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  • On the Austrian Troops Affair

    By Shmuel Rosner

    June 20, 2013 | 7:52 am

    Some house cleaning-

    Last week I wrote an article about Austria pulling its forces from the Golan Heights. Read it in full here, or the following two short paragraphs:

    The immediate lesson, for Israel, is that it can trust none but its own forces to protect its borders. The...

  • Golan fighting spells more Syria trouble for Israel

    June 7, 2013 | 9:15 am

    Brush fires from stray mortar bombs were still ablaze on the occupied Golan Heights on Friday as Israeli farmers returned to their fields, a day after battles in Syria's civil war reached a U.N.-manned border crossing.

    Once the smoke clears, Israel could find itself facing more...

  • Report: Netanyahu agreed to give entire Golan to Syria

    October 12, 2012 | 11:57 am

    Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu agreed in principle in 2010 to give back the Golan Heights to Syria, the Israeli daily Yediot Achronot reported.

    The daily quotes unnamed American sources as saying that in 2010 “Netanyahu agreed to a full withdrawal from the Golan, to...

  • August 15, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 15, 2012 | 2:03 am

    In-depth

    Israel Should Retake Philadelphi

    Daniel Mandel of Algemeiner argues that Israel should take dramatic action in Sinai to stem the wave of violence emanating from there.

    [T]he case is strong: without having to clash with an internationally recognized regime holding...

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  • Assad moves forces from Golan to suppress violence

    July 18, 2012 | 2:31 pm

    Syria’s defense minster and several other government officials were killed or hurt by a suicide bomber in Damascus, a day after Israel’s army intelligence chief said that President Bashar Assad had moved his troops from the Golan Heights to the capital.

    Also killed in Wednesday’s...

  • Anger greets Olmert’s concessions on Golan, West Bank, Iran

    By Leslie Susser

    October 6, 2008 | 7:32 pm

    JERUSALEM (JTA)—A Rosh Hashanah-eve interview in which outgoing Prime Minister Ehud Olmert said Israel should give up the Golan Heights for peace with Syria and nearly all of the West Bank for peace with the Palestinians has sparked a political storm in Israel.

    Prime...

  • Israeli talks with Syrians make sense

    May 29, 2008 | 2:30 pm

    Dore Gold, a former official in several Likud governments, is appalled at reports that the Israeli government has entered into serious negotiations with Syria.

    "In a period in which Iran is on the march and extending its influence from Lebanon to Iraq, for Israel to consider giving...

  • U.S., Iran are obstacles in new Israel-Syria talks

    By Leslie Susser

    May 28, 2008 | 10:54 pm

    In their sixth major peacemaking effort since the unsuccessful 1991 Madrid peace conference, Israeli and Syrian negotiators face even tougher challenges than their failed predecessors.

    All the old questions -- borders, security arrangements, the nature of the peace, water, the...

  • Golan Under Development

    By Tom Tugend

    January 17, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    What is the safest place in Israel?

    The answer, according to Ronnie Lotan, is the Golan, which hasn't had a single terrorist incident since the Heights, captured in 1967, were formally annexed to Israel 20 years ago.

    Lotan, an avuncular looking man of 55, was in town to help organize...

  • Community Groups Weigh in on Golan

    By Tom Tugend

    February 3, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Bennett Zimmerman, a buttoned-down investment fund manager by day, stood up at the end of an evening's conversation and removed his shirt to reveal a T-shirt with bold Hebrew letters spelling out Ha'am im HaGolan -- The People are with the Golan.

    Although negotiations between Israel...

  • Barak’s Battles

    By Eric Silver

    January 13, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    Ehud Barak is going to have a hard time persuading the Israeli voters to endorse any deal with Syria that entails a withdrawal from most or all of the Golan Heights. The public is drifting away from the prime minister. So far.

    On Monday night, more than 100,000 demonstrators gathered...

  • The Settlers of Golan

    By Avi Machlis

    December 16, 1999 | 7:00 pm

    Emotions ranging from hope to uncertainty to anger fill the 16,000 Golan Heights residents as their fate is again the topic of Israeli-Syrian peace talks.

    Negotiations resumed Wednesday in Washington, and residents here know that the price for peace with Syria is likely to be the...

  • The Golan Debate Reaches New Heights

    By Avi Machlis

    September 16, 1999 | 8:00 pm

    Rosh Hashanah may be a time of year when Jews around the world pray for peace, but for the 16,000 Jewish residents of the Golan Heights, those prayers were somewhat more difficult to recite this year.

    They know that the price for peace with Syria is likely to be the return of all or...