What About A No Fly Zone for The Palestinians? The Penny Has Dropped
15 March 2011
By Gilad Atzmon
the Israelis in Gaza, when they moved into the Gaza
Strip, they moved in with tanks to fight such
extremists. It's the same thing here"
Muammar Gaddafi (France 24)
In the last few days the UN have paved the way for
a no-fly zone in Libya.
David Cameron and Barack Obama have also agreed to
draw up "the full spectrum" of military responses to
the crisis in Libya.
British PM David Cameron outlined his conversation
with Obama, saying "We have got to prepare for what we
might have to do if he [Gaddafi] goes on brutalising
his own people…"
I find myself overwhelmed by Cameron's humanist
stand -- it seems he really cares about the Libyan
And yet, I am left puzzled, for I have
never observed Cameron, Obama or the UN being so
touched in the same manner by the death of Palestinian
civilians, who are also butchered on a daily basis by
Israeli air raids. As it seems, in the quote above,
Muammar Gaddafi performs far more integrity than
Cameron, Obama and the UN. Gaddafi clearly manages to
question the Western moralist agenda. If the UN is so
enthusiastic to bomb Libya, shouldn't it really start
I would contend that for a moral interventional
argument to be justifiable, it must be primarily
grounded on moral integrity.
If America and Britain are, indeed, ‘morally
driven' why do they fail to protect the people of
Palestine? Why do they allow Israeli
airplanes decorated with Jewish symbols to drop bombs
in Gaza? Is it because Israeli bombs are kosher
But I guess that we already know the answers
-- First, they want the Libyan oil and moral
intervention is just a pretext for another oil war .
Second, the American and the British governments are
maintained financially by notorious Zionist lobbies:
In America it is AIPAC, and in Britain it is the CFI.
It becomes clear that if we want our leaders to save
this planet or at least to perform any kind of ethical
integrity, Jewish lobbies must be confronted.
I'd like to suggest to Cameron and Obama that if
they behaved morally for a change and imposed an
immediate no fly zone on Israel they could contribute
significantly to resolving one of the most dangerous
conflicts in the world today.
Such an act would also contribute to solving the
current energy crisis -- and most significantly, peace
might actually prevail.
The Penny Has Dropped
Ynet reported yesterday , that in a BBC global poll gauging attitudes towards
various countries worldwide, Israel came pretty much at the bottom -- There were
just three countries less popular than the Jewish State – Pakistan, North Korea
The Israelis must find it hard to accept that their state is one of the least
popular countries in the world. Seemingly, Zionism -- that presented itself as a
promise to bring about a civilised and lovable Jewish state -- has totally
In spite of relentless Hasbara efforts and the Jewish lobbies around the world,
the penny has dropped -- People out there see Israel for what it is : Just 21%
of those polled wordlwide expressed a positive opinion of Israel.
I guess that the message is clear -- the solidarity with the Palestinians is
about to become a tidal wave. Palestinian solidarity is the true meaning of
We are now a mass movement that is becoming increasingly aware of itself as