By Prensa Latina
Tel Aviv : Israel’s Prime Minister Ehud Olmert announced on Wednesday that he is willing to resume peace talks with Syria, informed official sources.
The Israeli government has been insisting for months in holding talks with Damascus if it breaks up relations with the Palestinian Islamic Resistance Movement, Hamas, and the Lebanese Hezbollah, recalled the media.
On the other hand, Syria holds that Tel Aviv’s proposal will only be viable if the return of the Golan Heights, occupied by Israel during the Six Day War in 1967, is openly discussed.
The Syrian government also announced that it will never accept secret talks and will only accept that meeting with the participation of other country as mediator.
Olmert´s statements were made during an exchange with US Republican Senator for Pennsylvania Arlen Spector on a visit to Israel.