Malaysia may lift ban for Chelsea's Israeli pair

March 31, 2008
KUALA LUMPUR, March 31 (Reuters) - Malaysia may give special permission to English side Chelsea's two Israelis to land in the country despite a travel ban on citizens of the Jewish state, Deputy Prime Minister Najib Tun Razak told local media on Monday. Chelsea, whose coach Avram Grant and midfielder Tal Ben Haim are Israeli citizens, are set to play in Malayisa in July as part of their Asian summer tour. 'I'm not sure what the decision should be yet but it would be a pity if politics got in the ...

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