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This Day in Syria

17 Januar, 2010 (16:22) | Politics | By: pooq

I think this blog is the Syrian version of those „this day in history websites“. So I am curious whether they would find a news for every day in history. And what would they post in the next year on the same day?

Well, actually there seems nothing important in the history today but on Decmber 15, 1999 there were „Peace Talks at Highest Level“ (link no longer found) taking place. „Syrian Foreign Minister Farouk al-Sharaa and Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Barak kicked off a round of peace talks in the United States“. These talk were hosted by US President Bill Clinton in the United States. These talk were the beginning and later leading into significant progress when Isreals Prime Minister Barak indicated that Isreal might „fully withdraw from the occupied Golan“.
Later likely under massive „domestic political pressure“ Barak weakened the agreement by claiming to extend the border at certain places to some degree and so to not fully but just partly withdraw.