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  ניסן 24, 5768 , 29/04/08

Mofaz Warns: Giving Up Golan Means Inviting Iran

Surrendering the Golan Heights to Syria would mean placing "Iranians in the Golan Heights," Transportation and Road Safety Minister Shaul Mofaz (Kadima) told reporters in Washington on Monday after he met with American Secretary of State Condoleezza Rice. He warned, "Iran is gaining more and more power each year." The former Defense Minister in the Sharon government is visiting Washington as part of the American-Israeli strategic dialogue that takes place every six months.

A Syrian newspaper reported that Syrian President Bashar Assad said Israel is prepared to withdrawal from the Golan Heights in return for peace. Prime Minister Ehud Olmert has not denied or confirmed the report. He declared two years ago that he would never give way trhe strategic area so long as he is Prime Minister.

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