George Galloway has threatened the “mother of all protests” outside a festival celebrating Tel Aviv in London, writes Jack Mendel.
The Respect politician, who is running for mayor, reacted to news that front-running candidates, Labour’s Sadiq Khan and Tory Zac Goldsmith,expressed support for the event, to be held in the capital next year as revealed by Jewish News.
Organised by the Israeli Embassy’s cultural department, the multi-day event next year hopes to highlight how the country’s second city has become a hub for the creative arts.
Galloway, the former Bradford MP posted on Twitter: “So both Zac [Goldsmith] and Sadiq [Khan] are backing a Tel Aviv Festival in London. If I’m Mayor there will be no co-operation with the Apartheid state”
“I promise you this whether I’m the Mayor or not there will be the mother of all protests outside..”
Galloway then attacked Labour’s hopeful Sadiq Khan, saying if he thought backing the festival “is a vote-winner he has got another think coming.” He finished his outburst asking Khan “have you no shame?”