Kadhafi Opposed to Arab Summit Unless it Calls for war
Libyan leader Moammer Kadhafi on Friday said he was opposed to an Arab summit unless it would lead to a declaration of war on Israel or an economic boycott of the Jewish state.
Earlier, he was quoted as saying that the conflict between Israel and the Palestinians carries all the risks of remaining unresolved forever.
"If we wait for peace between the two states, we will have to wait until the end of time," he said.
He said in an interview, published in the latest edition of the Italian news magazine Panorama after Kadhafi denounced Israel's "unjustified provocative" action in the Palestinian territories during a visit to Jordan Wednesday.
The weeklong unrest had killed nearly 80 people by Friday.
Khadafi and Jordan's King Abdullah also expressed support for the Palestinian people "in their endeavor to recover their legitimate rights on their national soil and the establishment of an independent state with east Jerusalem as its capital."
In the interview Khadafi said Israelis and Palestinians "have not yet understood that states cannot be built on the basis of ethnic and religious principles."
The issue is not, which of the two peoples is right or wrong, he said. "These people are still fighting to search and establish land and identities. But they don't know yet who they are," he added, calling their endeavor "anachronistic and dangerous" and Israel a "surreal state for ever.
"Its citizens will never be citizens of the world but only citizens of the places where they are investing."
Khadafi predicted that "the US-Zionist alliance will fall apart because the colonialist hunger of both countries is reactionary and will eventually turn them against each other.
"Jews manipulate America but sooner or later Washington will have to give up on Jerusalem, just as Moscow gave up on East Germany," he continued. "When that happens, the conflict between the two countries will be terrible." - ROME (AFP)
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