British MP George Galloway has walked out of a debate at Oxford University upon finding out that his opposite side is an Israeli.
According to Thursday reports, Galloway immediately left the discussion session at the university’s Christ Church College, after Eylon Aslan-Levy, accidentally revealed his Israeli origins.
The British lawmaker was arguing that the Israeli regime should immediately withdraw from the occupied West Bank when Aslan-Levy used the word “we” to describe Israel’s stance on the issue.
“You said ‘we’,” said Galloway. “Are you an Israeli?”
“I am, yes,” Aslan-Levy replied.
Galloway then said, “I don’t debate with Israelis. I have been misled, sorry,” reiterating as he walked out that, “I don’t recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israelis.”
“I never debate with Israelis nor speak to their media. If they want to speak about Palestine – the address is the PLO [Palestine Liberation Organization],” Galloway later said on his Facebook page.
He also stated the Christ Church College had never informed him that the debate would be with an Israeli.
During Pakistan’s Karachi Literature Festival on February 18, Galloway called on the West to “stop supporting the crimes of Israel against the Palestinians.”
“As long as Western countries are giving Israel money for weapons, inventing one law for Israel and another for others, how can you expect Muslims to look with equanimity towards a crime of such importance in such a place?” the British MP asked.
Galloway, who hosts Press TV’s Comment show, is an outspoken critic of the West’s double standards regarding Muslims.