IT IS TIME MAHATHIR DIFFERENTIATES JEWS FROM ZIONISTS

By Kua Kia Soong, Director of SUARAM, 26 Jan 2019

At the outset, let me make it clear that as far as the Palestinian cause is concerned, I am on the same page as Dr Mahathir, although I cannot vouch for his consistency on all the other Non-Muslim liberation causes in the rest of the world.

What is disturbing is that through the years, we have witnessed Dr Mahathir’s deliberate refusal to make any distinction between the Jewish people and the ideology of Zionism. This has huge consequences for how our Prime Minister stands on racism and racial discrimination in our own country. Those who have followed his political career will note the continuity in his ethos and it was not unexpected that he should once again create a similar rumpus recently on the international stage by conflating Jews with Zionism.

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