Saudi Arabia Bars Israeli Journalist Traveling With UN Chief

March 24, 2007

Press_freedom_in_the_middle_east Saudi Arabia has barred entry to a Washington-based Israeli journalist traveling with Secretary General Ban Ki-moon on his current Middle East tour, the UN said Saturday.

The New York Time’s Warren Hoge reports: "Orly Azoulay, the Washington bureau chief of Yediot Ahronot, was unable to obtain a visa to Saudi Arabia despite assurances the Saudi mission in New York gave the UN last week, said Michele Montas, Ban’s spokeswoman. Azoulay, 53, a dual citizen of France and Israel, sought the visa on her French passport."

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