Tuesday, January 16

Did Israel And Syria Reach Peace Agreement?

I was checking some headlines at digg when I came across this bit of info. According to Haaretz.com, secret meeting between Israel and Syria have "formulated understandings" for a peace agreement. Syria also has pledged to help in other ways.

According to Geoffrey Aronson, an American from the Washington-based Foundation for Middle East Peace, who was involved in the talks, an agreement under American auspices would call for Syria to ensure that Hezbollah would limit itself to being solely a political party.

He also told Haaretz that Khaled Meshal, Hamas' political bureau chief, based in Damascus, would have to leave the Syrian capital.

Syria would also exercise its influence for a solution to the conflict in Iraq, through an agreement between Shi'a leader Muqtada Sadr and the Sunni leadership, and in addition, it would contribute to resolving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict, including the refugee problem.
I think we all hope this is for real, and more importantly, lasting!