by Moshe Arens
One might be inclined to brush off the recent verbal exchanges between Ehud Barak, Walid Moallem and Avigdor Lieberman as no more than Hamlet's "words, words, words" that have little meaningful content. Nevertheless, they are an indication of the thoughts running through the minds of
Let's start with our defense minister. Barak is saying that if Israel does not negotiate a peace agreement with Syria - one that would lead to the return of the Golan Heights to Syrian control - Israel is risking a war with Syria; that after such a war, we would simply return to the present situation and the need to negotiate a peace agreement with Syria and give up the Golan.
Really? Does that mean that in his opinion
Except that Assad knows better than that. He knows that a war with
One can only conclude that the avalanche of words by the leaders of
As for a sober assessment of the Israeli-Syrian situation, by all indications the Syrians continue to be deterred from attacking
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