
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