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Israeli Journalist Sneaks Into Mecca on Saudi Trip, Causing Stir

Grand Mosque and the Mecca Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Grand Mosque and the Mecca Tower in Mecca, Saudi Arabia.

Photographer: Bandar Al-Dandani/AFP/Getty Images

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An Israeli reporter slipped into the Islamic holy city of Mecca during a trip to Saudi Arabia, sparking controversy on social media and illustrating the sensitivities of closer ties between the two countries.