Ex-Malaysian PM reasserts Israel ‘rules world by proxy’

(JTA) — Former Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said there is substance to allegations that he made nearly a decade ago that Israel rules the world by proxy.

Mohamad wrote in his blog at chedet.cc that American candidates must pledge loyalty to Israel or risk losing the elections, the Malaysian national news agency Bernama reported Monday.

“I wonder whether people notice it or not, but presidential candidates of the United States of America, the sole superpower, all have to seek approval from Israel,” Mohamad said on the blog. “Mitt Romney, the Republican candidate for president, has just made the pilgrimage, and he has made a public pledge that he will be even tougher against the Palestinians and Iran than Obama.”

Mohamad said he believes that Obama will soon make this pilgrimage and make more promises to fight for Israel, Bernama reported.

“It is not what is good for the United States which counts,” Mohamad said. “One can imagine the policies that will be adopted by whichever government or president wins, and it is clear the United States cannot ignore Israel’s views when reacting to anything of concern to Israel.”

Mohamad, long known for his anti-Semitic views and avid support for the Palestinian cause, said during a summit for the Organization of the Islamic Conference in 2003 that “the Nazis killed 6 million Jews out of 12 million [during the Holocaust]. But today the Jews rule the world by proxy. They get others to fight and die for them.”

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