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  Av 4, 5769 , 25/07/09

Report: "Unprecedented" Israel-Syria Breakthrough

A report in an Arab newspaper Saturday said that the visit of U.S. President Barack Obama's special envoy to the Middle East George Mitchell to Damascus presaged a major diplomatic breakthrough between Israel and Syria. Al Quds-Al Arabi quoted diplomatic sources as saying that the breakthrough was due to the "unprecedented and intensive" negotiations conducted by Mitchell.

According to the reports, Israel has indicated a willingness to withdraw from the entire Golan Heights in exchange for international defense guarantees, as well as guarantees regarding Syria's and Lebanon's relationship with Iran.

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