Jewish groups had criticized the university for inviting the prime minister, who has repeatedly made anti-Jewish comments.
Mahathir Mohamad also said he was entitled to freedom of speech in order to speak “against the Jews.”
“They are hook-nosed. Many people called the Malays fat-nosed. We didn’t object, we didn’t go to war for that.”
Anti-Semitism is an artificial construct created to silence critics of the Jews, Malaysian Prime Minister Mahathir Mohamad said.