Why we love Shaul Mofaz
Newsletter of the Israeli Embassy in Germany, February 4, 2005 (own translation):
Minister of Defense Mofaz meets Syrian figure
(...) A pleasant conversation developed between the two of them in the course of which the Minister of Defense asked the Syrian figure for his origin. "Do you know Syria?" the man asked to which Mofaz replied: "I know it very well." Mofaz went into details of whole Syrian geographical regions, including Damascus, the city of Humas and the border triangle with Iraq and Iran. The Syrian figure inquired where from Mofaz knew those regions and the Minister of Defense replied: "I have been travelling around there quite frequently, but not as a tourist. In times of peace I will come back in the daytime, too."