Turns Brad­ford Is­raeli

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dam­ag­ing state­ments, ob­vi­ously know very lit­tle about our city and district.”

The Is­raeli em­bassy said Mr Taub was in­vited by Brad­ford Re­form Sy­n­a­gogue, and met church lead­ers in­clud­ing the Dean of Brad­ford, al­though the city’s Coun­cil of Mosques re­fused to meet him, cit­ing deaths in Gaza as its rea­son.

Brad­ford Re­form Sy­n­a­gogue’s Rudi Leavor said: “Gal­loway’s com­ments have been de­scribed as out of or­der by peo­ple of other faiths who we have good re­la­tions with in Brad­ford and who sup­port our stance of wel­com­ing the am­bas­sador. Mr Gal­loway i s sow­ing the seeds of dishar­mony but I’m pleased lo­cal peo­ple have come out ve­he­mently against his out­burst.”

Mr Gal­loway was this week in­ter­viewed un­der cau­tion by po­lice in­ves­ti­gat­ing his com­ments about Brad­ford be­ing “Is­raeli-free”.

West York­shire Po­lice Chief Su­per­in­ten­dent Paul Money con­firmed a 59-year-old man had vol­un­tar­ily spo­ken to of­fi­cers af­ter com­plaints that the MP may have in­cited racial ha­tred.

He said the mat­ter would be passed to the Crown Pros­e­cu­tion Ser­vice fol­low­ing in­quiries.

Mr Gal­loway later said: “This is an ab­so­lute and de­spi­ca­ble at­tempt to curb my free­dom of speech by peo­ple who ap­pear to be quite happy about the indis­crim­i­nate mur­der of Pales­tini­ans in Gaza. I won’t be si­lenced, I will keep speak­ing out against hor­ren­dous in­jus­tice.”

PHOTO: COLIN AP­PLEBY

Daniel Taub dis­plays his Is­raeli pass­port dur­ing his Brad­ford visit

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