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August 27, 2015 6:19 am

Larry King Asks Saudi Arabian Fan If Taking Pictures With Jews Is Permitted

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Larry King. Photo: Wikimedia commons.

Larry King asked a fan if taking photos with Jews is allowed in Saudi Arabia. Photo: Wikimedia Commons.

Jewish former CNN host Larry King asked a Saudi Arabian fan if taking pictures with Jews is allowed in his country, before agreeing to pose for a photo with the man, The New York Times reported on Wednesday.

The world-famous interviewer was leaving the Ritz Carlton hotel in Washington, D.C. with a New York Times reporter when a “dark-skinned man” approached and asked to take a picture with him, according to the publication. Whereupon, King asked the fan where he was from. When the man said Saudi Arabia, King replied, ‘‘I’m a Jew! You sure it’s O.K. to get your picture taken with a Jew back in Saudi Arabia?’’

After reassuring King that he actually has many fans in Saudi Arabia, the two smiled for the photo.

According to the report, after the fan thanked King and shook his hand, the TV star looked him in the eye and said, ‘‘Now, please, go fight ISIS!’’

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