Vicious British MP George Galloway refuses to debate Israeli: ‘I don’t recognize Israel’

That is exactly what he did. During a debate at Christ Church College, Oxford, Galloway stormed out of the room upon learning that his would-be opponent was an Israeli citizen. His explanation? “I don’t recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israel.”

Galloway, a noxious anti-Semite and member of the British Respect Party (yes, Respect Party), confronted his critics on Twitter:

@segal_matt I don’t debate with Israelis or speak to their media. If Israelis want to speak about Palestine they can talk to the PLO

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 20, 2013

@georgegalloway Why do u have such a policy of not debating the very people you disagree with? Hardly a good example to set Oxford students?

— Peter Byrom (@PeterByrom) February 20, 2013

@georgegalloway set a great example to Oxford students tonight by storming out of a debate on the grounds of opponent’s nationality. Respect

— Calum Miller (@DoveTheology) February 20, 2013

Any word from @georgegalloway as to why he refused to debate @eylon_al? oxford.tab.co.uk/2013/02/20/exc… (via @davidbutler100)

— Alon Or-bach (@alonorbach) February 20, 2013

@alonorbach No recognition of Israel. No normalisation. Christ Church never informed us the debate would be with an Israeli. Simple.

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 20, 2013

@georgegalloway your blurb describes you as pro-equality yet you refuse to debate someone on the grounds of their nationality #xenophobic

— Ben Simon (@BenjaminSimon1) February 21, 2013

@benjaminsimon1 no recognition no normalisation. Boycott divestment sanctions. No playing with Apartheid Israël

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 21, 2013

@georgegalloway @alonorbach Sounds like a sensible strategy for peace to me…

— Ben Goldstein (@bgolds12) February 21, 2013

@bgolds12 no Justice no Peace

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 21, 2013

@are_eb I never debate with Israelis. If there is an Israeli speaker at Kings he won’t be debating with me

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 21, 2013

Israel: simple, No recognition No normalisation. Just Boycott, divestment, sanctions. Like Apartheid SA. No Apartheid in Israel-Palestine.

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 21, 2013

Pure poison.

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Update:

George is getting tired of his critics:

Note to Israel supporters: people in Britain are becoming tired of being accused of anti-semitism because they oppose Israel’s crimes.

— George Galloway (@georgegalloway) February 21, 2013

Don’t like being accused of anti-Semitism, George? Then don’t be an anti-Semite.

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