What is the difference between the two? Jews are people who follow a particular religion,namely Judaism. Jews, like Muslims do not constitute a race -- nor a nationality. (Is this not the reason why there are European Jews, African Jews, Indian Jews, Arab Jews, etc?) A Zionist, on the other hand, is a follower of a particular ideology; he/she need not be a Jew: there are many Christian Zionists, for instance Joe Biden is one. Therefore, the distinction favoured by Gadhafy is very reasonable.
Abbas to urge UN to pressure Israel to permit entrance to Palestinian refugees from Syria (Haaretz)
from the article: Gadhafi to Arab MKs: I'm against Zionism, not Jews