Tony Greenstein is interviewed by George Galloway
The opening question of George
Galloway is, of course, extremely apposite.
How is it that the first major expulsion in the anti-Semitism witch-hunt
happens to be someone who is Jewish?
George Galloway and I have known
each other for over 30 years, ever since Israel’s invasion of the Lebanon in
1982. At that time George was Chairman of
the Scottish Labour Party and very prominent on the question of Palestine. He was also a supporter of a 2 State
solution. I can remember debating with
him at my old alma mater, St. Mary’s College, Strawberry Hill in Twickenham, on
one vs two states. As George
acknowledges, I was right then and he was wrong.
George was first elected to
Parliament in 1987 in a famous victory ousting the then leader of the SDP Roy
Jenkins at Glasgow Hillhead. In many
ways it spelt the end of the SDP. In
2003 George was expelled from the Labour Party for opposing the war in
Iraq. It is a disgrace that this
expulsion has not been revoked. If anyone
should have been expelled it is Tony Blair, the war criminal who took us into
George played a major role in the anti-war movement, most famously going to Congress in 2005 to challenge the war mongers on their home turf. During the course of his interrogation he displayed a photograph of Donald Rumsfeld paying homage, as an arms supplier, to Saddam Hussein.
Despite over two years of Labour’s
false anti-Semitism witch hunt and acres of space in the media devoted to the
false and bogus claims of the Zionists there has been virtually no rebuttal of
these false claims in the mass media. It
is therefore to be welcomed that I had the opportunity of explaining the real
reasons for my expulsion on this week’s Sputnik
programme. I don’t agree with George
on many things, for example abortion and Brexit, but on Palestine our views
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