Report: Bush offers Golan Heights to Syria

Friday, October 17, 2008 |  Israel Today Staff

US President George W. Bush has reportedly offered to force Israel to fully surrender the Golan Heights and conduct a swift withdrawal from the strategic plateau if Syria will agree to sever ties to the regime of Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad.

That according to a report in the Kuwaiti newspaper al-Jareida on Friday.

A senior Palestinian Authority official told the newspaper that Bush made the offer in a handwritten letter that was given to Syrian President Bashar Assad by US officials earlier this week.

The report went on to note that Bush is eager to score some a diplomatic victory in the Middle East before his presidency ends, and with the Israeli-Palestinian peace process somewhat frozen as Israel tries to form a new government, forcing Jerusalem's hand on the Golan Heights appears the most viable option.

Want more news from Israel?
Click Here to sign up for our FREE daily email updates

Current Issue

Get Your Israel Today App Now!

Your Vacation Apartment in Jerusalem


For Information & Reservations:


TEL.: +972-2-6226881

Popular Posts

The "Christian Rabbi" Dies of a Heart Attack
Eckstein raised millions in...