Tuesday, December 06, 2005
Iran's threatened refusal to approve a new international humanitarian emblem that would benefit Israel's Magen David Adom is contemptible, but it doesn't seem to be in the same class as Syria's demands that their Red Crescent workers be allowed into the Golan Heights. In fact, since the Golan is still occupied Syrian territory, the Syrian demands seem quite reasonable. What's interesting to me is that Damascus says it wants the same deal on humanitarian non-interference Israel struck with the Palestinians. Does that mean Syria would not interfere with prospective Israeli humanitarian missions? Would such a move have any larger importance?