White House Protests Saudi Visa Denial to Israel Reporter

(USA Today) David Jackson - As President Obama prepares to visit Saudi Arabia, the White House is objecting to the Saudi denial of a visa to an Israel newspaper reporter seeking to cover the event. Michael Wilner, the Washington bureau chief for the Jerusalem Post, was the only journalist denied a visa. "We are deeply disappointed that this credible journalist was denied a visa," said Bernadette Meehan, spokesperson for the National Security Council. "We will continue to register our serious concerns about this unfortunate decision." "Wilner, a Jewish American...does not hold Israeli citizenship and has never lived in the Jewish state."

2014-03-26 00:00:00

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