This is a Saudi plot to keep this cleric from returning to Saudi. Once the cleric arrives and has his passport stamped he will become uneligible to enter Saudi again. Should be rather interesting though. Wonder if a Rabbi would be able to visit Mecca and Medina since they both were once Jewish cities?
Egypt to hold parliamentary election in 2 phases starting Oct 18-19 (Reuters)
from the article: Saudi cleric plans Jerusalem trip to bolster Muslim claims to city