(Raw Story) The outspoken MP George Galloway has sparked anger by storming out of a debate at Oxford University after he discovered his opponent was Israeli.
The Respect MP for Bradford West had been due to debate the motion “Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank” at Oxford college Christ Church on Wednesday evening with student Eylon Aslan-Levy.
Footage posted on YouTube shows Galloway picking up his coat and leaving after Aslan-Levy referred to Israelis as “we” and then confirmed he was an Israeli citizen. Reports said Galloway had spoken for about ten minutes before his abrupt exit.
“I’ve been misled, sorry. I don’t recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israelis,” Galloway says in the video.