|Switzerland admits Syria-Israel mediation|
|Written by Chris Perver|
|Sunday, 21 January 2007 17:00|
|Last week it was revealed that Israel, Syria and European Union had been engaged in secret negotiations on a possible peace deal regarding the Golan Heights. Ibrahim Suleiman, a Syrian American, who helped engineer the talks, told YNet News that Israel was offered a definitive peace deal last year but was turned down. The meetings were undertaken with the consent of the Americans, Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon, and the Syrian government, but both parties later denied that any agreement was made. The Haaretz news organization was provided with the details of the secret talks, so long as they did not divulge the identity of the two Israeli diplomats and the mysterious EU mediator. Well today it has been revealed that Switzerland was the state in which the secretive meetings took place, and we have been given further clues as to who this mystery person is... |
Quote: "Switzerland served as a mediator in informal talks between Israeli and Syrian representatives, which were first reported in Haaretz last week, Swiss Foreign Minister and Federal Councillor Micheline Calmy-Ray said Monday. "Switzerland was the mediator in the talks that were reported in the media," said Calmy-Ray. She added that the individual who mediated between sides in the talks is currently in Syria. It was reported in recent days that the senior European official who was involved in secret talks between Israel and Syria held a long meeting with Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's chief of staff, Yoram Turbowicz, during the second Lebanon war... Before the meeting, the European official visited Damascus several times with Syrian-American businessman Ibrahim Suleiman, who was the Syrian representative in the talks with Liel. Their last meeting took place 10 days after the war began.
They're not giving away much, are they?
1) It's a male.
I don't know where Solana is right now, but Syria was not on his official schedule for his four day tour of the Middle East. YNet News has also revealed that this European diplomat is a super statesman, just like the Antichrist will be...
Quote: "Speaking to reporters at the Netanya Academic College last week, Dr. Liel admitted that the talks were mediated by a European country, whose identity he refused to divulge. "Our only way of ascertaining that our counterparts were serious was sending someone to Damascus nearly every month to verify this," Liel explained. He described the mediator as "a super-professional, super responsible European dignitary."