Latest posts by Brian of London (see all)
- Confirmed: “Critical Technological Assessment In Israel” Nuclear Report Release Not Blocked By Israel - March 29, 2015
- Sincerest Form Of Flattery Moment: UK Government Copies The IDF’s Talpiot Scheme - March 26, 2015
- Muhammad Zoabi Forgave Bibi Habibi In Person - March 24, 2015
- App Of The Day: Via Is Not Just A Road In Rome - March 24, 2015
- App Of The Day: Parking Polly Electrified Me - March 23, 2015
I have two questions for President Barak Hussein Obama:
- Would you visit a country with a sign on the door saying “No Blacks Allowed”?
- Why do you choose to visit a country with a sign saying “No Jews Allowed”?
President Barak Obama is going to the Islamic kingdom of Saudi Arabia soon. The American Jerusalem Post reporter who covers the White House applied for a visa to travel with the President (as is his job). He was refused.
He is not Israeli. He does not live in Israel. He was not born in Israel. He is a Jew.
He is the only member of the President’s Press Corp to be refused a visa by Saudi Arabia. Smells like rank Islamic Apartheid to me.
Here’s the report from Politico:
A Jerusalem Post reporter planning to cover President Obama’s trip to Saudi Arabia this week has been denied a visa to the country despite pleas by the State Department and the White House, the newspaper reported on Monday.
Michael Wilner, the Post’s White House correspondent and Washington Bureau Chief, is the only journalist in the press corps who is being denied entry. Though Israel has no diplomatic relations with Saudi Arabia and The Jerusalem Post is based in Israel, Wilner is an American citizen who has never pursued Israeli citizenship and has never lived in the country.
According to the Post, National Security Advisor Susan Rice and assistant to the president Tony Blinken made personal pleas to Saudi Arabia’s ambassador to the U.S., Adel bin Ahmed Al-Jubeir, but to no avail. The White House handled the visa process for journalists covering the trip.
“Reached for comment by phone, the Saudi counselor only told The Jerusalem Post that ‘the decision has been made; and said the Kingdom would decline to elaborate further,” the Post reported. “Obama administration officials privately acknowledged the media outlet was discriminated against.”
In an email, Wilner called the move by Saudi Arabia “unfortunate.”
“U.S. foreign policy in the Middle East is a central pillar of our newspaper’s coverage – this trip was important to us. We can only assume Saudi Arabia’s decision was based on discriminatory principles,” Wilner said.