“Returning” the Golan Heights to Syria, from whom the land was captured following the Six Day War in 1967 is probably not such a smart notion. Not today. Not tomorrow. Perhaps nor the day after tomorrow would it be a good notion to cede land to Syria.
Here is what Israel can do to honor justice:
They can donate apples to the Syrians. Actually, 12,000 tons were transferred by IDF forces across the border via the Quneitra crossing.
These apples, grown in the Golan Heights by Druze farmers, carry diplomatic significance:
“Each apple equals assistance to Druze farmers on both sides of the border..”
explained Captain Adham Rad, commander of the Quneitra crossing.
“Some Druze families are separated by the borderâ€¦and Israel, showing its desire for peace, works to accommodate their needs, making sure they lead normal lives.”
Israeli authorities approved the project that began six years ago, and the Red Cross is the neutral envoy required for launching the project.
The Red Cross has representatives on either side of the border and supplies the trucks and Kenyan drivers who transfer the apples from Israeli to Syrian trucks. Then, from Syria, the apples are marketed to Persian Gulf countries.
The videos below are about as close as you would want to be to Syria, under Baath Party control, these days: