malaysia israel relations

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad

Malaysia’s tourism minister says homosexuals don’t exist in his country

The Berlin-based daily paper Tagesspiegel queried Mohammaddin bin Ketapi about whether his country is safe for homosexuals and Jews

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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.”

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Malaysia stripped of paralympic swimming championships after Israelis ban

The International Paralympic Committee vowed that all athletes should be able to compete without discrimination, after the Muslim-majority country barred Israelis from the competition.


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.


Body of Hamas engineer eliminated in Malaysia arrives in Gaza

Liberman has suggested that Batsh was killed in an internal Palestinian dispute.

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