Galloway storms out of debate after discovering opponent is Israeli
George Galloway was accused of racism last night after video emerged of him storming out of a debate because he discovered his opponent was Israeli.
The Respect MP was in Oxford University debating the motion 'Israel should withdraw immediately from the West Bank' when Eylon Aslan-Levy, a third-year student, used the word 'we' in his defence of Israeli policy
Galloway then interrupted to ask if he was Israeli. When he answered yes, Galloway said: "I have been misled. I don't debate with Israelis."
He then stormed out, followed by his wife Putri Gayatri Pertiwi.
Galloway took to Twitter later in the evening to justify his decision.
"No recognition of Israel. No normalisation. Christ Church never informed us the debate would be with an Israeli. Simple," he wrote.
"Boycott, divestment, sanctions. No playing with Apartheid Israël
"I don't debate with Israelis or speak to their media. If Israelis want to speak about Palestine they can talk to the PLO [Palestinian Liberation Organisation]."
Galloway recently lost his party leader, Salma Yaqoob, after a controversial defence of Julian Assange, the Wikileaks founder facing allegations of sexual assault in Sweden.