Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s unabashed hardline views and policies towards Israel are viewed in the west as anti-Semitic, though he is dismissive of such a characterisation. Photo: AP

Mahathir’s Malaysia bans all Israeli nationals from events it hosts

  • Kuala Lumpur has never established formal diplomatic ties with Israel, and the Prime Minister has long been a fierce critic of the country
  • The ban includes July’s World Para Swimming Championships, a move criticised by the International Paralympic Committee
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Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad’s unabashed hardline views and policies towards Israel are viewed in the west as anti-Semitic, though he is dismissive of such a characterisation. Photo: AP
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