Just days after Obama’s court Jews claimed fruitful negotiations with the Syrian dictator, Assad publicly connected Israeli-Syrian peace to Israeli-Palestinian peace. Leftist Israeli politicians had hoped to do things the other way around: to sign a peace treaty with Syria, somehow end its support for Hamas, and so reach peace with thus moderated Palestinians.
Israeli-Palestinian peace, at least a real one, is impossible while there is a state of belligerence with Syria, and while it continues to support Palestinian terrorists.
Assad’s policy is this: Israel cedes the Golan Heights without a peace treaty, then Syria undertakes to maybe cut its support for Hamas, which offers a way to Israeli-Palestinian peace (unlikely), and only then would Syria entertain Israeli peace overtures. In short, Syria wants the Golan Heights, but not peace.