Israel bans Malaysian officials from crossing border into the PA due to antisemitic Muslim PM
BREAKING: Israel will not allow Malaysian officials to cross the border between Israel and Jordan in order to enter the Palestinian Authority territories due to anti-Israel and anti-Semitic comments made by Muslim PM Mahathir.
The decision came after Malaysia opened a PA embassy in Amman.
“If our embassy is opened in Ramallah, Malaysia will need to officially engage with Israel for logistics, administrative and immigration matters”, FM Datuk Saifuddin Abdullah said in October.
Malaysia’s avowedly antisemitic prime minister Mahathir Mohamad, who at 94 became the world’s oldest head of government, has for decades been known for his anti-Semitism.
He described Jews as “hook-nosed” and blamed them for creating all the troubles in the Middle East in a BBC interview in 2018.
Calling Israelis “special,” the prime minister of Muslim-majority Malaysia, challenged historical accounts that six million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, arguing that the figure was four million.
When asked why he described Jews as “hook-nosed” in his book The Malay Dilemma, he said: “They are hook-nosed. Many people called the Malays fat-nosed. We didn’t object, we didn’t go to war for that.