Syria is rejecting rumours of behind-the-scenes peace talks with Israel. Syria’s Ambassador to the UN says there are no secret talks, and Syria isn’t ashamed of negotiating with Israel.
It has called for Israel to return to the negotiating table and talk publicly. Syria clearly fears more broken promises from Olmert.
Syria has been calling for peace talks for the past seven years – they were ignored. Now Israel suddenly comes up with the idea of peace talks and it is portrayed as a ‘test’ of Syria’s commitment to peace.
Well, here’s the real test. Come out and talk publicly, oh Olmert the peacemaker, instead of living in the shadows that you have inhabited for so long.