Tuesday, May 13, 2008

World leaders and VIPs to occupy one 5-star Jerusalem hotel


Nice of Ha’aretz to identify a terrorist target so clearly. Tell me, is there any other reason for this story to exist than to point terrorists to this particular hotel? Why doesn’t Ha’arets also include a map and a blueprint of the place, you know, just for the convenience of any Abdul who might want it?

By the way, you might want to notice that this story is written by “The Marker.” Hmmm. The Marker for whom? Hamas? Hezbollah? Fatah?

Doesn’t "Ha’aretz" translate to something approximating “idiot”? Did that meaning exist before the newspaper started reporting stories like this, or has this newspaper brought a whole new meaning to the word?

Last update - 16:46 13/05/2008
By TheMarker

U.S. President George W. Bush, former British prime minister Tony Blair and media mogul Rupert Murdoch are among the 13 heads of state, 14 former heads of state and other distinguished guests that have arrived, or will arrive, to attend President Shimon Peres' Presidential Conference in Jerusalem.

The conference, which begins Tuesday, is being held in honor of Israel's 60th anniversary.

Bush will arrive on Air Force-1 with 15 journalists on Wednesday. On a separate plane, some 100 members of the press will also be arriving.

Bush and his wife, Laura, will be accommodated at Jerusalem's King David Hotel.

Former British Prime Minister and Quartet envoy Tony Blair will be occupying a suite at the Inbal Hotel, as will former U.S. secretary of state Henry Kissinger, who asked for the penthouse suite.

In all, seven suites have been added to the 25 that already existed at the five star hotel.

All 250 Inbal Hotel employees will be on call to cater to the distinguished guests, which include former Russian President Mikhail Gorbachev and former Indonesian president Abdurrahman Wahid, who will be arriving with his daughter and is the only Muslim invited to the conference.

Other guests at the Inbal Hotel will be former Ukranian President Leonid Kuchma, who asked for special security, Albanian President Bamir Topi and his wife, former Slovenian President Danilo Turk and his wife and Latvian President Valdis Zatlers, who asked for five more rooms for his entourage.

Former German foreign minister Joschka Fischer will also be staying at the Inbal Hotel, as will the President of Kazakhstan, Nursultan Nazarbayev, who asked for 14 rooms for his entourage. Google founder Sergey Brin and his wife will also be staying at the Inbal, as will media mogul Rupert Murdoch. Tycoon Sheldon Adelson will be staying at the hotel's presidential suite.

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