Am­bas­sador

The Jewish Chronicle - - NEWS - BY JONATHAN KALMUS

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

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