…by Jonas E. Alexis
George Galloway, the British politician and broadcaster, has taken the Zionist cat out of the bag and declared that “Israel is a terrorist, gangster state.”
This is not the first that Galloway has said the unthinkable. Back in 2005 he implied that he won the election as Member of Parliament despite the fact that British newspapers are largely Zionist in their political orientation. Jewish writer Anthony Julius accused Galloway of being anti-Semitic.
Galloway had a history of upsetting the Zionist apple card. He said back in 2014: “We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel.” Galloway also praised the Assad government throughout his political career.
Obviously Galloway does not agree with the mainstream Zionist ideology, which wraps itself around the face of humanity and tries to destroy anything it touches. Moreover, Galloway does not line up with the Israeli narrative, which ontologically perpetuates the categorical lie that Assad is out there killing his own people and gassing innocent civilians.
So it is no surprise that Jewish writers and newspapers would quickly put the anti-Semitic label on Galloway. But Galloway’s statements can be demonstrated by looking at the historical record. For example, Israel was involved in a terror attack in 1951 in Iraq so that Iraqi Jews could leave the region and come to Israel. As the noted Israeli journalist and writer Tom Segev put it then:
“The 1951 bombing barely rates a footnote, but in the history of immigration to Israel, it still has significance, some of it political – because the bombing at the synagogue fueled a whole host of rumors and accusations.
“Some claimed that it was carried out by Mossad agents, with the objective of frightening the Jews and encouraging them to move to Israel. This claim is also accepted by several Mizrahi scholars and activists, and is sometimes cited as one of the arguments against Zionism.”
Israel was also directly involved in the Lavon Affair in 1954, and if one doubts whether Israel has ever committed terrorist acts, then pick up the scholarly study Jewish Terrorism in Israel, which was published by Columbia University Press.
It can be easily argued that Israel was born out of terrorism. Israeli officials literally terrorized the Palestinians and kicked at least 700,000 of them out of their own homes. This is again coming from Benny Morris, One of Israel’s flaming Zionist historians.
The logic is pretty clear here: George Galloway is an anti-Semite for saying basically the same thing that Jewish scholars and writers have been saying for years!
Houston, we have a problem.
-  Anthony Julius, Trials of the Diaspora: A History of Anti-Semitism in England (New York: Oxford University Press, 2010), 530-531.
-  “George Galloway investigated by police for saying Bradford an ‘Israel-free zone,’” Guardian, August 7, 2014.
-  See “George Galloway flatters Assad’s media advisor,” Foreign Policy, January 8, 2017; “Hackers leak Assad’s astonishing office emails,” Telegraph, February 7, 2012.
-  Manfred Gerstenfeld, “George Galloway’s anti-Semitic slurs,” Israel National News, August 9, 2016.
-  See for example Tom Segev, “Now it can be told,” Haaretz, June 4, 2006.
-  Ami Pedahzur and Arie Perliger, Jewish Terrorism in Israel (New York: Columbia University Press, 2011).
Jonas E. Alexis has degrees in mathematics and philosophy. He studied education at the graduate level. His main interests include U.S. foreign policy, the history of the Israel/Palestine conflict, and the history of ideas. He is the author of the new book, Kevin MacDonald’s Metaphysical Failure: A Philosophical, Historical, and Moral Critique of Evolutionary Psychology, Sociobiology, and Identity Politics. He teaches mathematics in South Korea.