Syria’s ambassador to the United States called on Israel to make peace with his country.
“We desire to end this state of war between us, to conclude peace between two states and to recognize each other,” Imad Moustapha told Americans for Peace Now.
“Let us sit together let us make peace, let us end once and for all the state of war. The negotiations are a historic opportunity for Israel to make peace, not just with Syria and Lebanon, but with the whole Arab world.”
Israeli analysts saw significance in the comments, describing the ambassador as a confidant of Syrian President Bashar Assad.
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