Turns Bradford Israeli
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.”
Daniel Taub displays his Israeli passport during his Bradford visit