Malaysia’s Mahathir threatens Australia with terror over Jerusalem embassy move

Now we will see what our unelected PM Scott Morrison is made of.  Mahathir is the second Mohammedan in the vicinity that warned him about moving the Australian embassy to Jerusalem. The first one was the Indonesian Joko Widodo who refused to sign a trade deal unless Australia  submits to Islamic demands.

Our gutless gov’t already caved and rejected asylum for Asia Bibi, who’s  in hiding in Pakistan until a Western nation accepts her. 

Here an important video from Germany:

Malaysia cautions Australia over Israel embassy move

Amanda Hodge The Australian November 15, 2018

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad has warned Australia it risks “adding to the cause for terrorism” if it relocates its Israel embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem raising the prospect of more diplomatic trouble over the controversial issue.

Scott Morrison met the veteran Malaysian politician for the first time this afternoon on the sidelines of the ASEAN summit in Singapore.

After the meeting Mr Mahathir told reporters that he had raised the issue with Mr Morrison.

“I pointed out that in dealing with terrorism one has to know the causes,” he said.

“Adding to the cause for terrorism is not going to be helpful. I pointed that out. Australia has not made any decision. They’re looking into it.”

Mr Morrison has battled criticism over his review of the Israeli embassy location this week, including from Labor leader Bill Shorten who accused him of making Australia “look stupid” by floating the idea.

The relocation, first mooted ahead of the Wentworth by-election last month, has strained relations with Indonesia and left the two nation’s already-concluded free trade agreement hanging in the balance.

Jakarta is one of the Palestinian state’s strongest supporters and the US decision to move its Israel embassy to Jerusalem earlier this year sparked angry, mass demonstrations outside its own Indonesian mission.

The prime minister has worked hard to talk down the difficulties it has caused with Jakarta _ which has warned any relocation would harm the bilateral relationship _ saying Indonesian president Joko Widodo did not conflate the issues of the Israel embassy and trade deal during their meeting Wednesday morning.

But Indonesia’s trade minister Enggartiasto Lukita also made it clear this week the issue had derailed the signing of the Indonesia Australia Comprehensive Economic Partnership Agreement and that the deal was unlikely to be signed without an assurance the Australian embassy would remain in Tel Aviv.

Mr Morrison hit back today at Mr Shorten, accusing the Labor leader of being “quick to take cues on Australia’s foreign policy from those outside Australia”.

“Bill Shorten doesn’t want to consider this question at all,” he said.

“I’ve put in place a process to do it properly and to ensure the position we ultimately arrived at is one consistent with Australian interests and not related to other matters, because Australia has to be sovereign in determining its foreign policy. We can’t have it determined by any other nation.”

While the embassy issue has cast a cloud over Mr Morrison’s first multilateral summit, there have been notable wins including the conclusion of a free-trade agreement with Hong Kong and a conciliatory first meeting with Chinese Premier Li Keqiang late Wednesday.

Mr Li described the Australia China relationship as being at a “turning point after our ups and downs” and called for both sides to approach the relationship “with a view of mutual benefit”.

Mr Morrison said the meeting had been positive and that he had reassured the Chinese premier that Australia’s Pacific pivot plans _ including a $A2 billion infrastructure fund and increased naval deployments to the Pacific _ “were not exclusive”.

He will meet Chinese president Xi Jinping at the weekend APEC summit in Papua New Guinea, where tensions between Washington and Beijing are likely to be high after US vice president Mike Pence told the Singapore summit that “empire and aggression have no place in the Indo Pacific”.

The comments by Mr Pence, who flew out of Singapore today for APEC, appeared aimed squarely at Beijing’s growing presence in the region and its determination to dominate the South China Sea.

But Mr Morrison _ who spent the morning paying respects to more than a thousand Australian servicemen and women buried at Singapore’s Kranji War Cemetery _denied the escalating feud between China and the US created a difficult balancing act for Australia.

“Our relationships with each of these major partners are different, and they’re both successful. Australia doesn’t have to choose and we won’t choose,” he said.

1/ Malaysia’s Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad (L), Myanmar State Counsellor Aung San Suu Kyi and Philippine President Rodrigo Duterte pose for a group photo. Picture: AFP

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Scott Morrison’s contentious Israel policy shift has encountered more diplomatic headwinds, with Malaysia’s prime minister, Mahathir Mohamad, suggesting relocating the embassy from Tel Aviv to Jerusalem would add to the cause of terrorism.

The Malaysian prime minister, known for his outspoken public interventions, raised concern in a meeting with Morrison at the Asean summit in Singapore about the prospect of Australia recognising Jerusalem as Israel’s capital.

Big surprise.

Last month Mahathir called Jews hook-noses who caused the terrorism in the Middle East:

Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad described Jews as “hook-nosed” on Tuesday and blamed them for creating the troubles in the Middle East…

“If you are going to be truthful, the problem in the Middle East began with the creation of Israel. That is the truth. But I cannot say that,” he said in an interview on BBC’s Hard Talk.

This man is now cited as a reason why we can’t move our embassy in Israel? And this context is not given?

He is also famous for his virulent anti-Semitism. He wrote on his personal blog in 2012 that “Jews rule this world by proxy,” the Associated Press has reported.

In a 2003 speech before assembled leaders of Muslim-majority nations at the Organization of the Islamic Conference summit in Kuala Lumpur, he called for “1.3 billion Muslims” to unite to “counterattack” against the “few million Jews” who had defeated them. He also suggested Jews sought to “wipe out” all the world’s Muslims, and used the Holocaust as an example Muslims could emulate.

“1.3 billion Muslims cannot be defeated by a few million Jews,” he said in the speech. “There must be a way. And we can only find a way if we stop to think, to assess our weaknesses and our strength, to plan, to strategize and then to counterattack. We are actually very strong. 1.3 billion people cannot be simply wiped out. The Europeans killed six million Jews out of 12 million.”

He has also said, “I am glad to be labeled anti-Semitic […] How can I be otherwise, when the Jews who so often talk of the horrors they suffered during the Holocaust show the same Nazi cruelty and hard-heartedness towards not just their enemies but even towards their allies should any try to stop the senseless killing of their Palestinian enemies.”

He wrote in his 1970 book “The Malay Dilemma” that “the Jews are not merely hook-nosed, but understand money instinctively.”

This is the man who in 1994 banned Schindler’s List, the film about the hero who saved Jews from the Holocaust:

Malaysia banned the Oscar-winning Holocaust film Schindler’s List because of what it saw as Jewish propaganda, a spokesman for its director, Steven Spielberg, said yesterday, Reuter reports from Kuala Lumpur. The Prime Minister, Mahathir Mohamad, who as Home Minister is in charge of the censorship board, said: ‘I’m not anti-Semitic. I’m anti-Zionist expansion (and) the conquest of Arab territories by Zionists.’

Last month he said the Holocaust was exaggerated:

Mahathir challenged historical accounts that 6 million Jews were killed in the Holocaust, saying the figure was closer to 4 million.

In August:

“Anti-Semitic is a term that is invented to prevent people from criticizing the Jews for doing wrong things,” he said.

One thought on “Malaysia’s Mahathir threatens Australia with terror over Jerusalem embassy move”

  1. And like the kiss arses we are we will comply with our masters wishes. Australian foreign policy made in Indonesia and Malaysia for the benefit of Indonesia and Malaysia at the expense of Australian sovereignty. Move the Embassy or be made to look like the arse kissers they expect us to be.

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