George Galloway Calls Israel A “Cancer”

Following George Galloway’s recent display of cowardice, the organizer of the debate in question – a Muslim – has ripped him a new..ehh..Galloway (hat tip: Dan)

Dear Mr Galloway,

It has not escaped my attention that, since discourteously walking out on an event I had spent much time and effort organising, you have been claiming repeatedly that I had “misled” and “deceived” you. I was not intending on replying until I saw you once again attempt to, in my opinion, slander me on Press TV.

In that broadcast you claimed, “… I was deceived; I was not told by the Iraqi, Muslim organiser of the event, that I would be debating against a 20-year old Israeli…”. But let’s look at the facts. Fortunately, all my correspondences with your secretary are saved in my inbox so we can refer to this record while scrutinising your allegation. Here is what I told your secretary about your opponent:

“I can confirm that the venue for the debate will be the Blue Boar Lecture Theatre in Christ Church. Mr Galloway’s opponent will be a student called Eylon Aslan-Levy. He is a final-year undergraduate at Brasenose College, reading philosophy, politics and economics. He has debated internationally for Oxford, including in Ireland, Serbia and Israel, and was the winner of the Mediterranean Universities Debating Championship in Istanbul in 2012. He delivered a paper speech in the Oxford Union debate on the Middle East in 2011.”

Note, this was the only time Eylon was mentioned, in the entire thread, either by your secretary or I. It is strange that someone who takes such a hard-line view on debating Israelis should omit to ask whether or not his Jewish, pro-Israeli opponent, who has debated in Israel, is in fact Israeli. Your secretary did not go on to ask me about Eylon’s nationality – indeed I did not know until the debate that Eylon is an Israeli – and even had I known Eylon’s nationality, I was not aware of your staunch (and damaging) stance of boycotting Israeli individuals.

As the organiser, am I to know about every one of your views? Should I let you know if your opponent is a vegetarian in case you have a policy of not debating vegetarians? Am I misleading you if I do not tell you your opponent’s shoe size? Think hard about the absurdity of your position. In none of the previous debates I had organised did it even occur to me to inform the debaters of their opponents’ nationalities. This particular debate was no different.

Please know that I had been looking forward to seeing you put forward the case for Palestine and the Palestinian people. Instead I was left humiliated in front of a room full of people who had waited an hour and a half for your arrival, only to be subsequently accused of being deceptive and misleading. Does that seem fair to you Mr. Galloway?

Yours sincerely,

Mahmood (the Iraqi Muslim)

For his part, Galloway has remained defiant, posting the following diatribe on Facebook.

poster-george-galloway-israel1Me and the Palestinian cause: A number of questions have recently arisen I need to deal with. Firstly if people want to talk to the Palestinians they need to contact the Palestine Liberation Organisation. This is the sole legitimate representative of the Palestinian people and has been for many decades. Secondly, an organisation calling itself “BDS” does not own the words or the concept of boycott, divestment or sanctions. They are entitled to their own interpretation of these words but they don’t own or control me. I will make my own interpretation. And it is this – no purchase of Israeli goods or services, no normal contacts with individuals or organisations in Israel who support the existence of the racist Apartheid creed of Zionism. That’s what I mean by boycott. That’s what I do. Israelis who are outside of and against the system of Zionism are comrades of mine – like Prof Ilan Pappe. My opponent at Oxford University did not meet this test. The organiser of the event momentarily lionised by the liberal as well as the conservative establishment needs to know this, especially as he is a medical student. To compare Israeli Zionism to “Vegetarianism” is like a doctor not knowing the difference between a pimple and a tumor. Apartheid Israel is a cancer at the heart of the middle-east. Only it’s replacement by a bi-national democratic state from the Jordan River to the sea will cure this. That is what I am fighting for.

George Galloway MP

House of Commons


Notice the reference to Israel as a “cancer.” Where have we heard that before?

Here’s hoping Galloway doesn’t have to wait too long until he gets to play the part of an animal again. Only this time, it won’t be a cat, but rather a hyena to Arafat’s tiger in Hell.

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  • spindok

    How does a clown like that stay in office? I’ll bet he does have his fans who love him in his little cat outfit. I’ll bet they sing him this adorable song:

    What’s new pussycat ? Woah, Woah
    What’s new pussycat ? Woah, Woah
    Pussycat, Pussycat
    I’ve got flowers
    And lots of hours
    To spend with you.
    So go and powder your cute little pussycat nose !
    Pussycat, Pussycat
    I love you
    Yes, I do !
    You and your pussycat nose !

    What’s new pussycat ? Woah, Woah
    What’s new pussycat ? Woah, Woah

    (Apologies to Tom Jones)

    • Norman B.

      He stays in office because his voters are Jew hating scum like him.

      • Spindok

        Sure but even Jew hating scum gotta have someone better that George Galloway to represent. If this idiot is what they have all our enemies should be so dangerous.

        Truth is he is nothing and we have real enemies to fight.

        • Abu Zibby

          I for one am quite glad that they have George Galloway. He presents them very well, doesn’t he. They totally deserve him.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Euro-trash Girl, Euro-trash girl.
    Euro-trash Girl, (I’m a) Euro-trash girl.

    Yeah, I’ll search the world over
    for my angel in black.
    Yeah, I’ll search the world over
    for a Eurotrash Girl.

  • rulierose

    at first I thought that letter was a Purim joke, because it was toooo wonderful.

    as opposed to Galloway, who isn’t the least bit wonderful.

  • Honorary

    Every time you think no one can be that stupid, this asshole Galloway proves you wrong. This moron sicko Galloway is an MP and sit in the House of Common!! I did not know that they allowed the chimpanzee to be in the House, ugh!
    Hey Galloway, our Israeli debater wants to tell you that “I like to take you seriously, but doing so would impugn your intelligence.”
    And by the way, the zoo in Afghanistan is missing its chimp.

  • Inessa

    How can someone be allowed to be in office, if his stance, apart from being bigoted and racist, contravenes the official position of his government. His government lists Hamas as a terrorist organization. Also, how stupid is he to essentially demand that his opponent in a debate, be on agreement with him?

  • Jim from Iowa

    The best way to defeat Galloway and the BDS crowd is to show the human face of the Israeli people to the world. IsraellyCool does a great job to this end. It’s hard to demonize someone who you come to know and love and care about. Read today’s Times of Israel article on how to take on the BDS. It made a lot of sense to me.

  • E Pluribus Beagle

    Galloway should press for an Islamic Autonomous Region in Bradford with himself as Caliphate. I see nothing wrong with declaring his voting ward to be outside of British law.

  • Faramarz Fathi

    “George Galloway Calls Israel A “Cancer””

    In reality the Apartheid community in state of Palestine is a pariah state and cancerous.

    I have no issue with that.

    Faramarz Fathi

    • Morris Katz

      There’s a camel in need of a little lovin’, Fathi. Even though Valentine’s Day has come and gone, there’s nothing wrong with a l’il belated huggin’, kissin’, and whatever.

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