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Malaysian PM Defends Barring Israelis, Denies Being Anti-Semitic

TEL AVIV – Malaysia’s prime minister said his country has a “right” to deny entry to Israelis and that it was “unfair to label him as anti-Semitic” due to his anti-Semitic remarks, which have included calling Jews “hook-nosed” and claiming they have an obsession with money. 

Malaysia Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad gestures as he speaks to reporters during a press conference at the Great Hall of the People (GHOP) in Beijing, China, 20 August 2018.(Photo by How Hwee Young - Pool/Getty Images)

King of Malaysia Abdicates Suddenly After Two Years on Throne

Malaysian King Sultan Muhammad V abruptly abdicated on Sunday after wearing the crown for only two years. The former 15th king of Malaysia did not explain why he departed early, but there is speculation it had something to do with his personal life.

New Malaysian king to be picked this month after shock abdication

Pollak: George Soros Is a Victim of Antisemitism, and Also a Perpetrator

The media have decided that criticism of billionaire left-wing mega-donor George Soros is a form of antisemitism, ever since he was targeted by a mail bomb last week (which did not detonate, thankfully). They have stepped up that claim in the wake of the Pittsburgh synagogue shooting, since the murderer posted anti-Soros comments on social media.

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Malaysian PM Rejects Chinese ‘Belt and Road’ Projects

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamed announced the cancellation of two major infrastructure projects that were part of China’s international “Belt and Road” initiative, rejecting the projects as too expensive since Malaysia is already grappling with a debt crisis.

Malaysia's Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad speaks during a joint press conference with China's Premier Li Keqiang (not pictured) at the Great Hall of the People in Beijing on August 20, 2018. - Mahathir is on a visit to China from August 17 to 21. (Photo by HOW HWEE YOUNG / …