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  King David Hotel Bombing (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946) was a bombing attack against the British government of Palestine by members of Irgun —a militant Zionist group.
The Irgun exploded a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police).
The King David Hotel was used as an office housing the Secretariat of the Palestine Government and British Army Headquarters.
www.seattleluxury.com.cob-web.org:8888 /encyclopedia/entry/King_David_Hotel_bombing   (1256 words)

  
 King David Hotel bombing - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946) was a bombing attack against the British government of Palestine by members of Irgun — a militant Zionist organization.
The Irgun, dressed as Arabs, exploded a bomb at the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, which had been the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police).
The attack on the hotel was the deadliest attack against the British in the history of the Mandate.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_David_Hotel_bombing   (1682 words)

  
 King David Hotel bombing (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The hotel was the base for the British Secretariat, the military command and a branch of the Criminal Investigation Division (police).
The attack was initially ordered by David Ben Gurion, who was in the United States, but he later changed his mind and ordered the bombing to be cancelled.
After the bombing, this hotel became a British fortress until May 4, 1948, when the Union Jack flag was lowered.
publicliterature.org.cob-web.org:8888 /en/wikipedia/k/ki/king_david_hotel_bombing.html   (1114 words)

  
 King David Hotel bombing
On July 26, 1946, members of the Jewish terrorist organization Irgun Tsvai-Leumi in the British Mandate of Palestine planted and exploded a bomb at the King David Hotel.
The hotel was the base for the British military command and the British Criminal Investigation Division.
The attack on the hotel was the largest terrorist attack against the British in the history of the Mandate.
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 King David Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The King David Hotel, built in Jerusalem with locally quarried pink sandstone, was opened in 1931.
The King David Hotel is best remembered as a former administration headquarters of the British Mandate of Palestine, and particularly as the site of the King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946).
After the bombing this hotel became a British fortress until May 14, 1948, when the Union Jack was lowered upon the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
en.encyclopediahome.com /wiki/King_David_Hotel   (242 words)

  
 Kings Hotel
After the King David Hotel bombing, this hotel became a British fortress until May 4, 1948, when the Union Jack flag was lowered.
Only a minor fraction of the hotel had been fitted with a sprinkler system which was not legally required for buildings built before 1979; the MGM Grand had opened in 1973.
Thomas Jeremy King, Baron King of Bridgwater, PC (born June 13, 1933), is a British Conservative politician who was Member of Parliament for Bridgwater in Somerset, from 1970 until 2001.
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 ::The Bombing of the King David Hotel::
The bombing of the King David Hotel occurred in July 1946 and some saw it as a pivotal moment in recent Middle East history.
The bombing of the hotel galvanised the British into realising that their time in Palestine was coming to an end.
All the documents were taken to the King David Hotel where they were to be assessed by intelligence analysts.
www.historylearningsite.co.uk /bombing_of_the_king_david_hotel.htm   (555 words)

  
 THE BOMBING OF THE KING DAVID HOTEL (via CobWeb/3.1 planetlab2.cs.unc.edu)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The King David Hotel in Jerusalem was built by the Moseri family, members of the wealthy and influential Jewish establishment in Cairo and Alexandria.
Their assignment was to reach the hotel by bus and to wait at the side entrance so as to assist in unloading the explosives from the van when it arrived.
The denunciation by the Jewish Agency totally ignored the fact that the bombing of the King David was carried out as part of the activities of the United Resistance, and on the explicit instructions of Moshe Sneh.
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 King Edward Hotel Toronto
In 2001, the hotel was purchased by Jeff Stober, who renovated the hotel with the goal of turning it into a bohemian arts and culture mecca in the midst of the city's recently revived gallery district.
Edward Joseph King (born May 11, 1925) was the Governor of the U.S. state of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983.
In 1978, King defeated incumbent Governor Michael Dukakis in the Democratic primary, and served as Governor of Massachusetts from 1979 to 1983.
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 Myths & Facts - The Mandatory Period
In 1920, Labor Zionist leader David Ben-Gurion expressed his concern about the Arab fellahin, whom he viewed as "the most important asset of the native population." Ben-Gurion said "under no circumstances must we touch land belonging to fellahs or worked by them." He advocated helping liberate them from their oppressors.
Three telephone calls were placed, one to the hotel, another to the French Consulate, and a third to the Palestine Post, warning that explosives in the King David Hotel would soon be detonated.
As a result, when the bombs exploded, the casualty toll was high: a total of 91 killed and 45 injured.
www.jewishvirtuallibrary.org /jsource/myths/mf2.html   (3832 words)

  
 The Outrage
On the morning of the 22nd of July 1946 a party of between 15 and 20 Jews, dressed as an Arabs entered the King David Hotel.
The hotel housed the Secretariat of the Government of Palestine and Headquarters of the British Forces in Palestine and Transjordan.
Members of the Royal Engineers were hurried to the scene with heavy lifting equipment, but they had difficulty reaching the King David Hotel because of Jewish road blocks.
www.britains-smallwars.com /Palestine/Kingdavid.htm   (626 words)

  
 Bombing them into the wrong arms at Antony Loewenstein
BUSH: David, It’s an interesting period because, ummm–instead of having foreign policies based upon trying to create a sense of stability, we have a foreign policy that addresses the root causes of violence and instability.
They send huge bombs capable of killing things for hundreds of meters around those targets to destroy them, and then blame the inevitable civilian deaths — the Lebanese government says 600 civilians have been killed so far — on “terrorists” who callously use the civilian infrastructure for protection.
Of course the bombing of the King David Hotel was violent.
antonyloewenstein.com /blog/2006/07/29/bombing-them-into-the-wrong-arms   (3041 words)

  
 Australia/Israel Review - Deconstruction Zone
The attack on the King David is often presented as ‘Exhibit A’ in the anti-Zionist case against Israel.
He maintains that the King David attack was carried out by the Irgun at the behest of the Haganah.
But the actual Irgun bombing that took place on 22 July 1946 was conducted against the express instructions of the Haganah.
www.aijac.org.au /review/2006/31-12/deconz31-12.htm   (915 words)

  
 Bombing of British Embassy in Turkey Reminiscent of Zionist Bombing King David Hotel 1946 : SF Indymedia   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Bombing of British Embassy in Turkey Reminiscent of Zionist Bombing King David Hotel 1946 : SF Indymedia
To get back to the title of this article that refers to the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem in the year 1946, which killed 92 people, many of them civilians, who were British, Arab and Jews.
The King David Hotel was the British military headquarters in Palestine under British Mandate.
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 UJC - Myths and Facts: Bombing of the King David Hotel   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The call into the hotel was apparently received and ignored.
Few people in the hotel proper were injured by the blast.
In contrast to Arab attacks against Jews, which were widely hailed as heroic actions, the Jewish National Council denounced the bombing of the King David.
www.ujc.org /content_display.html?ArticleID=24155   (353 words)

  
 King David Hotel - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
The King David Hotel is best remembered as a former administration headquarters of the British Mandate of Palestine, and particularly as the site of the King David Hotel bombing (July 22, 1946).
After the bombing this hotel became a British fortress until May 14, 1948, when the Union Jack was lowered upon the Declaration of the Establishment of the State of Israel.
The hotel was re-opened in 1967, after the Six-Day War, when Israel annexed East Jerusalem.
en.wikipedia.org /wiki/King_David_Hotel   (226 words)

  
 Reflective truth | Jerusalem Post   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
Saturday, July 22nd marked the 60th anniversary of the bombing of the British headquarters in the King David Hotel by the IZL fighters.
To this day, the bombing of the King David Hotel remains the explosion that caused the greatest number of casualties in the history of the Israeli-Arab conflict.
The Hagana and almost all leaders of the Yishuv condemned the bombing in the strongest terms, distancing themselves morally and militarily from the IZL and ending the brief period of cooperation between the resistance movements.
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 Demands for Second Nakba: 55 years after the bombing of King David Hotel (by Daud Abdullah) Media Monitors Network
Fifty-five years after the bombing of the King David Hotel, Israeli inheritors of the Begin legacy continue their destruction of Palestinian property in Jerusalem and elsewhere with the same impunity and callousness.
Whereas in the past the Israeli leadership was prepared to justify its military adventures under the guise of fighting the terrorist threat, today they are forced, albeit reluctantly, to admit that the real danger is not terrorism but in the demographic composition of the land they stole.
When Menachem Begin and his co-conspirators blew up the King David Hotel 55 years ago, the world was given a practical lesson about the nature of Zionism.
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 DebateGate: Forums / The Time Machine / Terrorism, 1946 - The King David Hotel Bombing   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
The attack was initially ordered by David Ben Gurion (link), who was in the United States, but he later changed his mind and ordered the bombing to be cancelled.
Menachem Begin, David Ben Gurion and others who were members of the Irgun and Haganah, would have been considered terrorists at the time, by our standards today, for fighting against the British occupation of Palestine.
However, it wasn't very long after the King David Hotel bombing that Ben Gurion was hailed as the first Prime Minister of Israel, in January 1948, a post he held until 1963.
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 The Bombing Of The King David Hotel
According to Yitshaq Ben-Ami, a Palestinian Jew who spent 30 years in exile after the establishment of Israel investigating the crimes of the “ruthless clique heading the internal Zionist movement,” The Irgun had conceived a plan for the King David attack early in 1946, but the green light was given only on July first.
The Chief Secretary for the Government of Palestine, Sir John Shaw, declared in a broadcast: “As head of the Secretariat, the majority of the dead and wounded were my own staff, many of whom I have known personally for eleven years.
The King David Hotel massacre shocked the conscience of the civilizedworld.
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 WMUB Listener Feedback
This morning a brief news item referred to the 1946 bombing of the King David Hotel in Israel.
This is totally inaccurate, the bombing was by terrorists and admitted as such by "Rabbi" Yzertinsky (Yitzhak Shamir, later the Prime Minister of Israel, his code name was "Rabbi")
In later years, apologists for the bombing said that the King David was a legitimate target because it was a military headquarters for the British Army in Mandate Palestine and that the Irgun phoned three warnings to the hotel which they said were ignored.
www.wmub.org /feedback/2005/07/anniversary-of-king-david-hotel.html   (536 words)

  
 Jewish Terror Cells 60 Years Ago: King David Hotel Anniversary - eBaum's World Forum   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-14)
In fact former Israeli PM Menachem Begin was the ring leader in one of the worst acts of terror of the 20th century, the bombing of the King David Hotel.
So the 60th anniversary of the King David Hotel bombing rolled around this week and in an act of pure irony (in light of the weeks events) a new plaque was placed at the site lauding the freedom fighter angle of the Jewish 'Etzel' terrorists.
To the average Lebanese, all they know is that Israel, for whatever reason, has bombed and is bombing their country, has invaded in the past, killed people, etc. It's a two way street.
forum.ebaumsworld.com /showthread.php?t=153279   (4355 words)

  
 Booman Tribune ~ A Progressive Community
The rightwingers, including Binyamin Netanyahu, the former Prime Minister, are commemorating the bombing of the King David Hotel in Jerusalem, the headquarters of British rule, that killed 92 people and helped to drive the British from Palestine.
A two-day seminar will be held to mark the 60th anniversary of the bombing of the King David Hotel, Jerusalem, by members of the United Resistance Movement (Haganah and Irgun).
The King David Hotel was at the time the military headquarters of the British Mandatory Authority.
www.boomantribune.com /story/2006/7/21/42942/0720   (3198 words)

  
 Questions and Answers
The most infamous incident in the history of the Irgun is the bombing of the King David Hotel in 1946.
A terrorist walked into the dining room of the Park Hotel in the coastal city of Netanya and set off a bomb, killing twenty-nine people and injuring 140 others, just as they were preparing to begin their Passover celebration.
Jenin had become a terrorist headquarters complete with bomb factories; in a captured Fatah report addressed to Marwan Barghouti the Palestinians themselves call Jenin "the suiciders' capital."(2) Defending against future attacks required Israel to move into Jenin to arrest those involved in terrorism and to confiscate their weapons.
www.peacewithrealism.org /question.htm   (5708 words)

  
 Bombing King David
“By a strange coincidence, today is the 60th anniversary of the bombing of the King David hotel in Jerusalem”;, Old Possum remarked, as we waited at Town Hall Square for the march to kick off.
Old Possum leaned on his walking stick and raised his voice a decibel or two above the din: “The Hotel was the headquarters for the secretariat of the British Mandate in Palestine.
The King David Hotel bombing was about clearing the Mandate out of the way.
brushtail.com.au /july_06_on/bombing_king_david.html?.html?.html?.html   (769 words)

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