The British Conservative Party had a big win yesterday in the British elections:
Prime Minister David Cameron and his Conservatives won a resounding victory in the British general election, with nearly complete results on Friday showing that the party had secured an overall majority in Parliament….
The result defied pre-election opinion polls that suggested a tight race between the Conservatives and Labour. It returns Mr. Cameron to 10 Downing Street for a second term, with enough seats in the House of Commons to act on his agenda without having to rely on support from smaller parties.
He went to Buckingham Palace on Friday to be invited by the queen to form a new government.
That’s the big picture.
Within that big picture are some huge specific wins. Specifically, the losses by anti-Israel maniacs George Galloway, David Ward and Natalie Bennett.
George Galloway is the poster child for anti-Israel hate, an obsessed creep who spews anti-Israel conspiracy theories, regularly appears on Iranian Press TV, attacks critics of the Mullah regime, and Jew-baits under the guise of anti-Zionism, British MP George Galloway storms out of debate when finds out opponent is Israeli:
George Galloway is the face the British left’s desire to destroy Israel, as ugly as it gets. As Christopher Hitchens put it, George Galloway Is Gruesome, Not Gorgeous.
Galloway is a member of the British Parliament, and the misleadingly named Respect Party.
Galloway showed his ugly political face once again when he stormed out of a debate upon realizing that his debate opponent was Israeli, as reported by The Times of Israel:
British MP George Galloway quit a debate on Israel at Oxford University Wednesday after discovering that his opponent was an Israeli citizen. The Respect party legislator, who is renowned for being staunchly pro-Palestinian, stormed out of the building saying: “I don’t recognize Israel and I don’t debate with Israelis.”
Among other things, Galloway declared his town of Bradford an “Israel-Free” zone.
Galloway lost yesterday. Big Time.
Not surprisingly, Galloway blamed “racists and Zionists” for his loss:
“But there will be others who are already celebrating: the venal, the vile, the racists and the Zionists will all be celebrating. The hyena can bounce on the lion’s grave but it can never be a lion and in any case, I’m not in my grave. As a matter of fact I’m going off now to plan the next campaign.”
Also losing was Liberal Democrat Party member David Ward, who had previously been suspended by his own party for his anti-Israel comments. Ward notoriously demanded that Holocaust Remembrance Day include remembrance of Palestinian refugees, and tweeted that if he lived in Gaza he would fire rockets at Israel. Ward’s reaction to the Paris unity march after the Charlie Hebdo massacre was to say he was “sick” that Benjamin Netanyahu was in attendance.
Rounding out the threesome, Natalie Bennett, Chair of the Green Party, also lost. Bennett is a big supporter of the anti-Israel Boycott, Divestment and Sanctions movement. Bennett’s fanaticism was just the tip of the iceberg, England’s Green Party Has an Anti-Semitism Problem:
But the Greens don’t just have issues with Zionism. As early as 2010, observers noted that “too often a sympathy for the plight of Palestinians spills over into full-blown anti-Semitism.”
Internal party communications reveal that articles by the fascist British National Party and white supremacist David Duke have been circulated on party discussion forums. Other posts on these forums have referred to the Board of Deputies of British Jews as the “Zionist lobby,” adding “we must smash the Zionists.” Zionism in these discussions has been characterized as a form of racial discrimination, “incompatible with Green views,” and “an ancient theological fantasy.” During Operation Protective Edge, Israel was accused of visiting a second Holocaust upon the Palestinians.
Not all Green anti-Semitism is private. One local councilor tweeted an article by the notorious Jew-hater Gilad Atzmon, calling for Britain to “de-Zionize” itself. The current leader of the Welsh Greens, Pippa Bartolotti, has objected to “having a Jewish Zionist ambassador in Israel,” calling his independence and loyalty into question. “From the university of life I have learned that Jews often have a conflict of interest in matters relating to Palestine,” Bartolotti said.
When such actions have been challenged by Green Party members, members with Jewish surnames have been labeled Nazi infiltrators and agents of Israel. Toby Green, who led an internal working group investigating anti-Semitism, resigned his Green membership in 2011, writing “it has become clear that the Green Party is institutionally anti-Semitic. Its institutions have not dealt with clear evidence of anti-Semitism.”
There was joy at these results:
— Richard Ferrer (@richferrer) May 8, 2015
I know we really shouldn't rejoice in the misery of our enemies. But, Galloway
— Aussie Dave (@Israellycool) May 8, 2015
Defeats for @georgegalloway and David Ward v important in showing Jew-baiting doesn't pay politically. Reflects well on the British people.
— Ari Soffer (@AriSoffer1) May 8, 2015
— Kay Wilson (@kishkushkay) May 8, 2015
— Arsen Ostrovsky (@Ostrov_A) May 8, 2015
— Dan Hamburger (@DanielHamburger) May 8, 2015
— SussexFriendsIsrael (@SussexFriends) May 8, 2015
@LegInsurrection I wish Christopher Hitchens were alive to see it.
— simon van rensler (@svanrensler) May 8, 2015
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