George Galloway storms out of debate after discovering opponent is an Israeli

21st February, 2013 8:16 am

Bizarre scenes in Oxford last night, as George Galloway stormed out of a debate upon realising that the student he was debating with was an Israeli citizen. According to The Times, “Mr Galloway had spoken for ten minutes before giving away to Eylon Aslan-Levy, who was speaking against the motion “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank” in a debate at Christ Church College.” Then this happened:

Eylon Aslan-Levy isn’t a representative of the Israeli state – he’s a third year PPE student with dual nationality who was brought up in London. But because of his nationality Galloway wouldn’t debate with him.

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