Malaysia’s Dr M takes parting shot at Israel
Malaysia’s Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, speaking on the eve of his retirement, has said that Jewish people’s past sufferings in Europe are no excuse for taking Arab land and persecuting Muslims.
That is a reasonable statement.
Dr Mahathir, who steps down on Friday after 22 years in power, provoked widespread international criticism earlier this month by saying that the Jews had emerged from the Holocaust to “rule the world by proxy.”
That is a lunatic statement.