Crackpot dictator calls for one-state solution

08.12.03

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi is calling for a one-state solution to the Israeli-Palestinian conflict:

Libyan dictator Muammar Gaddafi has published a “white book” outlining his ideas for a resolution of the Middle East conflict. Gaddafi’s plan for a bi-national Jewish-Muslim state, to be called “Israstine,” is presented on a Hebrew language website in an attempt to promote his vision for peace directly to the Israeli public.

According to the website, Gaddafi’s Israstine state would be based on the following basic principles:

– Return of Palestinian refugees to their land

– A multi-national state, based on the Lebanese model

– Free elections, under UN supervision

– Joint Jewish-Palestinian parliament

– Total dismantling of weapons in Middle East

As tempting as it is to dismiss this crackpot idea, it should be noted that this has been the de facto policy of the Palestinians, the surrounding Arab states, and their advocates since 1948 or earlier. It hasn’t wavered. They all know full well that “Israstine” would take about 10 seconds to become Palestine, another Arab dictatorship and Muslim theocracy that expels its Jews or relegates them to second-class citizenship. Whoosh! Bye-bye Israel. That’s been their wet dream for as long as Arafat’s uniform has sported the map of “Palestine” as being the entire area of Israel.

Gaddafi’s willingness to admit this in the press, and even to publish it on a Hebrew-language website, shows how bold the Arab leaders have become of late. They’ve realized they can openly call for Israel’s destruction and the world will continue to support them, and throw them bones. This coming from Lybia, a brutal dictatorship with one of the worst human rights records in the world, and with no diplomatic ties with Israel. The same Lybia that chairs the UN Human Rights Commission.

In a backwards world, dictators can call for “one-state solutions” and nobody blinks an eyelash. The Palestinians can continue to blame Israel while refusing to take a single step on their cherished road map, and the world sympathizes. Innocent Israelis keep dying and the world blames them.

Well, hear this: “Israstine” will never, ever exist. Israel will keep on defending herself – alone and isolated if necessary – for as long as it takes until the world accepts the fact that the Jewish People have a state and it’s here for good.

{ 6 comments… read them below or add one }

1 Jonny 08.12.03 at 6:56 PM

Gaddafi’s been saying that for a while now.

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2 Advanced Calculus 08.14.03 at 3:49 PM

The problem is that the Arabs are patient…It took them a couple of hundred years to get rid of the Crusaders. So they really have no incentive to make peace with the Israelis. For them a ceasefire is just an opportunity to re-group and get ready for the next phase of combat. This is an ethnic fight and won’t be alleviated by so-called democracy. All in all, a very unpleasant business.

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3 Hanthala 08.14.03 at 7:33 PM

“This is an ethnic fight and won’t be alleviated by so-called democracy.”

???

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4 Advanced Calculus 08.15.03 at 12:09 AM

What I mean is even if you somehow transformed the Palestinian Authority into a democratic régime, it would not change the situation: The Palestinian support for the fight against Israel, unfortunately, is not one that is just supported by small groups of Palestinians, it is popular with the Palestinians.

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5 jaz 08.15.03 at 2:40 PM

But the pals will want to call it Palesrel.

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6 Hanthala 08.16.03 at 9:01 PM

“The Palestinian support for the fight against Israel, unfortunately, is not one that is just supported by small groups of Palestinians, it is popular with the Palestinians.”

Yep, and a hell of a lot of other people besides the Palestinians think that they should keep fighting Israel. The disagreement is over the ways in which to do so, not the fact that occupation needs to be resisted or that the Palestinian people should be free.

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