Sunday, August 10, 2014

UK: MP declares Bradford an "Israel-free zone"

Two complaints were lodged against controversial British politician George Galloway, after he called for Bradford to be declared an “Israel-free zone,” the BBC reported Thursday. Galloway’s calls were being investigated by in order to determine whether they qualified as hate speech. 
Speaking during a meeting with activists on Saturday, the Respect MP urged the public to boycott Israel in response to its ongoing military campaign in the Gaza Strip. 
“We don’t want any Israeli goods; we don’t want any Israeli services; we don’t want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college,” Galloway said. 
“We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford even if any of them had thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel – and you have to do the same,” he told the audience.
More: Times of Israel

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