ISRAELI AMBASSADOR Daniel Taub has made a high-profile stand against George Galloway’s call for Bradford to be an “Israeli-free zone”.
Mr Taub visited the city this week to talk to councillors from the its three main political parties.
Mr Galloway, the Respect Party MP for Bradford West, responded on Twitter by accusing the councillors of welcoming a “mouthpiece for murder”.
In a speech delivered to civic officials, Mr Taub said he had met leaders “who represent the real voice of Bradford; a voice of tolerance, of understanding, of building bridges, not breaking them.
“It’s the voice of people who know there has only ever been one good boycott in Yorkshire, and that’s Geoffrey Boycott.”
Bradford council leader David Green said he had a “frank exchange” with Mr Taub over civilian deaths in Gaza, but a council spokesman said councillors “were also very clear that George Galloway MP does not speak on behalf of the district of Bradford.
“People who claim to speak for Bradford and make such ridiculous and