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Earlier today posted a report from Debka, which indicated that Syria might be preparing for war, by purchasing new high tech weapons funded from their Iranian “rich uncles”

Tonight while reading my favorite blogs, I noticed this report on that Ted posted on Israpundit about a secret deal that may be brewing between Israel and Syria.


Secret understandings reached between representatives from Israel and Syria By Akiva Eldar, Ha’aretz

[This is a good deal for Israel and would involve peace agreements with both Syria and Lebanon. Ted Belman]

In a series of secret meetings in Europe between September 2004 and July 2006, Syrians and Israelis formulated understandings for a peace agreement between Israel and Syria.

The main points of the understandings are as follows: An agreement of principles will be signed between the two countries, and following the fulfillment of all commitments, a peace agreement will be signed.

As part of the agreement on principles, Israel will withdraw from the Golan Heights to the lines of 4 June, 1967. The timetable for the withdrawal remained open: Syria demanded the pullout be carried out over a five-year period, while Israel asked for the withdrawal to be spread out over 15 years.

At the buffer zone, along Lake Kinneret, a park will be set up for joint use by Israelis and Syrians. The park will cover a significant portion of the Golan Heights. Israelis will be free to access the park and their presence will not be dependent on Syrian approval.

Israel will retain control over the use of the waters of the Jordan River and Lake Kinneret. The border area will be demilitarized along a 1:4 ratio (in terms of territory) in Israel’s favor. According to the terms, Syria will also agree to end its support for Hezbollah and Hamas and will distance itself from Iran. Read the entire article on Israpundit.

So which one is it. War or Peace. Well of course we hope that Ted’s report is right and the Debka article is not. Keep an eye on this space for the information as it happens.

Haveil Havalim #102 is up at Soccer Dad. Lots of great reading. (although you need to bring your own pizza. Go take a look by clicking here.

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