George Galloway

There is a serious problem among UK opinion formers

By David Hirsh, May 6, 2016

George Galloway is the man who said that Jews are foreigners in Jerusalem and declared Bradford to be an "Israel-free zone". Last Thursday, he tweeted: "The Israel lobby has just destroyed the Labour Party... It is an amazing achievement. They'll be dancing in Dimona." Mr Galloway says there is no antisemitism in the Labour Party, only mendacious Israeli claims of antisemitism.


George Galloway made me a Zionist

By Laura Marcus, March 17, 2016

When George Galloway threatened to sue me last year over a retweet alleging he was antisemitic (a claim he strenuously rejected) it had an effect I'm pretty certain he never intended. It made me feel more Jewish than ever and turned me into a staunch Zionist.


Jewish journalist claims he was ‘throttled’ and abused outside Respect rally

By Marcus Dysch, May 6, 2015

A Jewish journalist claims he was racially abused and assaulted outside a Respect party election rally in Bradford.

Ben Judah was in the city preparing a report for the Politico website when he says he was called a “****ing Jew” and ejected from the event.

The alleged incident, on Sunday, has been reported to police and the Community Security Trust.


Tweeters offered legal help as Galloway sues

By Marcus Dysch, March 5, 2015

Anti-Israel politician George Galloway is taking legal action against Twitter users who he claims have libelled him, it has emerged.

He is demanding thousands of pounds from people who posted tweets alleging that he was antisemitic.


How to tweet without being sued for libel

By Simon Gallant, March 3, 2015

George Galloway's decision, in the wake of his appearance on Question Time, to sue Hadley Freeman of the Guardian (for allegedly calling him an antisemite) and to have his lawyers send letters to several private individuals who tweeted similar material is a timely reminder that social media can lead to court action, even for unknown "publishers".


Question Time fallout: we're meant to debate, not hate

By Alex Brummer, February 12, 2015

Respect MP George Galloway is one of the most controversial figures in British public life. Some of his comments, such as declaring his constituency of Bradford an ‘‘Israel free-zone’’ during Operation Protective Edge in August 2014, can only be regarded as incendiary.


George Galloway questioner reveals what went on in Question Time studio

By Marcus Dysch, February 6, 2015

The Jewish student whose question led to angry scenes on last night’s BBC Question Time programme featuring George Galloway has revealed that the atmosphere was far more hostile than seen on television.

Viewers saw Gabriel Rosen pose the final question to the panel which led to 20 minutes of raucous debate.


George Galloway challenged by hostile audience at Finchley Question Time

By Marcus Dysch, February 6, 2015

Respect MP George Galloway was heckled by Jewish audience members who challenged him on his anti-Israel record during tonight’s BBC Question Time programme.

Mr Galloway, who refuses to debate with Israelis, appeared in the parliamentary constituency with the country’s largest Jewish population.


Galloway Question Time appearance is chance to call MP to account, says Board

By Sandy Rashty, January 29, 2015

The Board of Deputies has explained why it did not to sign a letter with the Jewish Leadership Council which questioned the BBC’s decision to invite George Galloway onto its Question Time programme.