From FMT (extracts):
Dr M takes ‘naughty western world’ to task for keeping mum on Palestine
Prime Minister Dr Mahathir Mohamad speaking at the 9th Annual Grand Iftar with the Malaysian Palestinian community
PUTRAJAYA: Dr Mahathir Mohamad tonight slammed western countries for taking sides with Israel instead of calling out Jerusalem for crimes against Palestine, strong views that have seen the prime minister being labelled as anti-Semitic.
“There is nothing ambiguous or vague about the plight of the Palestinians,” Mahathir told an event with the Palestinian community here, referring to the decades-long struggle for Palestinian rights in the Middle East.
“It is a story about a once free people who have lost their land forcibly through a brutal occupation and this was committed blatantly for the whole world to see.” [...]
“Instead of being grateful for being given an opportunity to lead a life without persecution and pogroms, as they had suffered in Europe, the Israelis decided to persecute Palestinians, whose land they occupied illegally,” he added. [...]
“And attempts by any nation to raise issue with it will result in it being labelled anti-Semitic, a strong reason for the western countries to impose sanctions and other punitive measures on those who speak up against Israel,” he said.
“Today, too, the very nations that created the monstrosity called Israel, are still up to their mischief, rewarding Israel with Jerusalem, by declaring it Israel’s capital.”
Mahathir claimed that Israel kept “violating international laws and human rights daily”, saying Israeli settlements are built every day while Palestinians are denied access to their own lands.
Firstly, how dare my special word 'naughty' is being used, wakakaka.
Secondly and more importantly, much as I am sympathetic to the cause of the Palestinians as everyone here knows and have much criticised me for (based on their own prejudice, wakakaka), I have to say this time Mahathir has forfeited the rights to speak up for Palestine and/or against Israel.
Hasn't he refused to sign (on behalf of Malaysia as a civilised nation) the ICERD and Rome Statue?
How can we bring Israel to the ICC for their war crimes and inhumanities if we don't become party to the Rome convention? By criticising Israel, hasn't Malaysia shown itself as a damn double standard hypocrite?
Mahathir with now a lack of credibility on human rights has to cease & desist from his hypocrisy.