Voltaire Network

Syrian National Coalition ready to make peace with Israel


According to one its leaders, Kamal al-Labwani, the Syrian National Coalition would be willing to conclude a peace deal with Israel: the Jewish state would step up its support for the Syrian opposition’s efforts to topple President al-Assad in exchange for giving up the Golan Heights.

The Golan Heights is a Syrian territory which has been occupied by Israel since the 1967 war. It was unilaterally annexed by the Jewish state in 1981, in violation of all the relevant UN resolutions. About 90,000 Syrians fled the region, while 7,000 still live there under Israeli occupation.

President Bashar al-Assad has always considered the return of the Golan Heights as the main objective of his diplomatic agenda.

The Syrian National Coalition is regarded by Westerners as the "legitimate representative of the Syrian people," although it mainly comprises the Muslim Brotherhood and representatives of Saudi Arabia.

Voltaire Network

Voltaire, international edition

Article licensed under Creative Commons

The articles on Voltaire Network may be freely reproduced provided the source is cited, their integrity is respected and they are not used for commercial purposes (license CC BY-NC-ND).

Support Voltaire Network

You visit this website to seek quality analysis that enables you to forge your own understanding of today’s world. In order to continue our work, we need you to support our efforts.
Help us by making a contribution.

How to participate in Voltaire Network?

The members of our team are all volunteers.
- Professional-level mother-tongue translators: you can help us by translating our articles.