No Jews? Then, no Saudis

New legislation in the U.S. Congress asks Saudi Arabia to clarify its position on tourist visas for Jews.

Rep. Anthony Weiner (D-N.Y.) introduced legislation last week that would bar Saudi citizens from receiving tourist visas for the United States until the Saudis clarify whether U.S. Jews can seek tourist visas to Saudi Arabia.

The move comes after a Saudi tourism Web site suggested last month that Jews were barred from receiving visas to the kingdom under new policies. The Saudi Embassy claimed the information on the Web site was a mistake. ‘We know they recognized the P.R. problem posed by their Web site; the question is whether they recognize the moral problem posed by their policy, and have moved to correct it,’ Weiner said.”

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