The King David Hotel (מלון המלך דוד Malon ha-Melekh David) is a 5-star hotel in Jerusalem, Israel. Opened in 1931, the hotel was built with locally quarried pink limestone and was founded by Ezra Mosseri, a wealthy Egyptian Jewish banker. It is located on King David Street in the centre of Jerusalem, overlooking the Old City and Mount Zion.
The hotel has played an important role in the Israeli history of Jerusalem, from the struggle for statehood, through Independence War, division of Jerusalem, and the reunification, to this day. Among other things the hotel was known for being the scene of a bombing in 1946, and for its frequent hosting of heads of state, dignitaries and other personalities during their visit to Jerusalem. The hotel is currently owned and operated by the Dan Hotels group.
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... Barker was in his office at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem when at 12.37 pm, Monday, 22 July 1946, the southern wing of the building collapsed in a large explosion, killing ... It looked immediately apparent (and was very soon confirmed) that the hotel, which housed the headquarters of the Mandate administration, had been targeted by ... of outrages culminating in the blowing up of a large part of the Government offices in the King David Hotel causing grievous loss of life ...
... Shraga – "took part in planning the blowing up of the King David Hotel, the attack on the British officers club and other operations." Amitai, Shmuel (1920–1998 ... the first group ("the porters") that arrived at the King David Hotel prior to Yisrael Levi's "strike force" ... Grosbard, David (1915–1990) – served as a member of the central institutions of the Herut movement and manager of the Herut newspaper ...
... The King David Hotel bombing was an attack carried out on 22 July 1946 by the militant right-wing Zionist underground organization the Irgun on the ... The hotel was the site of the central offices of the British Mandatory authorities of Palestine, principally the Secretariat of the Government of Palestine and the Headquarters of the British ... The Irgun planted a bomb in the basement of the main building of the hotel, under the wing which housed the Mandate Secretariat and a few offices of the British ...
... Today, the King David Hotel is part of the Dan Hotel Chain, and a member of The Leading Hotels of the World and continues to accommodate foreign heads of state and diplomats visiting Israel ... Amongst the hotel's more famous guests are King George V Jordan’s King Hussein U.S ... Royal Signals HQ, in June 1946 King David Hotel at night (2008) ...
... The house used to be occupied by David Welch and his housekeeper, Mrs ... it is known that Louisa and her husband, David Cloninger, did receive the mill tract, among other acreages ... river bottom land near Buchanan, had been trying for some time to buy the mill tract from David and Louisa Cloninger, but they could not agree on the price ...
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