Syrian Foreign Affairs Minister Walid Muallem said that Israel does not desire peace. "There is no partner in Israel to make peace," Moallem said at a meeting in Damascus, denouncing what he called "the policy of colonization (of Palestinian territories) and Judaizing Jerusalem, and the embargo on the Gaza Strip."
"Israel and those who sponsor it assume sole responsibility for the freezing of the peace process," he added. Moallem replied thus to his Israeli counterpart Avigdor Lieberman, who had questioned Thursday the commitment to peace in Damascus during a visit to the Golan Heights. (AFP)