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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:02 PM

 

Saudis Deny Visas For Israeli Reporters Covering Trump Visit

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.

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

The Saudis are not our friends.

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oberliner May 2017 OP
shenmue May 2017 #1
SoCalMusicLover May 2017 #2
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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:03 PM

1. Figured

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:12 PM

2. They're Our Friends Now

 

Before too long, we'll be buddy buddy with North Korea.

Narcissistic leaders stick together.

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Sun May 21, 2017, 03:15 PM

3. ah mixing religion with government is just so warm and cozy

you would think the right wing would catch how similar this is to the bullshit laws they are trying to pass now- but nah

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Sun May 21, 2017, 03:18 PM

4. I just read trumps speech

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You can tell the speech writer went out of his way to never mention Israel.

For example:

"America has suffered repeated barbaric attacks Ė from the atrocities of September 11th to the devastation of the Boston Bombing, to the horrible killings in San Bernardino and Orlando.

The nations of Europe have also endured unspeakable horror. So too have the nations of Africa and even South America. India, Russia, China and Australia have been victims.

But, in sheer numbers, the deadliest toll has been exacted on the innocent people of Arab, Muslim and Middle Eastern nations. They have borne the brunt of the killings and the worst of the destruction...."


Fucking asshole. Israel should cancel his visit.

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Response to oberliner (Original post)

Mon May 22, 2017, 01:45 PM

5. The Israelis will not utter a peep of protest.

 

The price they paid for having a fellow rightwing ethnonationalist in power in the US is now they are expected to take orders from the US, and Tr*mp doesn't want them making any waves.

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