They say that when words fail action has to follow, if there is to be any resolution in the face of injustice. And, this is definitely true. It is even more so, when the very words regarding the attitudes toward a whole nation of people does in fact perpetuate the very injustice that needs to be remedied.
A good example of this holding true is the visit Israel-Britain ambassador Daniel Taub made to the city of Bradford. It is not uncommon for people to visit or even sojourn to parts of a country where they are said to be not welcomed by a particular number of other people. After all, millions of brave souls join various diasporas everyday.
What proves a little news and noteworthy is when an ambassador replies anti-israeli comments calling for exclusion coming from a MP with a house call. This is exactly what Daniel Taub did for George Galloway in the city of Bradford. Of course, this kind of “pop in” is not intended to make waves. That is unless the the purpose of the waves made is to say “hi”.
This is exactly the case when it comes to George Galloway’s comments about the city of Bradford being an “Israeli Free” zone. The worst part about the whole situation between the ideologies of these two leaders is the level of disparity there appears to be between the two gentlemen. While one is known for making all kinds of borderline racist remarks, the other goes out of his way to make sure that decency and civility reign supreme. Learn more: http://jewishnews.timesofisrael.com/the-aliyah-100-list/
And even though on the surface this might seem like a tug a war between the egos of two titans, there are real consequences for the lives of the people they represent. The silver lining that shines brightly over this dark cloud of misunderstanding is the overall positive attitude coming from the people of Bradford itself.
The citizens collectively have a more inclusive way of seeing things than Galloway would have the rest of the world believe. Not so bright is a future where the police fully investigate Galloway for the sentiment and public reaction to his comments. In the meanwhile, Daniel Taub continues to make meaningful connections in the name of peace and progress. And although he is quite optimistic about the potential for peaceful coexistence between the peoples of Bradford, Taub understands that things are tenuous security wise for the city. That just means that the presence of the position he once held is still greatly needed.