George Galloway (born 16 August 1954) is a British politician, broadcaster, and writer. From March 2012 to March 2015 he was the Respect Party Member of Parliament (MP) for Bradford West.

After first becoming known in Scottish politics, he became General Secretary of the London-based charity War on Want in 1983, remaining in the post until 1987. Galloway was elected in that year's general election as a Labour Party MP representing Glasgow Hillhead. From 1997, Galloway represented its successor constituency Glasgow Kelvin, and remained as the MP for the seat until 2005.

He became a member of the Respect Party in 2004 (eventually its leader), and was elected as the MP for Bethnal Green and Bow at the general election the following year.

Galloway is a campaigner who supports the humanity side of the Israeli–Palestinian conflict, taking an anti-Zionist stance


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Comment – West Arms Syria Takfiris Despite Peace Efforts

A draft deal reached between Russia and the US has called for a ceasefire to start in Syria in late February and would exclude two major Takfiri militant groups in Syria, namely Daesh and Nusra Front.

US Secretary of state John Kerry says the sides were closer to a ceasefire than ever before.

“We have reached a provisional agreement in principle on the terms of a cessation of hostilities that could begin in the coming days,” Kerry said during a visit to the Jordanian capital of Amman, adding, “The modalities for a cessation of hostilities are now being completed. In fact, we are closer to a ceasefire today than we have been.”

Syria is grappling with a deadly militancy with government forces and allies, backed by Russia’s air cover, continuing to battle terrorist groups across the Arab country.

Forces loyal to President Bashar al-Assad have managed over the past few weeks to recapture major positions from Daesh and Nusra front in the north. Assad said on Saturday that he was ready for a ceasefire in case the terrorists did not use it to advance their goals.

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