Review Category : Syria

The Syrian Chessboard

Exactly 21 years ago, in November, 1994, during the heady days of the Oslo Accords, I cut my political teeth working against the stationing of U.S. troops on the Golan Heights. This seemingly innocuous move on the part of the American government under President Bill Clinton was in actuality a ruse to sweeten a bitter deal for an Israeli withdrawal from the Golan. I had the honor off working very closely with what the columnists Rowland Evans and Robert Novak ad called, “Likud’s Gang of Three”, Yoram Ettinger, Yossi Ben Aharon, and Yigal Carmon.

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