Deputy Prime Minister Shaul Mofaz toured the Golan Heights on Tuesday and addressed the negotiations. "At the moment, the renewal of the talks is in and of itself important, but the gap between talks and concessions is very wide," he said.
"We don't need to stir a frenzy over every expression of Syrian pining. The Syrians are not yet ready for peace, ceding the Heights would mean having the Iranians here, in the Golan Heights, overlooking the Sea of Galilee. The Syrians are up to their necks in terrorism, and we need to know if they are genuinely seeking peace," said Mofaz. (Hagai Einav)