|FM Levy’s Statement upon Death of President Assad|
(Communicated by Foreign Ministry Spokesman)
Israel is mindful of the mourning of the people of Syria over the death of their leader, President Hafez al-Assad.
The president’s death marks the end of an era in the Middle East, and perhaps the beginning of a new era of hope.
We hope that the stability of Syria will be maintained, and that its commitment to peace will take on a constructive meaning.
Israel looks toward the future, and will welcome any new Syrian leadership which will create the conditions for a renewal of the peace process.