Let’s limit the scope a little bit. The whole British anitesmitism watch would be like a suburban multiplex cinema: dozens of screens showing scenes throughout the day.
Let’s just call this “Left-wing antisemitsm watch”: [Hat tip Yerushalimey]
George Galloway is in trouble again. Last night he “stormed out” of a debate in Oxford when he discovered that he was speaking against a student who supports a government he cannot abide (and, no, it wasn’t a Frenchman). The Cherwell recounts the incident:
Less than three minutes into Aslan-Levy’s speech against the motion, Galloway was made aware that his opponent was an Israeli citizen. “I have been misled,” Mr Galloway then commented, interrupting Aslan-Levy’s speech. “I don’t debate with Israelis”. He then left the room with his wife, Putri Gayatri Pertiwi, and was escorted out of Christ Church by a college porter. When prompted to explain why Aslan-Levy’s nationality prompted him to abandon the debate, Galloway stated that “I don’t recognize Israeli citizens.”
Well, most Israeli citizens don’t recognize blowhard demagogues, so the feeling is probably mutual.
That’s being kind to Galloway. He’s a serial defamer of Israel, an anti-Zionist of the highest (or lowest) order. Just ask him.
Explaining his decision to walk, Galloway said of Israel, “No recognition, No normalisation. Just Boycott, divestment and sanctions, until the Apartheid state is defeated.”
He is one of the last, eloquent voices of a particularly proletarian brand of socialism – “jobs, bread and freedom” extolled in an accent so rarely heard in modern politics that it could be called exotic.
All Aggie and I can do is present the evidence of the Left’s racism, misogyny, antisemitism, violent ideology, etc, which we do every day. It’s up to civilized society to reject such hateful beliefs.