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Did you know that Jews are banned from entering Saudi Arabia?

Step Up For Israel 2012/05/23 15:27:48
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While all religious minorities (including Muslims) experience religious freedom in Israel, the Muslim country of Saudi Arabia makes it illegal for a Jew to even enter the country in transit! (Jew here is defined as: someone carrying ANY Jewish object, someone having a Jewish sounding name, or someone with an Israeli stamp in their passport.)

While Israel is the home and protectorate of the B'Hai Temple, the Dome of the Rock, the Western Wall, and many Churches, surrounding Arab countries have been known to destroy religious objects or shrines that are Jewish or Christian in nature.

In 2000, following the outbreak of the Intifada, the Palestinians utterly destroyed Joseph's tomb, one of the holiest tombs in Jewish tradition.







How can Israel and the Jewish people trust it's holiest sites to people who have shown time and again that they will not protect them?
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  • burlbarer 2012/05/23 19:40:03 (edited)
    I'd heard rumors
    burlbarer
    +10
    The Saudi Embassy in Washington said rumors regarding passenger flight restrictions on Saudi Arabian Airlines were “completely false.” Jews most certainly can go to Saudi Arabia, and Fred Wolfson, who is Jewish, is the only non-Saudi to ever receive their highest medal of honor -- he captured the terrorist who blew up a Saudi passenger plane.

    There are several countries that do not allow you to fly to or from Israel for political reasons just as Americans can not fly to Cuba from America.

    If you visit cuba, you go via Canada or Mexico and Cuba doesn't stamp your passport ...there are ways around anything --- AND if you have been to Israel you will notice that Jews and Muslims get along just fine there -- just as Catholics and Protestants do even in most parts of Ireland. How often do you hear of inter-religious problems in Haifa, for example? Muslims are directed in the Qur'an to protect Jewish and Christian Holy Places, and the Oath of the Prophet says that interfering with Jews and Christians religious practices is a complete violation of all that Islam represents. So there :-)\

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  • jim bob 2013/02/21 03:32:57
    I'd heard rumors
    jim bob
    American Jews are more than welcome. What a twisted and skewed way of presenting your "facts". Do you know why Israeli Jews are banned? Because they carried out assassinations, or acts of terrorism on saudi soil without consulting the Saudis first.
  • Abdul 2012/12/09 12:13:29
    Yes
    Abdul
    not all jews are banned from Saudi Arabia, only those who born in what they call it " Israel" or have an " israel passport". Saudi Arabia does not recognized israel as a country. They only recognized Palestine.
  • Matt Forrester 2012/07/30 14:49:56
    No
    Matt Forrester
    +1
    More Middle Eastern Muslim hypocrisy...I shouldn't be surprised but the small accompanying article did surprise me...
  • owen 2012/07/30 14:07:25
    No
    owen
    +1
    I had no idea.
  • Keegan The Fabulous 2012/07/02 21:00:15
    No
    Keegan The Fabulous
    +1
    Why would the Jews want to visit Saudi Arabia, anyway? That nation has been stuck in Mediæval times for quite a long time.
  • owen Keegan ... 2012/07/30 14:08:47
    owen
    The problems are with zionists not jews.
  • vania.m... owen 2013/07/24 19:16:11
    vania.melamed
    +1
    As of 2010, and I don't know if it was changed, Saudia's tourism ministry's website stated that all jews would be denied entry, including as media, and the presumption was explained to me by a professor for their ministry of education that all Jews are Zionists. Additionally, I was told that no Christian journalists would ever be permitted entry, and that during times of national crisis, such as the Arab Spring, only Arab Sunni journalists are/were allowed. You can spin it all you want, but it was verified to me by members from both the tourism and education ministries.
  • Deborah Donnison 2012/07/02 18:57:04
    No
    Deborah Donnison
    Personally, I could care less. But the reverse seems to be taking root here in the US. There are thousands of people who do not want Muslims to be allowed in the U.S.
  • Nazrenda Redy 2012/07/01 16:47:52
    No
    Nazrenda Redy
    +1
    I mean Yes! I know jews are banned to came to Saudi Arabia, because I'm is a muslim.
  • gocar Nazrend... 2012/07/27 19:54:20
    gocar
    Sorry -- you are wrong. Just another internet myth, rumor, piece of crap information
  • Jorge Enriquez 2012/06/22 21:29:54
    No
    Jorge Enriquez
    not surprised
  • Bureauc 0Bamao 2012/06/21 02:51:40
    Yes
    Bureauc 0Bamao
    But so are all other faiths other than Muslims. Gee aren't they tolerant?
    Saudi Arabia did join the 19th Century recently making it legal for women to drive in the last year or so.
  • Roger 2012/06/20 17:32:34
    No
    Roger
    I don't care about jews
  • Nazrend... Roger 2012/07/01 16:50:33
    Nazrenda Redy
    +3
    me too
  • owen Nazrend... 2012/07/30 14:09:47
    owen
    They own the west
  • firebird 2012/06/18 23:47:29
    I'd heard rumors
    firebird
    +1
    Didn't know for sure.. But , why would they want to enter a extreme hostile country that was so hateful to Jews..........
  • Deborah... firebird 2012/07/02 18:55:15
    Deborah Donnison
    Agree
  • vania.m... firebird 2013/07/24 19:17:42
    vania.melamed
    +1
    Because sometimes they are journalists.
  • Freeranger 2012/06/18 21:47:07
    No
    Freeranger
    I didn't. What a surprise huh?
  • littlebuffalo55TBA 2012/06/18 21:39:11 (edited)
    Yes
    littlebuffalo55TBA
    Yes I did know! All the more reason for those here who want to mix Religion with Politics to understand the real brilliance of what our Founding Fathers made provisions for in spiritual freedoms!
  • Alan James 2012/06/08 19:02:58
    Yes
    Alan James
    I dont worry about the Cult of Muskies. Like the military sniper said on FOX, he personally shot dead, well over 300 cult diaper heads with one bullet to the forehead. To bad he can not "double tap" every camel pedophile musty. Oh Binny Laden? A pop to the chest, then a "Double tap" a shot to the center of the forehead. My favorite thought? The fish that ate his nasty, now showering satanic ass probably died or will have fish farts for ever...
  • Haifa Bourguiba 2012/06/05 00:47:20
    No
    Haifa Bourguiba
    why??? that's just stupid just because they don't have the same religion they should be isolated what kind of retard thinking is that?? am muslimin don't have problems with any religion
  • owen Haifa B... 2012/07/30 14:11:19
    owen
    Thats the way it should be,zionists are the evil of this world along with all other forms of terrorists..
  • Sam Adams 2012/06/04 20:40:28
    Yes
    Sam Adams
    That's nothing--in Kuwait, they won't let you in the country IF YOU EVEN HAVE A STAMP FROM ISRAEL IN YOUR PASSPORT!!!
  • Sam Adams Sam Adams 2012/06/04 20:42:46
    Sam Adams
    Unlike the assertions that the Saudi thing isn't true, I know it for a fact about Kuwait. When I was headed there one time, it was in the official paperwork from Kuwait.
  • owen Sam Adams 2012/07/30 14:12:11
    owen
    The true Israel is still in exile,read your bible.
  • JesusIsMyGod 2012/06/03 05:47:55
    No
    JesusIsMyGod
    If I said what I was thinking, I would sound unchristian. Let us just say that this makes me very unhappy.
  • Mike J. Hirak 2012/06/01 19:17:40
    No
    Mike J. Hirak
    +1
    If that's true, it just shows the corruption of Saudi Arabia, and the fact we need to cut all ties with them
  • owen Mike J.... 2012/07/30 14:13:09
    owen
    Also the false State calling itself Israel.
  • OnlyAPilgrim 2012/05/30 22:33:34
    Yes
    OnlyAPilgrim
    And yet we are the bad ones?
  • xXmardo20Xx 2012/05/29 20:03:26
    No
    xXmardo20Xx
    what!!!!!!
  • Shaheen 2012/05/29 12:16:44
    No
    Shaheen
    Its because jews are treating the Muslims bad in Palestine
  • JesusIs... Shaheen 2012/06/03 05:48:49
    JesusIsMyGod
    +1
    Both sides have done bad things, sir.
  • Tdog 2012/05/29 02:56:51
    No
    Tdog
    I honestly did not.
    Huh.
  • nynaeve 2012/05/28 08:28:49
    Yes
    nynaeve
    +1
    No non muslim is allowed in Mecca or Medina. At all.
  • owen nynaeve 2012/07/30 14:13:42
    owen
    I didnt know that.
  • Agoyaz nynaeve 2013/03/22 10:21:46
    Agoyaz
    +2
    Once again a bluff. The scarcest virtue among Muslims is honesty. From the very childhood they are taught nothing but hatred and still they claim that Islam is the religion of peace. I'm sad that I am not a Jew. But I appreciate them because they are the only nation who stands against the Islamic fanatics. Countries like India, Sri Lanka and even Norway that are afraid to make a move against these vandals inside their respective countries should be ashamed.
  • RAWR.....? 2012/05/28 04:19:31
    No
    RAWR.....?
    +1
    That is so racist. Just because of their religoin they are not allowed into a country. It is like saying; Oh you don't like cheese your not allowed in this factory. BAD EXAMPLE only one I could think of
  • RevBH RAWR.....? 2012/06/21 06:11:25
    RevBH
    Want to see "racist"? Look into what the Israelis do to the Palestinians. They rival the Nazis in ethnic purges.
  • owen RevBH 2012/07/30 14:18:48
    owen
    Rothschild and his puppets in Wall street funded Hitler during ww2,they made plenty of blood money the evil masonic jew devils.Romney is in Israel right now sucking up to the zionist trash to confirm his loyalties to his bank manager Rothschild.Get ready for ww3 guys. Judaism,Islam and Christianity can get along fine without zionist poisoning.
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