As it happens I do not believe that George Galloway is an anti-semite, he is merely a totalitarian. In other words he hates Israel because it is a democracy in a region filled with Islamist and Fascist regimes. If Israel was instead a hell hole, run by a dictator with a bushy mustache, in a sea of Arab democracies then George Galloway would be the most enthusiastic zionist ever.
A High Court judge yesterday ruled that Respect MP George Galloway was seriously defamed when a radio station broadcast a programme containing a character called “Georgie Galloway”, who spewed out vile and violent anti-semitism.
Judge Eady, who also heard Galloway’s libel action against the Daily Telegraph three years ago, said that the sick spoof character, whose catchphrase was “kill the Jews, kill the Jews”, was “in appalling taste”. It clearly implied that there was a streak of anti-semitism, which was then exaggerated in the spoof character. Eady said that the initial claim by the radio station, Jcom, that its broadcast was not defamatory was “absurd”.
However whilst he doesn't hate Jews for being Jews, his hatred of democracy is such that he is wiling to back anti-semites to the hilt, even if they explicitly wish to exterminate the Jews. For instance take his boast back in 2006:
I glorify the Hizbollah national resistance movement, and I glorify the leader of Hizbollah, Sheikh Sayyed Hassan Nasrallah.Nasrallah is a man who has openly stated his desire to exterminate all Jews, not simply Israel:
If they (Jews) all gather in Israel, it will save us the trouble of going after them worldwide. (Daily Star, Oct. 23, 2002)So if George Galloway openly supports someone who openly wishes to exterminate Jews then how is it libellous to satirise him as saying “kill the Jews, kill the Jews”? George Galloway does endorse the racial genocide of Jews for being Jews, due to his adoration for fascists such as Nasrallah. If Nasrallah wanted to exterminate the Welsh, the Zulus or the Melanesians then Galloway would endorse him so he isn't an anti semite, but merely a grubby little totalitarian wannabe who is willing to support anti semites in accomplishing their goals.