Wednesday, February 20, 2013

George Galloway storms out of debate after learning his opponent was Israeli

Its a moment of appalling intolerance, from a man who's made it a career choice. George Galloway, from the UK's "Respect" party, stormed out of Christ Church after learning that the student he was facing in the debate was Israeli. In spite of Omar Barghouti's claim that the BDS movement targets institutions, not individuals, George argrily tweeted:

From the Cherwell website:

George Galloway, the Respect MP for Bradford West, has been accused by Oxford students of anti-semitism.

Mr Galloway “stormed out” of a debate at Christ Church on Wednesday evening, upon finding out that his opponent, Eylon Aslan-Levy, a third-year PPEist at Brasenose, was an Israeli citizen.
Mr Galloway had spoken for ten minutes in favour of the motion 'Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank', before giving way to Aslan-Levy.

Less than three minutes into Aslan-Levy’s speech against the motion, Galloway was made aware that his opponent was an Israeli citizen.

“I have been misled,” Mr Galloway then commented, interrupting Aslan-Levy’s speech. “I don’t debate with Israelis”. He then left the room with his wife, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, and was escorted out of Christ Church by a college porter. When prompted to explain why Aslan-Levy’s nationality prompted him to abandon the debate, Galloway stated that “I don't recognize Israeli citizens.”

After the debate Aslan-Levy said that "I am appalled that an MP would storm out of a debate with me for no reason other than my heritage.
"To refuse to talk to someone just because of their nationality is pure racism, and totally unacceptable for a member of parliament."
Mahmood Naji, the organiser of the debate, told Cherwell that he "condemned Mr Galloway's walkout, on the basis of his opponent's nationality."
He went on to deny that he had "misled" the MP. "At no point during my email exchange with Mr Galloway's secretary was Eylon's nationality ever brought up or mentioned." He added, "nor do I expect to have to tell the speaker what his opponent's nationality is."
Cowardice and intolerance is a hallmark of the anti-Israel Cru. Just a few weeks earlier, Nancy Kricorian of Code Pink  hung up on a TV interview after she learned a representative of the Jewish community would also  be speaking

A clip of George Galloway's  very public tantrum can be viewed on youtube.

Thanks to our friends at CIF Watch for the reminder of these "Best of George Galloway" moments.  Apologies for the clip show.

George Galloway giving cash to the Hamas terror group in Gaza:

George Galloway fawning over Saddam Hussein:


Shlomo Ben Hungstien said...

if you do a search on Youtube or Google with the keys words george galloway hamas or george galloway bashar al assad (feel free to insert other arab tyrant name) you'll see that he is a tireless defender of islamic terror groups and arab tyrants. but yet he won't even so much as a debate an Israeli. galloway typifies the fanatical hatred of all things not just Israel but of Western Civilization. it's no wonder he is so loved by anti-Semites and other terror apologists.

Gary Fouse said...

When Galloway came to UC Irvine in 2009 he called me a liar when I recited the anti-Jewish chants at protests in LA and Ft Lauderdale. Stand With Us produced a video with the documented incidents linked to galloway's statement.

Galloway is a psycho.