I note many comments to the article on Haaretz’s site treat this nonsense with the contempt it deserves.
In the present climate one wonders how long it will be before someone who should know better will repeat it. After all, was it that long ago that talk of a “Jewish Lobby” was met with derision and laughter? Now it is common currency (see today’s Guardian that refers to it in a story as if the term reflected reality as opposed to several different groups often in opposition to each other within and without).
what Qu’daffi really meant, no doubt, is that there’s no genocide being perpetrated against black Darfurians by the lighter skinned Janjaweed at the behest of the government in Khartoum, aided and abetted by China. It’s a fabrication of the Zionists to villify a noble Sharia state and distract the world from Gaza, and other crimes of the Zionist entity.
I am astonished that anyone finds this surprising. About three years ago I saw a discussion on the Today Programme messageboards on the problems of the DR Congo where the balance of opinion, save for about three posts, blamed Israel, Mossad and “the Zionist Ridley.”