This petition was submitted during the 2017–2019 Conservative government
Petition Ask the Paralympic Committee to move the swimming Championships from Malaysia.
The Malaysian prime minister has publicly stated about how Jews have “hooked noses,” and other anti-Semitic sentiments, states there is “no place for Israeli athletes in Malaysia” following Malaysia’s refusal to grant visas to Israeli athletes in the World Paralympic Swimming Championship.
Sport is a source of uniting people together though different backgrounds regardless of politics, sex, race, religion, and more. To disallow Israeli athletes to perform in the championships is not only an insult to what the Olympics stand for, but also a slap in the face to the benefits Israel has provided to aid paraplegics continue to prosper in their lives by creating products like the ReWalk exoskeleton used during the London Marathon.
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