Water is one of the scarcest resources in Israel. It is one of the most sensitive issues for all Israelis. Israelis believe Syria has tried in the past to alter and affect the flow of water to Israel. Syrian access to the Lake of Gallilee opens up still-fresh wounds. So is the thought of Syrian control of the water sources on the Golan. Syria’s environmental record is also worrisome, and we cannot trust that she will not mistreat water that ends up in Israel.