ANALYSIS – This week the Respect MP for Bradford West appeared on the BBC’s Question Time and was confronted about the rise of anti-semitism in the UK. The rest you can see on the BBC’s iplayer for yourself – but he was jeered and booed by some Israel supporting Jews who think that criticising Israel is anti-semitism. Trouble is these clowns clearly have an ear in the BBC editorial board and that has seeped into the coverage of Israel’s illegal – under international law – occupation of west Bank, Gaza and east Jerusalem as well as Israel’s assaults on it’s neighbours – Lebanon and Syria, which are also a breach of those nations’ sovereignty the very basis of international law. Of course, George Galloway never said any of this but he didn’t say he hated Jews or agreed with attacks on Jews – he simply pointed out facts that Israel’s latest assault in Gaza killed 2, 136 lives – 2, 138 by my count – including over 500 children – 540 by my count also. He was also accused by a Guardian journalist of being irresponsible for declaring Bradford West an Israel free zone. He never said that it was a Jew free zone though – and that Guardian journalist may want to consider that many many Jews here and in the US do not consider themselves Israelis or condone the actions of the Israeli state. They are either shouted down themselves when they attempt to say this on television – watch Fox News on YouTube – ignored or portrayed as freaks or self hating Jews. Trouble is Zionism is a poison that came into being at the beginning of the last century against fierce opposition from within the Jewish community and is now portrayed as the dominant Jewish narrative in the West which it is not. It is sad that because of the way the media operates at the moment it is impossible for a Muslim or Jew to make a coherent argument on television or in newspapers saying this, so it is left to George Galloway to take that mantle for himself and in doing so claim to be more Muslim than any Muslim and everything else – including a claim that he was setup on the BBC’s Question Time never mind the codswallop he said in defence of Julian Assange.
PICTURES: What Antisemitism REALLY looks like (ABOVE) and two lone voices – one whose name we don’t know and the other we do ..