Israel Blasts Malaysia for Refusing to Admit Its Paralympic Swimmers

(Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs) Israel Ministry of Foreign Affairs said Thursday: "The Malaysian government has taken the decision to ban the participation of Israelis in official international sport events in Malaysia, including the participation of athletes with disabilities in a swimming competition organized by the International Paralympic Committee. This is shameful and totally opposes the Olympic spirit." "Israel condemns the decision, inspired no doubt by Malaysia's PM Mahatir's rabid anti-Semitism. We call upon the International Paralympic Committee to change this wrong decision or change the venue of the event."

2019-01-18 00:00:00

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