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Daily Briefing: Israeli Media Stunt Exposes Ignorance of Sacred

       Israeli Journalist Breaches Mecca

How did a Jewish Journalist Get into ‘Mecca’? Where No Non-Muslim Can Go: News Track, Includes video, July 21, 2022Islamic countries around the world consider Israel as their enemy. But now a Jewish journalist from Israel has done something that can create a stir in Muslim countries all over the world.

Israeli TV’s Shallow, Irresponsible Stunt:  Melanie Phillips, Algemeiner, July 29, 2022

How an Israeli Journalist May Have Torpedoed Israel-Saudi Relations:  Harold Rhode, Dr. Rich Swier, July 25, 2022

Judaism Deserves As Much Respect As Islam:  Jonathan Tobin, JNS, July 21, 2022

Pilgrim Non Grata in Mecca:  Maureen Dowd, NY Times, Mar. 9, 2010

For Further Reference:

WATCH:  Why We Insist on Getting It Wrong About the Muslim World:  Emet On Line, July 29, 2022 Much hope has been placed in an eventual normalization of relations between Israel and Saudi Arabia. 

Who is Gil Tamari, Israeli Journalist Illegally Sneaks into Mecca?:  Ground Report, July 23, 2022 — A Saudi man has been arrested in connection with the visit of an Israeli reporter to the holy city of Mecca during a visit to Saudi Arabia. This man is accused of helping an Israeli journalist to go to Mecca.

Saudi Police Arrest Citizen Who Helped Israeli Journalist Sneak into Mecca:  MEE staff, Middle East Eye, July 22, 2022 Saudi Arabian police in Mecca have arrested a citizen on suspicion of helping an Israeli journalist enter Muslim sacred places in the holy city.

Israel Brands TV Reporter’s Makkah Video ‘Stupid’:  Jamie Goodwin, N MENA, July 20, 2022 — An Israeli TV journalist’s 10-minute news report, where he called himself the first Israeli reporter to enter Makkah, has been branded “stupid” by a government minister.

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