British MP George Galloway Confronted by Pro-Israel Student at Oxford University (VIDEO)
Controversial British MP George Galloway got his comeuppance when he returned to Oxford University Monday night.
The pro-Hamas politician was last witnessed storming out of a debate with a student there in February when he learned of the student’s Israeli nationality.
This time around he wasn’t afforded such freedom of movement.
Video was captured of a student approaching “the MP for Bradford West whilst he intoned a speech in Hebrew and gesticulated angrily at Mr Galloway,” wrote Cherwell, the Oxford University student newspaper.
The student, identified as Jonathan Hunter, carried an Israeli flag which elicited enough fear in Galloway that he warned the student to “back off,” wrote Cherwell.
Hunter then reproached Galloway for his behavior during his last visit to Oxford, telling him: “I think you did a lot of harm by not speaking to my friend Eylon [Aslan-Levy] and not having a constructive dialogue with him” before informing him he did not in fact have a question for him, “because I don’t debate with racists,” after which he walked out of the debating chamber waving his flag.
On his Facebook page, Aslan-Levy applauded Hunter, writing, “Jonathan Hunter is my new hero.” Galloway took to social media in a little less benevolent manner, tweeting after the event “…and we’ve found the fool of the night!”
Galloway has made no secret in the past of his hostility towards Israel, even going so far as to claim the Jewish state provided chemical weapons to al-Qaeda which he claimed were used in an attack against Syrian civilians near Damascus in August. The United States and Israel concluded the regime of Bashar al-Assad was responsible for the attack; a UN fact-finding mission, while not assigning blame, provided strong circumstantial evidence that pointed in the direction of Syrian government culpability, not al-Qaeda’s.
Watch a video of the incident at Oxford below: