Where George Galloway Flees A Debate With An Israeli

Here’s what went down.

It’s pretty typical of the anti-Israel crowd to “champion” human rights and free speech, yet deem these principles irrelevant when it comes to Jews and Israelis.

Update: Here’s another recent example of the same phenomenon.


Israeli deputy ambassador to the UK Alon Roth-Snir was forced to abandon a talk at the University of Essex today after angry International Relations students voiced opposition to his presence.

Students said that Roth-Snir had been due to speak to a selected group in the Government Department, but was forced by protesters in the room to abandon his talk after only five minutes.

Nathan Bolton, the president of the Students’ Union, told The Electronic Intifada that a protest outside was attended by around 200-250 students, despite being organized with only two days notice.

An additional 20-30 students who had been issued with invitations disrupted the deputy ambassador’s talk inside the hall.

Not brainwashed

One member of staff present in the room told me that Roth-Snir had just started saying hello and thank you when he was interrupted by a student protesting: “we are not here to be brainwashed.”

The staff member told me students were “passionate and very measured.”

A Palestinian member of the Palestine solidarity society told me that the room was “90 percent pro-Palestine.” Students read from a prepared statement, calling Roth-Snir a war criminal.

Other students chimed in, all the while explaining why they were opposed to the presence of a representative of a human rights abuser like Israel on campus.

Bolton says that police were called and Roth-Snir was “rushed away” by security guards.

A further attempt to give his talk on “The state and terrorism” to an even smaller group of students also had to be abandoned after 10 minutes.

Update: While Galloway is not willing to debate a Jew Israeli, here is something he is willing to do.

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  • Inessa

    So sad and pathetic. Here’s the thing – Hamas don’t debate with Israelis either and they don’t recognize Israel. They should not expect to make demands of a country they don’t even recognize.

  • Susan

    Galloway is also quite the interpretive dancer https://www.youtube.com/watch?feature=player_embedded&v=LPI2ZZWbgok ROFLMAOOOOO Pathetic.

  • Jim from Iowa

    Really, what reasonable and fair-minded person would take George Galloway seriously?

    • Ido

      At a guess – anyone who voted him into parliament?

      • Jim from Iowa

        Well, the joke’s on them, isn’t it?

  • Gerald

    From Galloway’s Declaration of Interest as an MP;

    2. Remunerated employment, office, profession etc

    Payments from Al-Mayadeen TV, Beirut, for presenting two television programmes per month. Address: Jnah, Embassy Street, Ruby Bldg, Beirut 00961 1856080/90:

    Received £6,000 gross and two flight tickets with an estimated value of £1,500 for pre-recording two television programmes on 8 June 2012. Hours: 3 hrs plus travel. (Registered 20 June 2012)

    July 2012, received £6,000 gross and one return flight from London to Beirut; value £600. (Registered 2 August 2012)

    Received £6,000 gross and one return flight to Beirut, out 7 September and return 11 September 2012; value £600, to record two television programmes. (Registered 19 September 2012)

    Received £3,000 for television programme made in Venezuela; also flights from London to Caracas on 28 September 2012 and subsequently from Caracas to Moscow; estimated value £1,000, and hotel accommodation for ten days in Caracas; value £1,600. (Registered 16 November 2012)

    Received £6,000 and return flights London to Beirut; value £1,200, to record two television programmes. Hours: 3 hrs plus travel. (Registered 16 November 2012)

    Received £6,000 and return flights London to Beirut; value £1,200, to record two television programmes. Hours: 3 hrs plus travel. (Registered 29 January 2013)

    Received payment of £5,000 from the Eurasian Media Forum, EAMF Organizing Committee, 13 Republic Plaza, Office 504 Almaty, 050013, Kazakhstan, in respect of two speeches to the Forum in Astana, Kazakhstan, in October 2012. (See category 6 below.) (Registered 14 January 2013)

    How nice that he makes paid trips to Beirut, Venezuela and Kazakhstan. No doubt to defend human rights and free speech.

  • Tom

    the same George Galloway who said people must not be allowed to walk out on Ahmadinejad’s holocaust denying speeches: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=sAh_N5KDKOo

  • Edward

    george gallowsway is a coward.

    He is more comfortable bowing and scraping to islamofascist war criminals like saddam hussein.

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