[Marxism] PL: Israel and Syria to Continue Talks
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Wed Jun 11 20:26:02 MDT 2008
Israel and Syria to Continue Talks
By Tomas Armenteros Crespo
Tel Aviv, Jun 11 (Prensa Latina) Representatives of Israel and Syria
will continue their indirect peace conversations next week, possibly
in Turkish soil, as reported by official sources here Wednesday.
The two parties announced the exchange three weeks ago, and the
mediation was made by Turkish authorities.
Mark Regev, a spokesman for Israel's Prime Minister Ehud Olmert, said
that the Israeli government would keep its position to continue the
Two Israeli officials, Shalom Turgemen and Yoram Turbowitz, will go
to Turkey next week for conversations with Syrian representatives.
The center of the bilateral discussions will probably be the return
of the Heights of Golan, which is a key topic to open a peace
The position of the Heights of Golan, which is strategic for both
countries, was taken by the Israeli Army in June 1967, and its
annexation was voted at the Israeli Parliament (Knesset) in 1981.
Nevertheless, no one accepted to get deeper on the topics to be
debated in the negotiations after eight years of interruption.
The possible results of the conversations with Damascus are submitted
to what happens with Ehud Olmert, who can conclude his mandate
abruptly because of the opening of a judicial process for corruption.
WALTER LIPPMANN, CubaNews
Los Angeles, California
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