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Malaysia’s prime minister, who said he is proud to be called anti-Semitic, is speaking at Columbia University

JOSEFIN DOLSTEN

JTA - Jewish Telegraphic Agency

Tue Sep 24 2019

...Mohamad, 94, has been serving as prime minister of the southeast Asian country since last year and previously served in the office in 1981-2003.

In June, Mohamad mocked Jews while speaking at Cambridge University.

“I have some Jewish friends, very good friends. They are not like the other Jews, that’s why they are my friends,” he said in response to a question about previous anti-Jewish statements.

Some in the audience laughed with no response from the moderator. Mohamad also said he was entitled to freedom of speech in order to speak “against the Jews.”...

Malaysia’s prime minister, who said he is proud to be called anti-Semitic, is speaking at Columbia University