March 26, 2007

Saudi Arabia Bars Israeli Journalist Traveling with UN Chief

From Saudi Arabia Bars Israeli Journalist Traveling with UN Chief: 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. 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.