Israel’s top general said the Golan Heights would not be necessary for national security if there were peace with Syria. “Israel could defend itself from an alternative deployment line. But this would be on condition of peace, and of a responsible leadership being in charge in Syria,” Lt. Gen. Moshe Ya’alon told the London-based Arabic newspaper A-Sharq Al-Awsat on Tuesday, his last day as Israel’s chief of military staff.
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