British MP storms out of debate with Israeli studentGalloway did not "storm out" of anything. He was quite calm, cool, and collected. The problem is that he likes his Jews weak, docile, and without the means of self-defense and therefore will not debate with any Jew who comes from Israel.
George Galloway, a British lawmaker known for his anti-Israel positions and support of Hamas, caused a minor uproar at Oxford University when he abruptly left a debate after realizing his opponent is Israeli.
"I have been misled," said Galloway when Eylon Aslan-Levy, an Israeli student, confessed his nationality.
The debate discussed an Israeli withdrawal from the West Bank. Galloway argued that Israel should pullout immediately, while Aslan-Levy claimed that a withdrawal should take place only as part of a negotiated peace agreement in which two states will be recognized.
Aslan-Levy, a third-year Philosophy, Politics and Economics major, used the term "we" to describe Israel's stance. "You said 'we,'" Galloway interrupted, "are you Israeli?" to which the student answered affirmatively.
"I don't debate with Israelis," Galloway said, got up hurriedly, got his coat, and stormed out.
And this man is actually still a member of Parliament?
Also note that there was a smattering of applause after Galloway's departure. Just what were they applauding do you suppose?
There are about 150 comments under the Y-Net article and that is a lot for Y-Net. Here are a few:
5. Galloway is a perfect example of
the depraved and primitive irrationality of the ISM/BDS crowd which understands perfectly that the elimination of Israel will lead to a bloodbath of the Israeli Jews. Are there any secular democratic states in the Arab world?
Stephen in New York (02.21.13)And:
14. let's face itAnd:
We have friends and we have enemies. Our enemies act of out an irrational hatred for Jews and Israelis and are not willing or able to hear the other side of the story. Sadly, this is the way it is in this world.
Larry , Los Angeles (02.21.13)
18. ahaha well, you cannot blame him can you?Certainly there is no point in arguing with the likes of Feras.
you can bring the best philosopher in the world to argue about that a square is a square with an israeli jewish and he'll be made wrong....so what do you think about an argument about the state of israel?? no matter what israel did, or what crimes it committed, Israeli jews will always make it like the virgin mary.. so there's no point in arguing