Sryian rebels want peace with Jewish state, minister says
JERUSALEM | An Israeli Cabinet minister said Wednesday that Syrian opposition leaders have told him they want peace with Israel after Syrian President Bashar Assad falls.
Israel and Syria are bitter enemies and have fought several major wars. Syria also backs violent antiIsrael groups.
Isaac Herzog, welfare minister and a member of parliament’s influence Foreign Affairs and Defense Committee, said Wednesday that the Syrian opposition want to “be friends” with Israel.
He refused to name his sources because he said they fear retribution by Mr. Assad.