Should Israel return the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for peace?

Should Israel return the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for peace?


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starman

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Jan 2014
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Connecticut
If Golan is used to mount attacks on neighbor as Syria did, such international law if it exists, is not binding.
Do you think Egypt's Sinai was not used to mount attacks on that same neighbor?
 

starman

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Jan 2014
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Connecticut
I know you have a thing about Israel but you missed that it's now part of the coalition with the other Gulf States against Iranian influence.
It's a pretty tenuous coalition. Iranian influence might be rolled back, to an extent, by Iraq's new leadership, and the greater efficacy of Russian intervention in Syria.
Throughout the history of the modern Mideast all inter-muslim conflicts turned out to be temporary. Only the struggle with Israel is perennial.
 

Dreamhunter

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Jun 2012
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It's a pretty tenuous coalition.
That's if one can call it a 'coalition' at all. A coalition is an alliance founded on something solid that multiple parties can coalesce on. In that one case there is nothing. Absolute nothing. Other than thin air.
 

zincwarrior

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Jun 2012
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Texas
That's if one can call it a 'coalition' at all. A coalition is an alliance founded on something solid that multiple parties can coalesce on. In that one case there is nothing. Absolute nothing. Other than thin air.
Incorrect, fear of Iran.
 

zincwarrior

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Jun 2012
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It's a pretty tenuous coalition. Iranian influence might be rolled back, to an extent, by Iraq's new leadership, and the greater efficacy of Russian intervention in Syria.
Throughout the history of the modern Mideast all inter-muslim conflicts turned out to be temporary. Only the struggle with Israel is perennial.
Inter Muslims conflicts, and conflict in general have been a staple of the region since humans wandered into the area.
 

starman

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Jan 2014
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Connecticut
Inter Muslims conflicts, and conflict in general have been a staple of the region since humans wandered into the area.
Of course. But it's still noteworthy that all Near East conflicts post WWII have been temporary affairs. (Thirty years ago, Iran and Iraq were locked in a desperate and bloody conflict. Lately relations have been quite different.)Only the arab/muslim vs Israel conflict appears lasting.
 
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starman

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Jan 2014
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Connecticut
That's if one can call it a 'coalition' at all. A coalition is an alliance founded on something solid that multiple parties can coalesce on. In that one case there is nothing. Absolute nothing. Other than thin air.

I wouldn't say absolutely nothing.:) There is Iran. Look at history though. From 1963-67 Egypt and Saudi Arabia were rivals backing different sides in the Yemen war. In 1967, after Nasser challenged Israel, even the Saudis fell in with him. And when the US backed Israel in '73, they imposed an embargo on the US despite its earlier help in containing Nasser.
 

kandal

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Aug 2015
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Do you think Egypt's Sinai was not used to mount attacks on that same neighbor?
Before giving back Sinai, Egypt signed a peace treaty with Israel stating that it will never use Sinai again for attacks against Israel.