dinsdag 4 november 2008

Syrië wijst onderhandelingen met Israel op basis Arabische vredesplan af

Het is een vreemde wereld: Israel stelt voor op basis van het Arabische vredesplan met de Arabische staten te onderhandelen, en Syrië wijst dat af. Aangezien daar geen enkele logische verklaring voor is te geven, lijkt Syrië het principe te volgen dat als Israel ergens voor is, Syrië automatisch tegen moet zijn.
NB: Israel wordt er door critici altijd van beticht geen vrede te willen, en bijvoorbeeld het Arabische vredesplan af te wijzen.

Last update - 12:18 02/11/2008       
Syria rejects Israel's calls to pursue Saudi peace plan
By Yoav Stern, Haaretz Correspondent
Syria has rejected calls by President Shimon Peres and Defense Minister Ehud Barak to pursue the 2002 Saudi peace initiative, a plan touted by the moderate Arab elements across the Middle East.
The initiative, a broad proposal for a comprehensive solution to the Arab-Israeli conflict, calls for Israel's withdrawal from territories captured in 1967 in return from normalized relations with the Arab world.
Syrian embassy spokesman in London Jihad Makdissi called Israel's recent revival of the initiative "another attempt to bluff and evade peace."
Makdissi made his remarks in a letter to leading Syrian blog Syria comment. In his letter, he said that any pan-Arab initiative would not let anyone but Syria negotiate with Israel over the fate of the Golan Heights, which Israel captured from Syria in the 1967 Six-Day War.
"As for the notion of weakening Syria and its allies simply by reviving the Arab peace initiative," the Syrian official wrote, "it is not consistent at all because any Pan Arab initiative will not enable any Arab country to negotiate on the Golan on behalf of Syria because comprehensiveness is the broader political umbrella for all tracks and not the substitution."
"All Israeli leaders negotiated with Syria starting with Shamir, until Olmert (whether directly or indirectly), none of them had a clear vision for peace with Syria or genuine conviction of peace per se, except maybe Rabin" Makdissi went on to say.

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