“Gaddafi may have been seeking a presence inside the the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, to support his project of forming “Isratine,” a [joint] Israeli-Palestinian state, as a means of solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.”
Of course, that would obliterate Israel as a Jewish state and make Jews a minority surrounded by people who have for decades been fed a steady diet of antisemitic propaganda in popular culture, and above all, in Islamic tradition and the Qur’an itself. And as always, there is the general imperative to wage jihad to impose Islamic law and subjugate unbelievers who do not convert to Islam (Qur’an 9:29).
Gee, could possibly go wrong from there? “Middle East: Libya ‘tried to recruit’ Jews to form party in Knesset,” from AdnKronos International, March 4:
Jerusalem, 4 March (AKI) – Libya in 2007 tired to recruit descendants of the Jewish Libyan diaspora to form a political party of Libyan Jews in the Israeli parliament, said Meir Kahlon, chairman of the World Organization of Libyan Jews, in an interview with the Jerusalem Post published on Friday.
Kahlon said that between 2005 and 2007, he and two other members of his group made trips to Amman, Jordan to meet a representative of Muammar Gaddafi’s government to discuss the issue of compensation for assets left behind during the Jewish emigration from Libya.
“He said that they could not give us money directly because we live in Israel, but they were willing to give us money if we were to form a Libyan political party,” said Kahlon.
“He didn’t say how much, and I can’t tell you the name of the official, but the offer was on the table.”
Members of the World Organization of Libyan Jews in 2005 met an official from Libya’s foreign ministry, according to the Jerusalem Post report. The meeting was arranged by an Israeli-Arab politician and raised hope that it could lead to compensation for Libyan Jews.
At the third meeting in 2007 the Libyan official told said that if a “Libyan political party” was formed, it might have been possible to bypass sanctions against Israel and pay compensation.
“I told him, in Israel, while we have many different political parties…we are one people,” Kahlon said said in the Jerusalem Post report. “I said to him that under no circumstances shall we form a Libyan party.”
Gaddafi may have been seeking a presence inside the the Knesset, the Israeli parliament, to support his project of forming Isratine,” a joing [sic] Israeli-Palestinian state, as a means of solving the Israeli-Palestinian conflict.
Kahlon told the Jerusalem Post that the meetings stopped after an international sanctions against Libya were lifted, allowing the North African country to emerge from diplomatic isolation.