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Olympic coach stands up for Israeli swimmers banned from Malaysia

Award-winning Polish swim coach Bart Kizierowski vows not to train Malaysian athletes if Israelis are banned from their country.

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Israel and international sporting: A new wave?

Even after the embarrassment of being disqualified from hosting such an uplifting international event, Malaysian officials were unrepentant and stood firm in their resolute hatred for Israel.

Malaysia's former Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia's PM: 'The world obeys Israel, we don't'

Mahathir said that Malaysia has the right “to voice our own feelings and to have our own policies.”


Antisemitic swimming

Malaysia’s Deputy Sports Minister Sim Hee Kyung reportedly said that the decision was “a means to protest against the continuous Israeli oppression of the Palestinian people.”

Volker Beck of Germany's environmental party Die Gruenen (The Greens), Berlin, 2017.

German politician urges to cancel event with Malaysia due to antisemitism

In a statement issued by the social democratic politician Michaele Engelmeier, she called for a cancellation of sports events in Malaysia.

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

After swimmers banned, Malaysian PM says no Israelis allowed in country

"It is my right to criticize Israel for its policy regarding the Palestinians and say they do many bad things."

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Israel slams Malaysian decision to bar Paralympic athletes

Swimmers from some 70 countries are expected to compete at the 2019 World Para Swimming Championships in the eastern state of Sarawak from July 29-Aug. 4.


Whither Malaysia?

Will Israeli diplomat David Roet’s visit be a one-time anomaly or the start of a new beginning in Israeli-Malaysian relations?

Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysian PM Najib says will use all means to fight Trump's Jerusalem move

Malaysian Prime Minister Najib Razak and his ruling party have been burnishing their Islamic credentials with the aim of boosting their chances in the general election.

Mahathir Mohamad speaks during an interview in Putrajaya, Malaysia

Malaysia former PM calls Trump a 'villain' for Jerusalem plan

Social media users in Muslim-majority Malaysia vowed to boycott US companies, such as McDonald's Corp, following US President Trump's decision.

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