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Malaysia’s ban on Israeli athletes sparks outrage in Jerusalem

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18.01.2019

ISRAEL has slammed Malaysia’s decision to ban the participation of Israeli athletes in international sporting events hosted by the Southeast Asian nation, saying the decision was inspired by Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad’s “rabid anti-Semitism”.

The Jewish state’s complaint came after Malaysia’s banned Israeli citizens from competing in the World Para-Swimming championships this coming July.

Israel is the only country with which Malaysia does not maintain diplomatic relations.

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Israeli Foreign Ministry spokesman Emmanuel Nahshon called on the organiser, International Paralympic Committee, to change the venue if Malaysia does not rescind........

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