- Pointing out that â€œThe Golan â€¦ has been Israeli for 40 years, double the time it was in Syria’s hands..â€¦ It has neither a foreign people nor a demographic problem,â€? Nadav Shragai argues that the Golan should be seen as legitimately Israeli, not Syrian, and that it should thus not be used as a bargaining chip for peace. (Haaretz)
- Akiva Eldar looks at the broader question of how much Syria should reasonably be expected to do prior to peace discussions, and as part of a peace deal. (Haaretz)
- In the North, people assume that war will come again, but the government is not preparing them: â€œThe shelters are a painful subjectâ€¦In Maghar and in the Old City of Acre [Arab, and primarily Arab respectively], for example, not a single public shelter has been built since the war.â€? (Haaretz)
- The deputy commander of the northern front during the Second Lebanon War argues that Israel needs to do more to prevent war with Syria. (Ynet)
- Foreign Minister Livni argues against talks with Syria. (The Jerusalem Post)
- Majdi Halabi argues that Hizbullah’s control in Lebanonâ€™s south is absolute in civilian matters, and in military affairs. They are preparing for war which will surely come, he concludes. (Ynet)
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