Galloway: If Elected London Mayor I’ll Boycott Israelis
Former British MP George Galloway says if elected he won’t make London ‘Israel-free’ – but will boycott Israeli counterparts.
Former British MP George Galloway says that if elected Mayor of London he will refuse to host any Israeli counterparts – but insists he will not try to make the UK capital “Israel-free.”
Speaking to Jewish News, the notorious anti-Israel demagogue said he would boycott mayors from Israeli cities if he took office. However, he added that only the deputy mayor had the power to enact a full boycott of the Jewish state.
“I would not be able to do that, but the mayoralty could,” he said. “The deputy mayor could.”
Galloway, who leads the far-left Respect Party, was the subject of a police investigation last year over charges of racism, after it was revealed he had declared his Bradford West constituency “Israel-free.”
Earlier this year he was ousted from his seat in parliament by an overwhelming majority of voters in Bradford, many of whom had grown disgruntled over his poor record in office and his campaign team’s dirty tactics during the general elections.
Galloway accepted news of his defeat with a typically verbose speech decrying the fact that “the Zionists” would celebrate the result.
But speaking to Jewish News Galloway insisted he would not bring his Israel obsession with him if elected as London Mayor. Elections for the position – the most powerful directly-elected political position in the UK – are due to take place in May 2016.
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