Thursday, December 07, 2006

Jay Bookman, ISG and Me

Jay Bookman is currently holding a live Q&A session on

I submitted the following:

Jay, one recommendation that is not getting much play in the press is number 16 which requires Israel to cede the Golan Heights to Syria in exchange for a secure peace agreement. In a document full of hail mary’s this seems to me to the longest ball. What do you think of the chances of Israel agreeing to this recommendation?

Jay's response:

To Griftdrift: Actually, if that occurred in the context of a larger peace agreement, as the ISG report envisions, I think Israel would indeed go along with returning the Golan to Syria sovereignty, if not to Syrian military control. Israel would have to be guaranteed that the strategically critical Golan Heights would not be militarized by Syria. In the ISG report, as I recall, they put conditions on the return, such as stationing of international or even US troops in the Golan as a guarantee for Israel. It’s still a longshot, but so is every hope for peace in that region. - Jay

Which leads me to my real point. How the hell does Jim Wooten have a so called "blog" and Jay doesn't?


Grayson: Atlanta, GA said...

Jay's likely yet another MSMer who doesn't "trust" the blogosphere. Very few do.

griftdrift said...

Damn their liberal hides!