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    Oct. 16, 2003
    Israel "extremely repulsed" at Malaysian PM's remarks

    Israel is "extremely repulsed" by Malaysian Prime Minister's Mahatir Mohammad's statement at the Organization of Islamic States, the Foreign Ministry said Thursday night.

    "The Europeans killed six million Jews out of 12 million, but today the Jews are in control of the world via their proxies. They lead others to fight and die for them.

    They succeeded in gaining control in most of the [world's] powerful states, and they – a tiny community – became a world power. But 1.3 billion Muslims must not be defeated by a few million Jews. A way must be found, " Mohammad said at the conference his country is hosting.

    Israel called Mohammad's remarks "incitement to hatred."

    "Instead of working towards peace and unity between peoples, the Malaysian Prime Minister propagates hatred. As expected, those taking part in the Islamic Conference chose the lowest common denominator amongst them – vilifying Israel and Jewish people.

    There is no place for Mahatir's anti-Semitic remarks amongst enlightened nations. His remarks deserve the strongest condemnation," the Foreign Ministry said.

    The US described the Malaysian prime minister's remarks as "offensive."

    "It's not the first time we've seen comments like this from that official," Deputy State Department spokesman Adam Ereli said.

    "Let's be clear: the remarks were offensive, they are inflammatory, and we view them with the contempt and derision they deserve."

    Janine Zacharia contributed to this report

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