George Galloway

Pro-Respect Party Rotherham leaflet attacks Labour over Israel

By Jennifer Lipman, November 23, 2012

A leaflet attacking Labour Friends of Israel and attributed to George Galloway's Respect Party has been distributed ahead of next week's Rotherham by-election.


George Galloway: we hate Zionism

By Jonathan Kalmus, November 22, 2012

MP George Galloway has branded Zionism “a blasphemy against Judaism and against God”, praised the legitimacy of Hamas and publicly called for the dismantling of Israel.


Respect activist: was Hitler the bad guy?

By Jennifer Lipman, October 25, 2012

MP George Galloway has emphasised that his Respect Party “abhors and campaigns against racism” after being alerted to comments by a party officer questioning whether Adolf Hitler was “the bad guy”.

Naz Kahn, who last week was being praised on Facebook for her selection as a new woman’s officer for Respect, made the comments on the same site on September 30.


Galloway's Respect ousts Labour leader in Bradford

By Jennifer Lipman, May 4, 2012

The Respect Party has unseated the Labour leader of Bradford City Council just weeks after George Galloway became Respect MP for Bradford West.

Labour is expected to make gains of some 700 seats across the country following the country’s local elections on Thursday, although counts are ongoing.


Viva Palestina's Gaza aid route - through Syria

By Jessica Elgot, April 25, 2012

Pro-Palestinian activists Viva Palestina are to send a convoy of trucks through Syria to Gaza – despite protests and withdrawals from their own members.

The charity, co-founded by Respect MP George Galloway, launched the convoy which departed last Sunday from the UK.


Galloway: I'm openly campaigning for Ken Livingstone

By Jennifer Lipman, April 20, 2012

An MP who was expelled from the Labour Party has offered his support to Ken Livingstone's mayoral campaign.

The pro-Palestinian activist George Galloway, who was elected last month as MP for Bradford West, told the House magazine that he supported the Labour candidate to run London.


George Galloway defeats Labour to become Bradford Respect MP

By Jennifer Lipman, March 30, 2012

Anti-Israel campaigner George Galloway has won a seat in parliament.

The Respect Party candidate won 10,000 more votes than Labour in the Bradford West by-election.

He described his win of nearly 56 per cent of the vote as "the most sensational result in British by-election history bar none".


Galloway's 'personal' campaign for Bradford criticised by Labour

By Jennifer Lipman, March 29, 2012

Labour has accused the Respect Party of resorting to "the desperate approach of making personal attacks" on its Muslim candidate in today's Bradford West by-election.


George Galloway likely to stand in Bradford by-election

By Jennifer Lipman, March 6, 2012

Former Respect MP George Galloway is strongly considering standing for an election in Bradford.

Mr Galloway, who was voted out as MP for Bethnal Green and Bow two years ago, said he was almost certain he would campaign for the Bradford West seat.


Sixth Gaza land aid is planned

By Jessica Elgot, August 18, 2011

Pro-Palestinian activists Viva Palestina are to attempt to send a sixth land convoy to Gaza.

The UK-based group, whose founders include former Respect MP George Galloway, said it hoped to persuade the transitional authorities in Egypt to allow free movement of people and goods through the Rafah crossing.

In March, Viva Palestina announced it would no longer take part in flotillas to Gaza, be