Syria: Peres Offered Golan for Breaking Ties with Iran
Syrian President Bashar Assad has claimed that President Shimon Peres delivered a letter through the president of Russia that
Assad’s claim was supposedly delivered by Russian President Dmitry Medvedev, whom President Peres met in
Half of the Golan Heights is populated by Jews and the other half by Druze, and the area shares the same status of
Officials at the President's Residence explained that President Peres told Medvedev that
Most of the Western world considers the Golan Heights ”occupied” by Israel, and U.S. President Barack Obama has said he wants to see a total regional Middle East peace that includes a new Palestinian Authority state, Syria and the entire Arab League.
Either by coincidence or not, Assad’s claim comes one day after Iran, Brazil and Turkey negotiated a deal for Tehran to ship its nuclear reactors' low-grade enriched uranium to Turkey in return for fuel rods for “medical research.” Western leaders have rejected the deal because it stipulates that
President Shimon Peres had told Medvedev, "We are reaching our hand out for peace with
Reacting to the report, freshman Likud MK Yariv Levin said, "If such an offer was made, it's hallucinatory and degrading", adding that "the Oslo road, from honorable President Peres' house of study, by ceding our rights on the land in an attempt to buy imaginary calm, has failed completely and must not be repeated."