Sunday, January 06, 2008

Jerusalem Readies for Bush's Arrival
Jan 6 2008
Associated Press Writer

JERUSALEM (AP) - With hundreds of hotel rooms booked and municipal crews unfolding red, white and blue flags, Jerusalem is getting ready for its highest- profile visitor in years: President Bush.

Jerusalemites are accustomed to waiting in
traffic jams as convoys of black sedans shuttle visiting dignitaries around the city, the seat of Israel's government. But Bush, who arrives for three days beginning Wednesday, constitutes a VIP of a different order.

Israel is pulling out all the stops to impress a man who is perhaps its staunchest foreign ally in his first visit as U.S. president.
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