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Bradford England is No Longer an “Israel Free Zone”


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Mandy Blumenthal at Bradford Exchange

Mandy Blumenthal at Bradford Exchange
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George Galloway, the MP for Bradford West, England declared his intention this weekend to make Bradford an “Israel free zone”

“We have declared Bradford an Israel free zone. We don’t want any Israeli goods. We don’t want any Israeli services. We don’t want any Israeli academics, coming to the university or the college. We don’t even want any Israeli tourists to come to Bradford if any of them had thought of doing so. We reject this illegal, barbarous, savage state that calls itself Israel. And you have to do the same.”

Responding to the call, Muqata Reader Mandy Blumenthal decided that her dual nationality of British and Israeli citizenship would do well to dispel Galloway’s plans.

Mandy writes: “[On] Sunday I decided to be a purist for the day. I took my Israeli passport and flag with me and drove up to Bradford. As you can see my holiday shots with locals some more friendly than others. Everybody seems to have taken my tourist day out personally. It was on Israeli news and it’s all over the UK even George Galloway himself for some reason is not very happy.”

Thank you Mandy for your support — and for Standing with Israel during this challenging time!!!

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  1. AlbertLevy137 says:

    You go girl. Yisroel am Chai.

  2. ElizabethCohen says:

    Now there is a woman after my own heart.

  3. BertNussbaum says:

    Bravo, Mandy! Let the moral idiots see the truth!!!!!!

  4. DonRobinson591 says:

    Galloway was banned from Canada because he is such a racist maybe we can send the jackass over to Gaza or maybe on the front lines against ISIS and hope they get him alive

  5. AlanKardon says:

    Mandy, you are my hero. Hope you plan to do it again and hope you get more support.

  6. HeshyLipszyc says:

    I wish I knew you when I was younger. Keep up the good work

  7. JaniceThompsen says:

    What an evil, evil man this Galloway is. Ship him to ISIS- he might prefer working with them.

  8. MikePeal says:

    Way to GO Mandy and Friends!

  9. LeonardSFeinman says:

    Mandy, you have become a hero for all the right reasons. Any person can be wrong about anything, but you have seen it, and righted it. Thank you, and God bless.

  10. SolangeSilverman says:

    Not to mention that mayor could not possibly,legally enforce such a thing in England. Thank you, Mandy! Brava!

  11. GilGilman says:

    Galloway is an idiot enfant, on a par with Billy Beer.

  12. SCKaplan says:

    G-d Bless you Mandy…you put that ass-clown in his place!!!

  13. MarkMelnicoff says:

    Thank you for your courage, Mandy!!

  14. JudithGrayson916 says:

    Yay! Marvelous Mandy!

  15. MurrayLevine says:

    EVERYONE! Why not post an uplifting article (in a comment) upon Galloway’s Facebook Page? 🙂 🙂

  16. Tell the idiot to stop using Merchandise they are made in Israel

  17. Oren Meldung says:

    He should be forced to resign

  18. Brilliant. I stand in awe.

  19. Galloway should just hang himself…lol

  20. He committed a hate crime and is a public official. He should be jailed.

  21. It is encouraging that an element of morality remains in Britain

  22. JuanJoseDenoriega says:

    WAY TO GO, MANDY!!!! from little-ol-Hialeah take my hat off to you!!!!
    With women like you…Israel is well represented…VIVA ISRAEL!!!

  23. Niall Cheema says:

    Aye maybe cleaning the solid gold toilets lol

  24. SylviaChewningTait says:

    Thank you Mandy. You are a brave and beautiful girl standing up for Israel. George Galloway you jihadist lover, I hope you are happy when you have to live under Sharia law. Remember, they will kill you in a heart beat!!

  25. He is an racist embarrassment

  26. First of all, George Galloway is a racist idiot, and secondly who wants to go to Bradford anyway! He should be arrested on racist end crime and incitement.

  27. Well done & thank you !

  28. Glad to hear that someone make sure that Israel is alive & well on that part

  29. AlanCornet says:

    Well done!
    Perhaps Mr. Galloway could vacation in Gaza? Certain he would find it most agreeable this time of the year!

  30. Global Jihad is forward marching & most of western world are still asleep. You & me are next wether you were supporter of Hamas or not. We are the target by default

  31. Emely Silver says:

    Way to go Mandy, thank you!

  32. MikeBrittain says:

    Galloway is a prude. How on earth can you look someone in the eye and say Israel is the barbaric state when we saw and heard from so many who was hiding in the ally’s the back yards behind a building endangering the civilian?? IDF has to get weapons that reach around and see the real target when it was already there?? Britain should cast Galloway into the sea and open up relations that last with Israel or be tortured by Islam as Islam has promised. Go Mandy open up more cities to the Idea that Israel are not the haters or did any war crimes whatsoever other then protect the citizens ie their jobs . Me I am off to make my own news on the US border as Islam has promised to come and visit us in America and I am not afraid of making my government look the fool either.

    Peace can only be brokered by the fact that one has to know how much they can lose in the end and unconditional surrender means unconditional as one side cannot pick up arms against the other again.

  33. Joyce Myers says:

    What does the Queen say about this??? Just wondering

  34. John Andrews says:

    Hes a total #&*? Anyway,supprised anyone listens to him anyway…Cant get away from Israel,she and her descendants are everywhere…all four corners of the earth,and everywhere wthin…Am Yisrael Chai.

  35. hahahaha!!!!!!!!they hate Israel because it is kicking the terrorists????????shame!!!!!!!!!

  36. Way to go Mandy, thank you!

  37. JordanPollack says:

    Don: I love your comment!!!!

  38. Galloway should leave the uk and go to Gaza!

  39. Hey I’m from Bradford…he doesn’t speak for the majority only the vocal minority…Israelis have stayed @ my home and my israeli friends are always welcome…Galloway isn’t even from bradford!

  40. you are very brave, loyal and wonderful–thank God for people like you

  41. MarioMarceloTorres says:

    !!We support Israel from Ecuador – South america., We don`t hate people,We love people !!

  42. I am very glad this person full of hate is not going to be allowed entry to the US-at least one thing our government has done right

  43. Bryan Lambe says:

    Britain is a free country and everyone is entitled to an opinion and my opinion is Galloway is only after one thing publicity for himself as he is such an insecure pillock and that is why he is in politics

  44. he should be upset. Anti-semitism is upsetting. And he is its face. Don’t look in the mirror George, you’re going to turn to stone from your own inner medusa.

  45. (from Germamy): Well done Mandy!

  46. These are ignorant and awful people who don’t want anything to do with Israel.Thank you to those to stand up to it ! We don’t need people like those in Bradford.

  47. David Cohen says:

    Good that she showed that idiot Galloway up.

  48. RivkahLange says:

    Isn’t what he is doing ethnic cleansing?? And Mandy I am proud of you!

  49. David Cohen says:

    Jonathon ᴼᴿᴵᴳᴵᴻᴬᴸ Loizou, you are an misinformed asshat.

  50. Lee Mann says:

    gollyway should be hung.

  51. Read the following, people in England and then decide!
    The following is a copy of an article written by Spanish writer Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez and published in a Spanish newspaper on Jan. 15, 2011. It doesn’t take much imagination to extrapolate the message to the rest of Europe – and possibly to the rest of the world.

    THIS WAS IN A SPANISH NEWSPAPER: “EUROPEAN LIFE DIED IN AUSCHWITZ ” By Sebastian Vilar Rodrigez

    “I walked down the street in Barcelona and suddenly discovered a terrible truth – Europe died in Auschwitz… We killed six million Jews and replaced them with 20 million Muslims. In Auschwitz we burned a culture, thought, creativity, talent. We destroyed a chosen people, truly chosen, because they produced great and wonderful people who changed the world.

    The contribution of this people is felt in all areas of life: science, art, international trade, and above all, as the conscience of the world. These are the people we burned.

    And under the pretence of tolerance, and because we wanted to prove to ourselves that we were cured of the disease of racism, we opened our gates to 20 million Muslims, who brought us stupidity and ignorance, religious extremism and lack of tolerance, crime and poverty, due to an unwillingness to work and support their families with pride.

    They have blown up our trains and turned our beautiful Spanish cities into the third world, drowning in filth and crime. Shut up in the apartments they receive free from the government, they plan the murder and destruction of their naive hosts.

    And thus, in our misery, we have exchanged culture for fanatical hatred, creative skill for destructive skill, intelligence for backwardness and superstition. We have exchanged the pursuit of peace of the Jews of Europe and their talent for a better future for their children, their determined clinging to life because life is holy, for those who pursue death, for people consumed by the desire for death for themselves and others, for our children and theirs.

    What a terrible mistake was made by miserable Europe .

    A lot of Americans have become so insulated from reality that they imagine America can suffer defeat without any inconvenience to themselves. Recently, the UK debated whether to remove The Holocaust
    from its school curriculum because it ‘offends’ the Muslim population which claims it never occurred. It is not removed as yet. However, this is a frightening portent of the fear that is gripping the world and how easily each country is giving in to it.

    It is now more than sixty years after the Second World War in Europe ended. This e-mail is being sent as a memorial chain, in memory of the six million Jews, twenty million Russians, ten million Christians, and nineteen-hundred Catholic priests who were ‘murdered, raped, burned, starved, beaten, experimented on and humiliated. ‘Now, more than ever, with Iran, among others, claiming the Holocaust to be ‘a myth,’ it is imperative to make sure the world never forgets.

    How many years will it be before the attack on the World Trade Center ‘NEVER HAPPENED’ because it offends some Muslim in the United States?

    If our Judeo-Christian heritage is offensive to Muslims, they should pack up and move to Iran, Iraq or some other Muslim country.

  52. Steven Na says:

    George should become a human shield…and then the IDF should drop a 500 lb bomb on him. CATCH JORGE!

  53. bradford is occupied by badly pakis

  54. hey Galloway I hope you turned in your phone,your computer and some of your medicine, and stop using Facebook because they are either from Israel or invented by Jews

  55. George Galloway you are mean and you don’t speak do people . Racists go away

  56. Gerry Glazer says:

    Why haven’t we seen anything from the Royal Family condemn in the racist – Galloway and his followers?

  57. Erica Doll says:

    If your Dad was born in Gaza in ’62 then you are Egyptian, as Gaza was in ’62.

  58. Robert Smith says:

    I love this woman! Shalom! From America!

  59. SamCohen017 says:

    a proud fearless jewish lioness .Galloway went that away you invaded Galloways muslim enclave I guess hes not a happy anti semite.

  60. very useless moron that Galloway

  61. Hinda Blas says:

    Why can’t the traitor to GB be sent to the gallows or better yet to Qatar to work for Al Jazeera the mouthpiece for all terrorists.

  62. Haley Chace says:

    We need a Bradford Free Zone!… Freaks and Fanatics!

  63. I thought the concept of an “Israel free zone” was absurd.

  64. I thought the concept of an “Israel free zone” was absurd.

  65. One can not fault someone for trying to protect themselves.

  66. Haley Chace says:

    The Liberal Sector of course!

  67. Hi Sam, now you know how the Jews feel. 2900 years ago Gaza & West Bank belonged to the Jews. Unfortunately, wars are fought and a stronger country wins while the weaker country loses and then it’s inhabitants are usually forced to move. The Jews have lived for 2900 years all over the world without a homeland and they obviously came from somewhere. The Arabs on the other hand have 22 states and occupy an entire continent with the exception of the 9 miles belonging to the Jews. Why do the Arabs require more land? Why can’t the Jews have this tiny little peace of real estate bought and paid for by Abraham?

    I feel badly for you my friend because of feeling like you have no identity and in some cases people are forced from their homes. It’s wrong but it’s been happening to the Jews for centuries. Do you think you’re better or more deserving? And if you think you’re better than other people, then that’s where the REAL problem is.

    No country wants the Jews all because they’re Jews and for no other reason. Doesn’t it make sense to give them their land back so you have somewhere to banish them to?

  68. Hi Sam, now you know how the Jews feel. 2900 years ago Gaza & West Bank belonged to the Jews. Unfortunately, wars are fought and a stronger country wins while the weaker country loses and then it’s inhabitants are usually forced to move. The Jews have lived for 2900 years all over the world without a homeland and they obviously came from somewhere. The Arabs on the other hand have 22 states and occupy an entire continent with the exception of the 9 miles belonging to the Jews. Why do the Arabs require more land? Why can’t the Jews have this tiny little peace of real estate bought and paid for by Abraham?

    I feel badly for you my friend because of feeling like you have no identity and in some cases people are forced from their homes. It’s wrong but it’s been happening to the Jews for centuries. Do you think you’re better or more deserving? And if you think you’re better than other people, then that’s where the REAL problem is.

    No country wants the Jews all because they’re Jews and for no other reason. Doesn’t it make sense to give them their land back so you have somewhere to banish them to?

  69. Michael Fine says:

    Let’s continue to upset him!

  70. Helen Verwey says:

    Well said, Harriet Roberts! In Australia we welcome all who want our freedom, so long as they unite with our culture of hard work, equality and judeo Christian ethics. Those who want to force us it submit to their culture can go back where they cams from. Don’t make Europes and England’s mistakes. Keep Australia Australian and Jews are welcome here!

  71. David Barker says:

    Go Mandy, I support you

  72. David Barker says:

    Go Mandy, I support you

  73. just let him be hoisted up in the gallows.

  74. just let him be hoisted up in the gallows.

  75. Maurice Levi says:

    Awesome! Keep the chudspah going Mandy!

  76. It is incumbent on the people of Bradford to speak up. If they don’t agree with Galloway, they must say so, loud and clear. Apathy will lead to more and more antisemitism, and before you know it Bradford will be under sharia law.

  77. Well done, Mandy! (Y) (Y) (Y)

  78. It’s a bad idea for the Royals to weigh in. The world sees this man is mentally ill and not receiving psychiatric care. I don’t need the Royals to “distance” themselves. It’s implied.

  79. Then SHAME on him!

  80. Well, I’ve got two words for Galloway and they’re not “Good Shabbas.”

  81. Cabot Flynn says:

    WHAT A MEATHEAD!!!!!

  82. Palestine never existed * it’s an imaginary nation created by religious extremists, but even so, the Jews peacefully coexisted for years until Hamas starting using Gaza as a launching pad for their rockets. It’s all such a shame! Every human being has the right to exist and live peacefully somewhere.

  83. galloway,,tries to revive hitler,,can he be a modern day hitler?? is he planning a genocide??

  84. How about those cease-fires? Why is Israel abiding by them but not Hamas? Israel is the only one with the right to defend itself. I can tell by your photo that you’re far too young to understand the full implications and causes behind all this. Take care and perhaps you should continue to live in the U.S. You should call that home.

  85. NuritGreenger says:

    Dear Mandy, all it takes is a car full of gas (petrol) some Israeli flags and good spirit to challenge an anti-Semite like George Galloway. You have done a real mitzvah standing up to such bully and for the good people. I wish I was with you, we would have had a real good time.

  86. Gary Rimmer says:

    Galloway… Is an anti-Semetic … He can’t even answer a politically correct question… He answered with sarcasm…
    Most un-professional…
    But I guess exactly what you would expect from that type of racist bastard!!!!!!!!

  87. Gary Rimmer says:

    Plus who in their right mind, would want to go to Bradford
    (Islamford west)!!!!

  88. Paul W. Howe says:

    U all elected that darn idiot so u deservw him…

  89. The UN are mostly comprised of Muslim terrorist factions that have little to no credibility with the civilized democratic world. You have a skewed way of thinking and twisting words and ideas. Israel is the only civilized free thinking country that exists among a land of hateful angry terrorists. I know what I said and it isn’t even remotely close to what you’re trying to tell me I said. Go get some help if you have trouble with English. I suggest you go live in the non-existent state of Palestine. You’re safe in the U.S. so what exactly is your problem or is it in your Arab nature to fight. There will never be peace with Muslims because you guys kill each other.

  90. Jaci Jono says:

    ISRAEL GO GO GOD IS WITH YOU

  91. LanaMerle says:

    She is one brave girl, and Don Robinson is right, Galloway is a complete jackass. He needs to listen to his fellow countryman, Pat Condell.

  92. JohnJaffe519 says:

    Sounds like Galloway is a “brain-free zone”!

  93. Tell Mr. Galloway to be sure to throw away his cell phone and refrain from using any other invention or medical discovery from Israel.

  94. MikiBacsi169 says:

    Does anyone know how much Qatar pays a year for this arsehole to play stupid? (I am kind of broke.) 🙂

    https://www.smashwords.com/books/view/422752

  95. How embarrassing for you and other rational people in Bradford!

  96. ArieArazi117 says:

    And mine too.

  97. Shula Conley says:

    Ha Ha the next time I’m in England I plan on going to Bradford and planting a few flags myself!!!

  98. EstebanD.Schnir says:

    Unnecessary, the ISIS lines are moving towards Bradford. Give them time and more western leaders.

  99. UliLedeboer says:

    bravo Mandy!!!!! Bravo, Don!!!!!! Am Israel chai – letamid!!

  100. Please do accept Britains apology for the POS galloway. he and all his supporters are just total bell ends and DO NOT speak for the majority of Bradford or the UK…

  101. WynnWheldon says:

    Pretty sure ISIS will welcome him with open arms. One of their own!

  102. Andy Brown says:

    England needs to be a Galloway free zone. off George back to your sand tribe you traitorous bastard.

  103. LaurySellem says:

    Go go Mandy!!!

  104. DavidSumner says:

    Wynn Wheldon No, the alliance between the political left and radical Islam is a temporary thing that will last only as long as the leftwingers are needed.

  105. RonnySithalpersad says:

    Woman with iron fist well done. The right place for Galloway is at the Gallows you twit “Women Power”

  106. MichaelKessler180 says:

    Very stupid move and totally unnecessary. Do not underestimate the Asian community in Bradistan. I noticed there were also children present which backs up the idiocy of the gesture. Why you feel the need to provoke a complete twat and his group of thugs I really don’t understand. Go visit Ilkley or Skipton instead

  107. HadassaMorris says:

    Mandy Blumenthal…kol hakavod!

  108. DonaldLevinson says:

    A Patriot is a Patriot is a Patriot. What a tragedy that several hundred thousand or more Israeli’s are not …

  109. EvelynBBlock says:

    Bravo!


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