Malaysia denies entry to Israeli swimmers for world championship – Despite efforts to obtain visas for Paralympics team for key tourney, athletes from Jewish state once again find themselves out of an international sports competition. | Ynetnews
The event, set to be held in the Malaysian city of Kuching, is a critical one since the results will affect the formulation of 2020 Paralympics in Tokyo. The city will play host to more than 600 swimmers from 70 countries. The fact that there are no diplomatic relations between the Jewish state and Muslim nation is making it hard for the Israeli team to obtain visas.