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11 August 2014

11 August 2014

The most uplifting news of the weekend? Israeli tourists defied George Galloway’s decree that Bradford become an ‘Israeli-free zone’. Better even that: plenty of locals came out in sympathy with the touring Israelis. Guido has the details and pictures.

#realhopenothate.


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  • quadibloc

    Well, if he is happy about the Jews and Muslims of Bradford working well together, it isn’t as if he wants to make Bradford Judenrein. Instead, he must feel that, with the tragic events in the Gaza Strip and so on, that Israeli tourists might upset this beautiful harmony. He should, though, educate himself on all those civilians who got hurt in Germany during World War II. Things, unfortunately, happen to people who are living in countries that do things like fire rockets at civilized democracies that can defend themselves.

  • rjbh

    wheres Isis when ye need em.

  • Jon Newman

    More Israeli hypocrisy. Look at what it takes for a Palestinian to visit Israel but you whine because someone you are unwelcome.

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Palestinian_freedom_of_movement#Movement_between_Gaza_and_Israel

    Gazan residents are only admitted to Israel in exceptional
    humanitarian cases. Since 2008, they are not allowed to live or stay in
    Israel because of marriage with an Israeli. Israelis who want to visit
    their partner in Gaza need permits for a few months, and Israelis can
    visit their first‐degree relatives in Gaza only in exceptional
    humanitarian cases.

  • touria55

    i miss George….

    • Tom Philips

      you miss George ? you should have learnt to shoot straight

      • MissDemeanor

        bwaaahahahahahahahahhaahahaahaaa

  • Terry Field

    Galloway should be in prison for this behaviour. If he has not broken British laws, the lack of adequate laws is the issue.
    Bradford as a set of ghettos – in effect, segregated, divided, a nightmare. The multicultural lies writ large.

  • Mrs Josephine Hyde-Hartley

    Very good. Visitors can’t be interfered with in case they are an angel. Look what happened in the Bible.

  • avi15

    My son encountered a couple of Dutch tourists trundling along in a van just outside his patrol base in Afghanistan. I even saw a tourist in Basingstoke once. George, don’t even think of keeping them out of Bradford.

  • TimboX

    Finally some good news. What brave people these Jewish people are. They are like beacons of light compared to the dark and rank evil that permeates the pro-Hamas/anti-Semitic rally participants in London. Well done!

  • Junis

    Hitler was right about the Jews. It is not anti-Jew people who should be prosecuted, it is right-wingers of European descent who should. Israel did 9/11, Gaza and ISIS.

    • Ordinaryman

      That’s because Hitler was a socialist.

    • MissDemeanor

      ‘Israel did 9/11, Gaza and ISIS’

      wow, what an extraordinarily intelligent comment

      how old are you, 10?

  • Pat Conway

    The people of Glasgow should have invited the visitors to the barbecuing of a pig. When some Jewish familes, the ones wearing hats and hair trailing down either side of their face, came to our town their visit coincided with a summer festival and the Jews objected to the BBQ of a pig and went around the town holding their noses.

    • jjjj

      Actually, it was your Muslim mates that objected to the BBC hog roast and complained about it. It’s your mates who when you give them a finger demand the whole hand. Anyway, your antisemitism is palpable.

      • Pat Conway

        Muslims are not my mates.

        • jjjj

          But you didn’t deny that you were an antisemite.

          • Pat Conway

            Yawn.

        • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

          A man of multiple talents, I see.

    • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

      I don’t believe you. I think you’re burbling a load of anti-semitic verbal diarrhoea.

      In the first place is the practical logistics of holding your nose for an extended period of time: your arm would get tied and your nose begin to run.

      In the second place, even Hassids are going to be quite accustomed to the smell of pork. You don’t imagine they sit around at home holding their noses every time their neighbours ferry up some bacon, do you?

      Why do you feel the need to slander Jews?

    • Tom Philips

      ‘and went around the town holding their noses’
      no doubt they smelt the stench coming from you , the stench of anti-Semitism

    • MissDemeanor

      oh if those pesky jews were only as open mixed as you tolerant muslims…

  • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

    Good for them.

    Can’t say I’ve ever been struck by an urge to visit Bradford, but I’d have been tempted to join them and declare myself an honorary Jew for the day.

    It’s probably the biggest thing in Bradford’s tourist history.

    • Alexsandr

      the museum of film and telly is good. And Bowling Hall, Lister Park, Shipley Glen, Ilkley and its Moor, Worth Valley Railway and Haworth, Salt Centre and Saltaire. And a few short miles away there are the Yorkshire Dales.

      • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

        I certainly can’t belittle the Yorkshire Dales. Doubly so on a sunny day. I drove the American in-laws through them last year, and they about swooned!

        • Damaris Tighe

          Take them to the Derbyshire peak district next time, even better!

          • Alexsandr

            Noooooooooooooooooooooo.

            it does not have Ingleborough, the most majestic mountain in the pennines. And with the gaping gill caverns underneath. Ingleborough is best viewed from the hawes-Ingleton road between the turnoff for Dent and Gearstones.

            this view is from Blea Moor

            http://www.paulharley.net/images/limited_edition/ribblehead-viaduct.jpg

            • Damaris Tighe

              Heights of Abraham, Matlock.

              • Alexsandr

                if we must do Derbyshire then the Longdendale Trail from Hadfield to Woodhead

                • Chris Morriss

                  I find much of the Dark Peak a bit bleak for my liking.

            • Chris Morriss

              But it does have Lathkill Dale, Chee Dale together with the Dove and Manifold vallies. Not forgetting the striking gritstone edges overlooking the valley of the Derwent.
              OK, I’m biased, I’m from Derbyshire.

              • Alexsandr

                but in t’dales they make wensleydale cheese and black sheep beer.

  • Freedoms Voice

    H.A.M.A.S. (Hides Among Mosques And Schools)

    • Toryboy

      good one 10/10 i love to see how long it would last on the lefty hate CIF, 5 minuets if that

  • Damaris Tighe

    “The continued exercise of this self-determination by the sovereign State of Israel has of late been an irritation to those in Britain & throughout the West who are piqued, as usual, at the necessity of moral choice … The existence of Israel makes the choice clear, so the affronted liberal West turns against Israel & so, against the Jews, returning [them] to their handy & historic function as Designated Criminal.”

    David Mamet, Foreword to Melanie Phillips, The World Turned Upside Down.

    • Damaris Tighe

      This may not applied to Galloway, who is an evil cynic, but it certainly applies to the hundreds of fellow travellers who’ve graced these pages to complain about Israel this past month.

  • james allen

    Good work lads….

  • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

    Excellent! All credit to them, they may be tourists from the same county but who cares. Think I’ll join them if they do it again next week.

    • Damaris Tighe

      Their credit goes up a few more notches when you consider that their protest forced them to spend time in Bradford.

      • MaxSceptic

        Is Bradford officially Dar-a-Islam?

        Can one still find pork there, or do we cattle* have to go to Leeds?

        *©Mehdi Hasan

        • Damaris Tighe

          Sincerely hope so. Can’t imagine living without a bacon sarnie.

          • Alexsandr

            this surely has to be the major indictment against Islam. 4 rashers of fried dry cure between 2 slices of buttered (not margarine) white bloomer with a soupçon of HP Sauce. And a pint mug of Coffee (Yeah I know it should be tea but I cant stand the stuff) Surely that has to beat 72 virgins?

            • Damaris Tighe

              YUM. (Although as a female of the species 72 virgin young men would have certain attractions …But I wouldn’t get them would I?)

              • Ordinaryman

                I don’t know that I would want 72 Muslim virgins. You can’t always see what you’re getting.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  Read my post again.

                • Ordinaryman

                  Sorry Damaris, I should have said, “As a man, I don’t know etc”. That’ll teach me to be in hurry.

                • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

                  So turn the lights off.

                  Some women I’ve encountered make me think that this whole burqua thing isn’t such a bad thing. I’ve always thought Harriet Harman would look particularly fetching in one

                • Darnell Jackson

                  Double baggers

              • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

                What would I do with 72 virgins? At my age, a good book is often more enticing.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  as my dad used to say, ‘there’s life in the old dog yet’

              • Alexsandr

                no, you would get 10 trainee hairdressers from Wigan with slow metabolisms.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  Do you know something about 1) trainee hairdressers 2) Wigan that I don’t?

            • Shorne

              You have rather shot yourself in the foot here as it is likely that Israelis wouldn’t eat what you describe either, pig meat being traif and the laws of kashrut forbidding mixing milk and meat at the same meal.

              • Alexsandr

                all the more bacon for me then.
                bacon and brie in a bagel -yum.

                and pork pies.

                anyway why does anyone have to be told what to eat?

          • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

            Ed Miliband is having to get used to the idea.

  • alison

    The brilliant natives of Bradford are not spoken for by a publicity seeking, mad Scot. They have learnt tolerance the hard way to some extent and actually understand what the word ‘respect’ means.

    • Fraziel

      Whats him being a Scot got to do with it?

      • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

        He’s not from Bradford, is what it means.

      • edlancey

        He’s a carpetbagger, that’s why it’s relevant (and I say that as a Scot).

  • Jacques Protic

    In addition to my earlier note about Senator Norris and his brilliant speech perhaps worth noting a rare objectivity and honesty from US press:https://fbcdn-sphotos-f-a.akamaihd.net/hphotos-ak-xfp1/t1.0-9/p261x260/10552538_778875518820780_3208507588142233715_n.jpg

    • Freedoms Voice

      Clearly in my humble opinion you are delusional and who care what some Spaghetti Yank senator says this is the UK not the US! like much of you idiotic post I have to ask have the men in white coats arrived yet to take you away? because clearly you are NUTS!

      • Jacques Protic

        Brilliant comment FV and impressed with your notion of ‘Relationship with Reason’ (Translation: Expose an irrational belief, keep a person rational for a day. Expose irrational thinking, keep a person rational for a lifetime)!

        • Freedoms Voice

          “Wow” the nut job thinks to talk down to me! I hate to say it but yes you like all CNLWP fanatics are irrational you refuse to actually re4search the real history of Gaza, and I will repeat there are no, and never have been any such people called the Palestinians tell me where do you Nut jobs get you history from some Moslem Propaganda website and clearly Jacques you using the Union flag as your Avatar to spout you vile rubbish is an insult to every British person and is quite frankly offensive. Still I do hope that the Men in white coats arrive soon so we don’t have to read any more of your tripe, perhaps you could get your goat to do the typing I am sure it will be more logical and rational than in my opinion your idiotic post!

          • Pat Conway

            So much for freedom of speech and your name Freedoms Voice. You are a typical example of someone intolerant of others viewpoints because they disagree with you. Calling someone a nutjob or idiot is par for the course for those who can’t debate without resorting to personal insults.

            • Freedoms Voice

              Clearly pat I am for Freedom I am not in favour of lies spouted by Islamic Racist enablers like you. so therefor I must also consign you to the same category as NUT JOB as clearly you have no Moral compass at all but still if my posts upsets a rabid left wing lunatic like you so much the better

              • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

                Jesus Christ, calm down! If you don’t like it here, p1ss off someplace else.

                • Freedoms Voice

                  “O” dear you again why don’t you shove your comments where the sun don’t shine, you odious little left wing maggot

                • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

                  People like you give people like me a bad name.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  My sentiments exactly.

      • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

        He may be nuts, but he can, at least, put together a coherent sentence.

        As for “idiotic”, it wasn’t Jacques Protic burbling childishly about men in white coats, is it?

        • Freedoms Voice

          O dear another of the vile left wing Muppets you sock puppets are out in force today aren’t you

          • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

            Good God! Left wing? I think anybody who knows me would burst out laughing at the idea. I just think you’re an obnoxious twerp

    • Guest

      nothing like the genius of a gay man, defining the killers of other gay men!!

      his clearly a brilliant mind

  • ChuckieStane

    Only six weeks ago The Spectator provided the platform for Galloway in Edinburgh and got all over-excited declaring him to be man to save the union. Many of us then thought “up yours George”.

    • sarah_13

      That is true and I did, via the comments section, ask Mr Nelson how it is justified to allow Galloway a platform when israelis who might choose to partake in a debate would be barred from partaking. If George won’t debate and include, however good his arguments on the union, I think the spectator should explain to their subscribers why that is acceptable?

  • swatnan

    As at the Demo last Saturday Jews for Palestinian Justice said: The israelis have their fair share of ethnic cleansing and genocide to explain away too. Its basically what they’re doing to the Palestinians. Shame on Israel! Shame on the Israeli Labour Party for not speaking out!

    • Alexsandr

      yes the israelis ethnically cleansed Gaza of jews in 2005.

    • Damaris Tighe

      Yawn.

    • global city

      Even Jews can be idiots.

      http://www.gatestoneinstitute.org/4591/people-believe-hamas-israel-conflict

      According to some it is ‘the Jew’ who have created all these webs of leftist/rightist/corporate/libertarian/banking/comminess. They seem to be making a mess of it all!

    • Damaris Tighe

      As the members of the Israeli Labour Party have to live next door to Gaza they understand exactly what the real issues are, unlike you in the comfort of your living room.

    • The Masked Marvel

      You don’t actually know what the word ‘genocide’ means, do you?

      • http://www.CaerphillyPreserves.co.uk/ No Good Boyo

        No, he doesn’t, but he knows it sounds good!

        He should combine it with other good-sounding words. Perhaps “obtuse” and maybe “auspicious”. Then he could talk all about the “obtuse, auspicious genocide.” And the whole world would be filled with respect for him.

        That’s irony — another good word.

  • Jacques Protic

    Never thought of the Spectator as a mouth peace for the Extreme Right but since the tragedy of Gaza unfolded in my view Spectator became an apologist for vile Israeli actions in Gaza.

    I have no view on Bradford situation but believe George Galloway is entitled to his viewpoints. For those who seek truth on Gaza tragedy of caged people demonised by a vile state of Israel take a minute to listen to the Irish Senator who had the guts and the courage to call spade a spade in the Israeli context:

    http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=9MjCqAeWhoE

    • Damaris Tighe

      Yawn.

    • Alexsandr

      pity you open your mouth before looking at the actions of the vile Hamas, and their brothers in arms, ISIS. Or are you just a simple Jew hater like Galloway?

      • Jacques Protic

        I hate no one Alexandr but stand 100% behind what Senator Norris had to say, perhaps you should listen to his speech.
        For the record if I lived in Gaza caged in by Israel who control all land and sea borders inflicting immense misery and suffering upon Gazians I may well take up the arms too and the same sentiment I believe was expressed by a Liberal MP few weeks ago!

        • Alexsandr

          suggest you check out what Gaza was like pre 2005. Then think why it has become what it has.

          • Jacques Protic

            I guess we’ll have to agree to disagree Alexsandr – I happen to know history well and do not use it ‘selectively’!

            • global city

              A bore and a big head!

              • Damaris Tighe

                Aren’t they all …

            • Alexsandr

              Summary of UN General Assembly Resolution 181

              November 29, 1947

              The territory of P’alestine should be divided as follows:

              A Je’wish State covering 56.47% of Mandatory Pale’stine (excluding
              Jerusalem) with a population of 498,000 Je’ws and 325,000 Arabs;

              An Arab State covering 43.53% of Mandatory Pal’estine (excluding
              Jerusalem), with 807,000 Arab inhabitants and 10,000 Je’wish
              inhabitants;

              An international trusteeship regime in Jerusalem, where the population was 100,000 J’ews and 105,000 Arabs.

              • Freedoms Voice

                “Palestinians
                are indigenous to that region.” wrong. Where do you get your brand of
                “history from an Islamic propaganda web site”?

                Fact: today’s “Palestinians” are
                definitely not “indigenous to that region”. “Palestine” is
                the name Romans gave to the land of Israel when they conquered this land 2000
                years ago (google the term “Hadrian’s curse”). Muslims conquered the
                land from the Byzantine Empire in 638 CE. The philistines, who settled in the
                shore area of Gaza, were the first ones Greek invaders met. So, those Greeks
                called all the land in the name of the philistines – ‘Palestrina’,
                (i.e. ‘Pleshet). Original
                “Palestinians” were tribes from Crete who settled in 5 cities along
                the Gaza coast after the exodus of Israel from Egypt. These tribes were called
                philistines and were not “indigenous” and died out hundreds of
                centuries ago. Today’s “Palestinians” are
                also definitely not their descendants.

                “Palestinians” are
                Arabs who were brought to the region by the Ottoman Empire as part of the
                Muslim occupation of the region while pretending to be living in Israel “for
                thousands of years”. Philistines don’t exist as a nation. Arabs
                who were living in the land of Israel then started to call themselves “Palestinians” in
                1967, two decades after establishment of modern Israel but before then, they
                called themselves just Arabs as shown by naming their organizations (e.g. Arab
                higher committee) and their struggles (the great Arab revolt) and nicknamed the
                land of Israel in different names such as southern Syria.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                nation.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                state.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                kingdom.

                There were never in the history of the world “Palestinian”
                kings.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                capital.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                essence.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                heritage.

                There was never in the history of the world a “Palestinian”
                culture.

                Also, the Merneptah stele irrefutably proves that there was an Israeli state in
                the land known as “Israel” at least as far back as 1213 BC and represents
                the first documented instance of that name in the known historical record.

                In the linked photos below), where are all those Palestinians, the proclaimed 1
                million of them who lived in Israel before they were allegedly displaced by
                Israel from? Nowhere, that’s where, because they never existed in the
                first place.

                http://palestineisraelconflict.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/9000-photographs-and-israel-from-1800s-with-no-trace-of-displaced-palestinians/

                “Palestinians”
                don’t come from “Palestine” –

                http://palestineisraelconflict.wordpress.com/2012/11/20/video-hamas-minister-admit-who-are-palestinians-palestinians-dont-come-from-palestine-half-are-egyptians-and-the-rest-saudis/

                there is
                non-biblical, archaeological proof of existence of the Philistines.

                http://www.cbn.com/cbnnews/insideisrael/2011/July/Ancient-Philistine-Dig-Supports-Biblical-Account/

        • Colonel Mustard

          Bollox. You wouldn’t use the bogus term “Extreme Right” to describe anyone who is reluctant to support Hamas if you hated no-one, you fraud. Why do you goons think that if you apply your silly labels then they must be true? Here we go, your comments mark you as a member of the Extreme Dippy Hippy Terrorist Apologising Nutjob Left. See how I did that?

        • global city

          Perhaps you should ask why Israel has a wall, a ‘siege’ and makes incursions into land that they left in 2005.

          Your answer will tell us what your true motives are.

        • Freedoms Voice

          Japan Has Some Questions for ‘Palestine’ Supporters…and
          They’re Brilliant

          We can clearly see that the mainstream media is on the side of Gaza,
          purporting unproven Palestinian propaganda as fact.

          With proof that Gaza is fudging the number of civilian deaths, Israel
          stands alone against a world that believes the IDF is to blame for dead
          Palestinian women and children.

          Even more so, Israel has spent centuries defending her right to simply
          exist (millennia if you count Biblical texts).

          However, even looking back to 1948, Israel has been a constant target of
          her Arab enemies, which make up more than 600 times the size of the only Jewish
          state in the world.

          Still, Hamas and Palestine supporters spew unfounded “history” as reason
          for the destruction of Israel. So, we have a few questions for
          these anti-Semitics. Perhaps one day someone can answer these questions from Yashiko Sagamori:

          If you are so sure that” Palestine, the country, goes back through most
          of recorded history,” I expect you to be able to answer a few basic questions about
          that country of Palestine:

          When was it founded and by whom?

          What were its borders?

          What was its capital?

          What were its major cities?

          What constituted the basis of its economy?

          What was its form of government?

          Can you name at least one Palestinian leader before Arafat?

          Was Palestine ever recognized by a country whose existence, at that time or now, leaves no room
          for interpretation?

          What was the language of the country of Palestine?

          What was the prevalent religion of the country of Palestine?

          What was the name of its
          currency? Choose any date in history please tell me what was the approximate exchange
          rate of the Palestinian monetary unit against the US dollar, German mark, GB
          pound, Japanese yen, or Chinese Yuan on that date?

          And, finally, since there
          is no such country today, what caused its demise and when did it occur?

          You are lamenting the “low sinking” of a “once proud” nation. Please
          tell me, when exactly was that “nation” proud and what was it so proud of?

          And here is the least sarcastic question of all: If the people you
          mistakenly call “Palestinians” are anything but generic Arabs collected from
          all over — or thrown out of — the Arab world, if they really have a genuine
          ethnic identity that gives them right for self-determination, why did they
          never try to become independent until Arabs suffered their devastating defeat
          in the Six Day War?

          I hope you avoid the temptation to trace the modern day “Palestinians”
          to the Biblical Philistines: substituting etymology for history won’t work
          here.
          The truth should be obvious to everyone who wants to know it. Arab
          countries have never abandoned the dream of destroying Israel; they still
          cherish it today. Having time and again failed to achieve their evil goal with
          military means, they decided to fight Israel by proxy. For that purpose, they
          created a terrorist organization, cynically called it “the Palestinian people”
          and installed it in Gaza, Judea, and Samaria. How else can you explain the
          refusal by Jordan and Egypt to unconditionally accept back the “West Bank” and
          Gaza, respectively?

          The fact is, Arabs populating Gaza, Judea, and Samaria have much less
          claim to nationhood than that Indian tribe that successfully emerged in Connecticut
          with the purpose of starting a tax-exempt casino: at least that tribe had a
          constructive goal that motivated them. The so-called “Palestinians” have only
          one motivation: the destruction of Israel and in my book that is not sufficient
          to consider them a nation” — or anything else except what they really are: a
          terrorist organization that will one day be dismantled.

          In fact, there is only one way to achieve peace in the Middle East. Arab
          countries must acknowledge and accept their defeat in their war against Israel
          and, as the losing side should, pay Israel reparations for the more than 50
          years of devastation they have visited on it. The most appropriate form of such
          reparations would be the removal of their terrorist organization from the land
          of Israel and accepting Israel‘s ancient sovereignty over Gaza, Judea, and
          Samaria.

          That will mark the end of the Palestinian people. What are you saying
          again was its beginning?

          If any Palestine supporter even made it through half of this article
          before getting mad and exiting, there’s still a slim chance they can factually
          answer even one of these questions.

          • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

            …superb.

          • Jackthesmilingblack

            Was this typed on an early Apple?

        • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows

          They control the border with Gaza and Egypt? wow, I never knew that.

        • Damaris Tighe

          Useful idiot.

          • Alexsandr

            useless idiot.

            • mightymark

              OK OK guys – break it up – he’s useful to the useless and useless to the useful.

            • Damaris Tighe

              it’s ok Alexandr, I got it first time!

              • Alexsandr

                aye but you are brighter than some here…

        • laurence

          Control all land borders? Like the one with Egypt? If ethnic cleansing is truly your most pressing moral imperative, then I trust you are organising a protest against the detestable filth of Isis or are Moslems exempt from your ire?

        • The Masked Marvel

          What, no anger at Egypt for keeping their border with Gaza shut? Idiot.

    • FrankS2

      Your first two words are indisputable.

      • timmay

        Damn you for making me scroll back up! Meh, have an upvote anyway.

    • Freedoms Voice

      May I also suggest that you tell me where among the 9000 photos dating back from the 1800 where these mystical Palestinian people are?

      http://palestineisraelconflict.wordpress.com/2013/02/13/9000-photographs-and-israel-from-1800s-with-no-trace-of-displaced-palestinians/

    • Jambo25

      Senator Norris is gay. He would be imprisoned or dead by now if he had lived in Hamas controlled Gaza. He also forgets to mention the Hamas Charter which calls for the complete destruction of Israel and, presumably, the extinction of very large numbers of Jews. Senator Norris seems to be an hysterical, self publicist.

      • Damaris Tighe

        Not only does the Hamas Charter call for the complete destruction of Israel, it also calls for Jews to be murdered wherever they are found.

        • Alexsandr

          As does the Koran.
          but it then goes on to a whoie list of other people they dont like to be slain.

        • The Masked Marvel

          The BBC say they don’t really mean it.

          • mightymark

            ………..and expect the Israelis to take the risk that they do

            • Damaris Tighe

              spot on

            • The Masked Marvel

              Meanwhile, the BBC will incite more hatred and pat themselves on the back for supporting the oppressed.

        • Jambo25

          Yes, pretty much. A fact which is generally ignored by fans of Gaza.

    • andy_gill

      Galloways “views” are carefully chosen to appeal to anti-semitic Muslims in his constituency on whom his votes depend.

    • Freedoms Voice

      Clearly
      you don’t know history as per my other post those Moslems now occupying Gaza
      are invaders from Egypt, Jordan, Oman, Iraq, Iran and Syria that was admitted
      publicly by Hamas just as the 9000 photos show that there were never any Moslem
      living in Gaza from the 1800 onwards so where did the mythical people of
      Palestine come from?

      Perhaps you will condemn Hamas who have been using UN ambulances to move their
      uninjured and armed Terrorist around in direct contravention to international
      law! Or perhaps you support Hamas plan to attack Israeli kindergartens, where
      Hamas intended to kidnap rape and murder Israeli children!!! Again this has
      been backed up by Hamas or perhaps you condone that Hamas election style of
      killing any one that opposed them. Seriously you are a Waynetta Mitty.

    • Damaris Tighe

      “tragedy of caged people”: On Sunday your friends at Hamas deliberately shelled (several times) the main crossing from Israel into Gaza thus preventing the transfer of people & supplies. I wonder why they’d want to do that.

    • Pelo Nord

      Hitler didn’t mince his words either you hypocrite.

  • DrWatt

    This group was led by Rabbi Shneur Odze – who is also a UKIP candidate.

    Vote UKIP

    http://www.breitbart.com/Breitbart-London/2014/08/11/British-Jews-Israelis-Defiant-Against-Galloway-in-Bradford

  • Colonel Mustard

    And what about the CPS/police? Have they decided whether to prosecute Galloway yet and if not why not? The woman on the bus was arrested toot sweet before even an investigation was conducted. Why do the Labour party’s prosecution and armed wings have one rule for plebs and another for gobby Islamist extremists?

    • Alexsandr

      why hasnt he been hauled into Millgarth for questioning. Surely that is the first thing for Plod to do?

      • Damaris Tighe

        Remember Paul Weston.

    • Damaris Tighe

      Labour hate the English working class far more than they hate Islamists.

      • Kitty MLB

        Indeed they do.When Blair uttered the words: we are
        all working class now.His core voters were instantly
        betrayed .Blair used multiculturalism as an excuse
        to fill the country with their replacement and turning the decent hardworking traditional English voter
        into that loathsome and insulting word ‘underclass’.
        Arrogantly assuming they’d never have any other voting option.

        • Damaris Tighe

          The native British working class have been utterly betrayed. Herded into estates, given a rotten ‘education’, kept sweet with handouts, & their jobs given to the lowest bidder. Then the metropolitan elite look down their noses at the cultural deserts & degeneration they created.

          • Kitty MLB

            Yes indeed. but it starts earlier with Labours
            appalling education.And why the removal of
            the dynamic Michael Gove was a betrayal of
            all those children, with free schools they had
            choice and the ability to reach their full potential appreciated.

            • Damaris Tighe

              It started with the abolition of grammar schools – & I speak as a secondary mod girl made good.

              • Shorne

                Grammar Schools are still going strong in Kent where I grew up. I passed the eleven plus, went to Grammar School then further education and a career in the public sector. My friend Leonard passed but not as well and went to a Technical School (whatever happened to them?) and became draughtsman. Another friend, Mike, ‘failed’ went to a Secondary Modern and went on to become a plumber. Mike has the biggest house, car, a villa in Spain etc.

                • Damaris Tighe

                  Sec mods didn’t just produce plumbers if they were good. I, and others from my school, went on to university.

          • Kitty MLB

            Sorry I meant to say it starts earlier
            with the rotten education, which was appalling.
            I cannot delete and start again.

        • Donafugata

          Brilliant comment, Kitty.

      • MikeF

        Much of the Labour Party certainly loathes the English (i.e. ‘white’) working class. They do so because they think that that it proved unworthy of them by – in part at least – voting for Mrs Thatcher. On that count you could say that multiculturalism is simply the revenge of the socialists on people who wouldn’t behave as they – the socialists – thought they should. They loathe them also because they actually can’t do without their votes and so still have to pretend to like them. I am not certain, though, that they feel anything with the same intensity about Islamists – a bit of embarassment and a slight exasperation that they won’t do exactly as they are told and perhaps also a tinge of apprehension about what they might do. But not much more than that – after all any more might be ‘racist’.

    • http://owsblog.blogspot.com Span Ows
      • laurence

        Duly signed, sir.

        • Alexsandr

          about 6 a minute signing it just now (17:33 11/8/14) 6380 signed already.

          • Damaris Tighe

            I hesitated, not wanting to invoke a ‘hate speech’ law. Then thought, s*d it, they wanted it, let it be used against them. Duly signed.

            • MikeF

              Yes – all ‘hate speech’ legislation should be repealed, it is nothing more than a smokescreen to cover the attempt to suppress free speech. But as long as such legislation exists use it against the
              wretched socialists who devised it in order to show them for the vindictive hypocrites they are.

      • Shorne

        I have also signed…which may surprise some of my ‘correspondents’ in these columns who insist I’m a ‘socialist nutter’.

    • strakha0 .

      The criminal justice system is not run by the Labour Party, and they have no love for George Galloway. Other than that, great argument.

      • Shorne

        Good point, many of the old reactionaries who comment here seem to have not noticed that the Coalition have been running the county since 2010. He forgot to type vote UKIP on this occasion as well.

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