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Trumpís Israel Visit: Major Security in Jerusalem, Bethlehem
NBC News ^ | May 19, 2017 | Paul Goldman and F. Brinley Bruton

Posted on 05/19/2017 10:01:23 AM PDT by billorites

JERUSALEM — You've heard of armored vehicles for world leaders and A-list celebrities. Now President Donald Trump is about to get an armored hotel suite.

A huge security operation has been launched that aims to envelop the president and his 1,000-person entourage during his visit to Jerusalem and Bethlehem next week.

Trump's accommodation during the second stop on his trip will be a bomb-proof, poison gas-proof and bulletproof hotel room built to withstand the collapse of the entire building, according to Sheldon Ritz, operations manager for Jerusalem's King David Hotel.

"The presidential suites have independent air conditioning in case of a gas attack and are built to withstand a RPG [rocket-propelled grenade]," he said of the super-luxurious suites that cost around $5,700 per night. "But still the U.S. is bringing rocket-proof glass to put in front of the window."

"If the whole hotel blows up the suite will come down in one piece, so maybe a few broken bones, but they will be alive," said Ritz, adding that the King David would become a "mini White House."

In order to prevent explosives-laden cars from ramming the hotel, two buses full of heavy equipment will be placed at the entrance to the main road. Balloons carrying infrared cameras will float above the building while bomb-spotting robots will lurk in sewers beneath it.

(Excerpt) Read more at nbcnews.com ...


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"super-luxurious suites that cost around $5,700 per night."

I presume you're charged extra is you need lassies to tinkle on your bed.

1 posted on 05/19/2017 10:01:23 AM PDT by billorites
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To: billorites

1000 person entourage? At this point in American history, one must ask why our President travels internationally? The country is broke. The President is under seige daily. Why not show some backbone and require foreigners to come here for meetings?


2 posted on 05/19/2017 10:08:07 AM PDT by The Westerner (Protect the most vulnerable: get the government out of medicine and education!)
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Isn’t it sad that such extraordinary precautions have to be taken.


3 posted on 05/19/2017 10:13:07 AM PDT by flaglady47 (TRUMP 45. How sweet it is. )
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To: The Westerner

Jared is bringing a lot of friends....


4 posted on 05/19/2017 10:15:34 AM PDT by bigmak007 (They who can't control their own passions, want to passionately control others.)
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To: flaglady47

What I find sad is that he has broken from his campaign promise if establishing the US embassy in the capital (like every country we have a US embassy in) of Israel which is Jerusalem. Not only that McMaster, Tillerson and Spicer when questioned about this have completely back tracked on that promise. To the extent that even McMater when pressed couldn’t even state that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel or that even the proper term for the WEEPING WALL.

“McMaster was asked about a comment made by an American diplomat, in Israel ahead of President Donald Trump’s trip there next week, who said Israel does not have jurisdiction over the Western Wall in Jerusalem, considered the holiest site in all of Judaism.”

“McMaster replied, “that sounds like a policy decision” which drew the ire of Meadows.”

A policy decision!? What!?


5 posted on 05/19/2017 10:31:37 AM PDT by Jarhead9297
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To: Jarhead9297

I don’t know, a visit by the POTUS would seem like a great time to make such an announcement.


6 posted on 05/19/2017 10:35:18 AM PDT by TheDon (MAGA!)
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To: flaglady47
Isn’t it sad that such extraordinary precautions have to be taken.

The King David Hotel has been bombed before.

7 posted on 05/19/2017 10:51:24 AM PDT by thulldud
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To: billorites

Is this to keep President Trump safe from terrorists or to protect him from the US press corps?


8 posted on 05/19/2017 11:08:47 AM PDT by grania (only a pawn in their game)
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To: bigmak007

Jared and Ivanka are the Michelles of the Trump administration. Who gets booted down to flying with the golf balls?


9 posted on 05/19/2017 11:27:59 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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To: grania

He’s safer there than here from the rabid msm.

Brokering any deal between those two opposing forces is impossible. Just admit he’s going there for the latkes.


10 posted on 05/19/2017 11:39:00 AM PDT by bgill (CDC site, "We don't know how people are infected with Ebola.")
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