George Galloway refuses to apologise for antisemitic tweet
London – George Galloway has refused to apologise for making allegedly antisemitic comments online.
The former MP was sacked by TalkRadio after celebrating the defeat of Tottenham in the Champions League final because it prevented “Israel flags on the cup”.
Asked to apologise, he told Good Morning Britain: “I love Jews. I don’t like Israel.”
He claimed that he had not been paid for his radio show “for more than two months”, adding: “There’s much more to this than you know.”
Of the rise in antisemitic attacks, he told the ITV show: “Don’t talk to me about attacks. I’ll show you my scars”.
TalkRadio labelled Mr Galloway’s celebration of Spurs’ loss antisemitic, and said it had severed ties with the presenter of The Mother Of All Talk Shows programme.
In a statement, the station said: “TalkRadio has terminated George Galloway’s weekly show with immediate effect. As a fair and balanced news provider, TalkRadio does not tolerate antisemitic views.”