Complex Made Simple

Jewish journalist denied visa to Saudi

A Paris-based reporter for Israeli news outlets was denied a visa to Saudi Arabia to cover the French president's visit, reported the Jewish Press Agency.Gideon Kouts, who is Jewish, said that he was denied a visa to cover Nicolas Sarkozy's official trip to Saudi Arabia for Israeli radio and television stations "because I am writing about Israel." The Union of Jewish Communities of the Parisian region denounced Saudi Arabia's decision.