Once Bradford city was declared an Israel free zone in a speech by George Galloway, it was inevitable Daniel Taub would be visiting the city. He had received numerous invitations from the community, and his visit included meetings with various groups. Once George Galloway stated there would be no Israeli academics, goods, tourists or services in Bradford, Daniel Taub traveled to Bradford. Once he arrived, he saw the attitudes of the people were very different from those of Galloway. He realized Galloway’s voice was not the voice of the city.
Daniel Taub believes no matter what an individual’s background or faith, there is no reason they cannot peacefully live and work together. An investigation by the British police is already underway pertaining to his speech which was additionally available online and through social media. Galloway was adamant about Bradford being an Israeli free zone, and no Israeli services or goods being welcome. He stated Israeli tourists were unwelcome in the city, and Israeli academics unwelcome within the colleges. He referred to the state of Israel as savage, barbarian and illegal.
Daniel Taub spoke of his region, stating it was not about any conflict between Shia or Sunni, but about the conflicts of the past. He does not want Israel to exist in the past, but rather look to a much better future. Galloway’s history shows he is bigoted towards Israel, and when he rudely left a debate because his opponent was Israeli, he was branded as a bigot. He simply refused to partake in a debate with an Israeli.
George Galloway has brought numerous crazy theories regarding an anti-Israel conspiracy directly to the attention of the public. He claimed Israel was responsible for the Ukraine unrest, and that Al-Qaeda received chemical weapons from the state of Israel. He later denied his recorded comments. Learn more: http://il.linkedin.com/in/daniel-taub
Daniel Taub’s visit to Bradbury required extremely tight security, but he believed the people of Bradford had an honest desire to talk. He went partially because of his belief in dialogue. He spoke of his invitation by the Bradford citizens, and believed them when they said they were not represented by George Galloway. He believes Bradford has a voice, but he does not believe it is Galloway. He spoke of the lengthy history between Israel and Bradford, and listened to what the people had to say. To counter Galloway’s statements, a video was released by pro-Israel activists to show they were in the city of Bradford,