English home Forum Photo Gallery Features Newsletter Archive   About US Help Site Map
- Newsletter
- Online Community
- China Biz Info
- News Archive
- Feedback
- Voices of Readers
- Weather Forecast
 RSS Feeds
- China 
- Business 
- World 
- Sci-Edu 
- Culture/Life 
- Sports 
- Photos 
- Most Popular 
- FM Briefings 
 About China
- China at a glance
- China in brief 2004
- Chinese history
- Constitution
- Laws & regulations
- CPC & state organs
- Ethnic minorities
- Selected Works of Deng Xiaoping

Home >> World
UPDATED: 20:06, June 08, 2007
Israel willing to return Golan for peace with Syria: report
font size    

Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert secretly told Syrian President Bashar Assad that Israel would give up the Golan Heights in return for peace with Damascus, local daily Yedioth Ahronoth reported Friday.

The report said Olmert sent messages via German and Turkish diplomats to Assad, indicating that Israel was willing to give up the Golan in exchange for a direct negotiation and the severing of Syrian's alliance with Iran and terror groups in the region.

Syria has not responded to the offer, except for a few declaration of willingness to enter the negotiation, the report said.

A Syrian diplomat in London denied the report, saying that Damascus had not received any invitation from Israel to open negotiations, Israel Radio reported.

It was further reported that during a phone conversation with U. S. President George W. Bush last month, Olmert said he had decided to look into the possibility of renewing negotiations with Syria.

Bush responded that U.S. would not stand in Israel's way. However, some of Olmert's aids worried that the renewal of peace talks with Syria would hurt the relationship with the United States.

In recent weeks it has been reported that the Olmert government was looking into different options for negotiations with Syria.

Meanwhile, the concerns over war danger on northern front are running high after Israeli Military Intelligence found that Assad is well placed to carry out a surprise attack on the Golan Heights, which was seized during the 1967 Six-Day War.

Source: Xinhua

Comments on the story Comment on the story Recommend to friends Tell a friend Print friendly Version Print friendly format Save to disk Save this

- Text Version
- RSS Feeds
- China Forum
- Newsletter
- People's Comment
- Most Popular
 Related News
Manufacturers, Exporters, Wholesalers - Global trade starts here.


Copyright by People's Daily Online, all rights reserved