News Briefs

  11/14/2011, Cheshvan 17, 5772

‘Israel Paid Syria $100 Million for Golan,’ says Sadat Aide

Israel paid Syrian President Bashar Assad’s grand-uncle $100 million for the Golan Heights before the Six-Day War in 1967, says a former close friend to assassinated Egyptian president Anwar Sadat.

Dr. Mahmoud Jame’ said Sadat was briefed on the deal, according to the Jordanian-based Albawaba website.