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September 13, 2012

British MP George Galloway, Subsidized by U.S. Tax Payer Dollars, Slanders Israel

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During his June 27, 2012 call-in show on New York’s WBAI radio station (that reaches New York, New Jersey and Connecticut), George Galloway, a long-time defamer of Israel, challenged a left-wing caller’s vituperative attack on “the Jews” for alleged bad treatment of the Palestinians. During his defense, Galloway told a whopper of a lie about scientist Albert Einstein and his attitude toward Zionism (the national movement of the Jewish people). He said:

“It’s not the Jews who are doing anything to the Palestinians. It’s Israel. It’s the Zionists and not all Jews are Zionists and most Zionists are not Jews. ... Some of the greatest progressives in all history are Jews – Albert Einstein – the greatest perhaps – who was offered the presidency of the state of Israel – and who refused it – saying that he could never be president of a country whose future happiness was built on the past misery of another people [Palestinian Arabs].”

Galloway is correct in saying “not all Jews are Zionists and most Zionists are not Jews” (world-wide, Christian Zionists outnumber other Zionists) but Galloway’s lie about Einstein is contradicted by Einstein’s own words:

I am deeply moved by the offer from our State of Israel [to serve as President], and at once saddened and ashamed that I cannot accept it. All my life I have dealt with objective matters, hence I lack both the natural aptitude and the experience to deal properly with people and to exercise official functions. For these reasons alone I should be unsuited to fulfill the duties of that high office, even if advancing age was not making increasing inroads on my strength. I am the more distressed over these circumstances because my relationship to the Jewish people has become my strongest human bond, ever since I became fully aware of our precarious situation among the nations of the world.

Einstein had said about Zionism,

Long before the emergence of Hitler I made the cause of Zionism mine because through it I saw a means of correcting a flagrant wrong. ... the Jewish people alone has for centuries been in the anomalous position of being victimised and hounded as a people, though bereft of all the rights and protections which even the smallest people normally has... Zionism offered the means of ending this discrimination. Through the return to the land to which they were bound by close historic ties... Jews sought to abolish their pariah status among peoples... The advent of Hitler underscored with a savage logic all the disastrous implications contained in the abnormal situation in which Jews found themselves. Millions of Jews perished... because there was no spot on the globe where they could find sanctuary... The Jewish survivors demand the right to dwell amid brothers, on the ancient soil of their fathers.

How is Galloway’s radio show supported by U.S. tax dollars? Corporation for Public Broadcasting (CPB), an entity created and substantially funded by the U.S. government, provides a major amount of the financial support for NPR, PBS and other entities such as PRI and Pacifica (WBAI is one of five Pacifica owned and operated stations in America).

Click here to listen to archived broadcasts of Galloway’s weekly (Wednesday) “Mother of All Talk Shows!” most of which defame Israel.

Galloway can be reached at gallowayg@parliament.uk

Posted by MK at September 13, 2012 03:03 PM

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As far as I know, Pacifica stations, including WBAI, are privately supported. How are tax dollars involved?

Posted by: Shlomo at September 16, 2012 11:21 AM

SHLOMO it's at the bottom of the article.


"CPB an entity created by the USG provides a major amount of the financial support..."

Posted by: jeb stuart at September 20, 2012 11:10 AM

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