Thursday, July 31, 2008

Could peace break out between Israel and Syria

Well it seems there are still a few people around that think peace is possible - though we get increasingly doubtful here at NCF. Thank God for the optimists. Here is something forwarded to us by ATFP:

By Janine Zacharia Bloomberg News, International Herald Tribune
Published: July 29, 2008

WASHINGTON: Israel and Syria have suddenly found fresh reasons to try to make peace after eight years of stalemate. President Bashar al-Assad of Syria, concerned about the survival of his regime, wants to reap the political and economic benefits of ending his nation's isolation from the West.
Prime Minister Ehud Olmert of Israel, mindful of his own precarious political future, seeks to wrest Syria out of Iran's orbit and stop it from funneling weapons to the Lebanese group Hezbollah, which used them against Israel in the 2006 war.


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