Shimon Peres expressed skepticism that Israel’s war with Hezbollah would open the door for renewed negotiations with Syria. The window for peace talks “is open from the Israeli side and closed from the Syrian side,” Israel’s deputy prime minister told reporters Thursday in New York. Earlier this week, Israel’s defense minister, Amir Peretz, said Israel should lay the groundwork for negotiations with Syria.
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