Israel-Syria relations

Claim: Assad Offers Netanyahu Quiet for Staying Out of Syria Conflict

TEL AVIV – An Arab American news site on Friday claimed that Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was told by Syrian President Bashar al-Assad that he was committed to keeping the ceasefire with Israel and that the Golan would remain a demilitarized zone just as long as the Israeli prime minister doesn’t join the efforts to oust Assad.


Israel Treads Carefully With Claim To Golan

(AP) – Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu has sparked a new diplomatic brushfire by declaring that the Golan Heights, seized from Syria in the 1967 Six Day War, is and should remain “under Israel’s sovereignty permanently.”

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (C) poses with ministers prior to the weekly cabinet meeting in the Israeli-annexed Golan Heights on April 17, 2016.

Israel Sees Both Risks And Benefits From Syrian Chaos

In a hospital in northern Israel, wounded Syrian rebel Malek is waiting until he is well enough to pick up his gun again to battle President Bashar al-Assad’s regime. “I will return to Syria and fight until Assad is gone,”

Syrian volunteers and their relatives wave the national flag and portraits of President Bashar al-Assad as they celebrate at the end of a paramilitary training conducted by the Syrian army in al-Qtaifeh, 50 kms north of the capital Damascus on February 22, 2016.