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Malaysian government bans ALL Israeli athletes, competitors from country

Malaysian government bans ALL Israeli athletes, competitors from country

Country: 
Malaysia
News Date: 
17/01/2019
Lancastrian
Summary: 

Will there be an international outcry about this blatant anti-Semitism?

Malaysia’s foreign minister said Wednesday that the government will not budge over a ban on Israeli athletes in a para swimming competition and has decided that the country will not host any events in the future involving Israel.

Malaysia, a strong supporter of the Palestinian cause, is among the predominantly Muslim countries that do not have diplomatic relations with Israel. The government has said Israeli swimmers cannot join the competition in eastern Sarawak state in July, which serves as a qualifying event for the 2020 Tokyo Paralympics.