Israel accuses Malaysia PM of 'rabid antisemitism' over Paralympics ban

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Mahathir Mohamad refuses visas to Israeli athletes due to compete in a qualifying event for Tokyo 2020

Israel has accused the Malaysian prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, of “rabid antisemitism” after he banned Israeli athletes from competing in a qualifying event for the Tokyo 2020 Paralympics.

Malaysia has refused to grant visas to Israeli athletes scheduled to participate in the event to be held in the state of Sarawak in July, a move designed to demonstrate the country’s solidarity with Palestine.

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