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Mon May 22, 2017, 08:18 AM

Saudis Deny Visas For US Reporters Covering Trump

Several Israeli journalists planning to cover President Trumpís visit to the Middle East were denied visas to Saudi Arabia and will not be able to board the press plane.

Orly Azoulay, a reporter for the newspaper Yedioth Ahronot, and Gil Tamary of Channel 10 were scheduled to cover Trumpís first overseas visit as Commander-in-Chief, and were approved by the White House to join the press charter plane accompanying the president. But on Wednesday, both were notified that the Saudi embassy had refused to grant them visas to the kingdom, which will be Trumpís first stop. The reason given was their affiliation with Israeli media outlets. Both reporters are U.S. citizens.

Read more: http://forward.com/fast-forward/372283/saudis-deny-visas-for-israeli-reporters-covering-trump-visit/

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Mon May 22, 2017, 08:45 AM

1. No help from our Precedent

Hell, he doesn't even let them in our own House. He prefers Tass. You know, REAL news.

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Mon May 22, 2017, 09:02 AM

2. Saudis often deny entry just for having an Israeli stamp in your passport

 

So it's not one but surprising employment by an Israeli company would be an issue for them.

The people who work for my company who have to travel in the Middle East all maintain 2 US passports and use one traveling to Israel and the other for any Muslim majority country just because of this.

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