Israeli 'tourists' flout George Galloway's 'Israel-free zone' of Bradford

Matthew Champion@matthewchampion
Monday 11 August 2014 11:40

Last week George Galloway declared Bradford an "Israel-free zone"

The Bradford West MP told a meeting of his Respect Party in Leeds:

We don't want any Israeli goods, we don't want any Israeli services, we don't want any Israeli academics coming to the university or the college - we don't even want any Israeli tourists coming to Bradford even if any of them had thought of doing so.

This claim motivated ultra-Orthodox rabbi and former Ukip election candidate Shneur Zalman Odze to make a trip to the West Yorkshire city.

Disclaimer: Some people may find Galloway's views - his latest comments are subject to a police investigation - difficult to stomach, but Shneur Zalman Odze also offended many when he said his religion forbid him from shaking hands with women.

He stood for election to the European Parliament for Ukip in May's elections.