A look at the beautiful presidential King David Hotel in JerusalemBy Mason White 7:02 PM February 9, 2013
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By: Debbie Gross
(Scroll down for video) The beautiful in King David Hotel in Jerusalem, is the place where many foreign heads of state and diplomats who were visiting Israel stayed.
Among the most famous hotel guests are: U.S. Presidents: Richard Nixon, Gerald Ford, Jimmy Carter, Bill Clinton, and George W. Bush as well as Barack Obama who came to Israel before he became president of the United States. George V, Jordan’s King Hussein, British Prime Ministers Winston Churchill, Harold Wilson, Margaret Thatcher, John Major, and Tony Blair, the Prince of Wales, as well as famous people such as Elizabeth Taylor, Richard Gere, and Madonna.
In 1929, Palestine Hotels Ltd. purchased 4.5 acres in the Milky Julian of Jerusalem, today King David Street. Half of the construction costs were paid by Ezra Mosseri, an Egyptian Jewish banker and director of the National Bank of Egypt, and another 46% was purchased by other rich Jews from Cairo. The remaining 4% was paid by the National Bank.
In the video below, you can get a glimpse into the beauty of the hotel at 2:40 in the video you can also see the hotels display of pictures from the many dignitaries who stayed at the hotel. At 3:30 in the video below you can see signatures on the floor from many rich and famous people who stayed at the hotel.
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