Meron Golan, Israel - State of
SIGN POST POINT TO DAMASCUS ON TOP OF MERON GOLAN VIEWPOINT.
FILEPHOTO 15DEC99 - Syria urged Israel to show clear commitment to full withdrawal from the Golan Heights it occupied in 1967 and accept equal security arrangments during what it said could be decisive peace talks in the United States January 3. Picture shows a signpost showing that Damascus is a mere 60 kms from the Golan Heights as Israeli tourists view the border area between Israel and Syria December 15 from atop the Bental Mountain observation point. This area was an Israeli army observation post and it took ten years for the local Kibbutz to convince the army to relinquish the area for tourism purposes. One can see deep into Syria from this vantage point as well as almost the entire Golan Heights.