Israel wants Syria’s submission

Even if Israel accepts to return the Golan Heights, Israel won’t abandon its nuclear weapons which clearly threaten Syria and the Arab world. Israel, despite being the aggressor, will refuse to put listening posts inside its territory to forewarn Syrians of future Israeli attacks. The aggressor expects, on the other hand, the victim to allow being monitored.

Arabs have become so terrorized by Israel that even basic balance, like this minimally fair demand, have ceased to cross one’s mind … forgetting that it is the powerful aggressor’s actions that should be monitored not those of its much weaker victim.

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Israeli counter-arguments to above objection


If Israel has nuclear capabilities, it can certainly be said that in at least one major war fought against Israel, it did not and has never used these alleged ultimate weapons.

Peace will not occur as long as each side defines itself as the victim, and the other the aggressor. We must get beyond that (regardless of the “objective truth”). Peace will only be reached by parties that are willing to trust one another, or to take a chance on trusting one another.

As part of the give-and-take that must occur in negotiations, Israelis will demand tangibles in return for the Golan Heights. Today, “Peace” is not enough. Actual physical assurances are also necessary. Syria will receive the actual physical territory back. Israel will have paid the price. Fearful Israelis want Peace to be made in greater payments, including ones less comfortable for the Syrians to pay, such as early-warning stations, disproportionate disengagement (demobilization) of troops between the Golan and Damascus, etc.

These are mainly intended to dissolve rational or irrational concerns many Israelis still have towards Syria and its intentions.


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