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bruce lemuel for the 1st time the american colony began to charge for room and board. ah, the american colony also began to attract visiting writers. ah, bonham was selma allowed to live. no, today is the author of the wonderful adventures of niels, wholesome, ah, similarly for yellow, shall i am been selma la la visited jerusalem with her friend sophie elkin in march 1900 amy hoffman. some say they were a lesbian couple. so less be in a spirit, a evey selma had heard about the story of the swedish immigration and thought that it might be a good subject for a novel. sheila, a and the she me knows the lead tie has russia lies and will settle late. and she spent 2 weeks interviewing the swedes in jerusalem langley earlier in the autumn,
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you're shy them bad, some swine m u v. i a not hard to question one year after returning to sweden was she published the novel, jerusalem taylor all base from it, the ocean i jerusalem. it was a best seller in 19 o. 9. so monotonous became the 1st woman to be awarded the nobel prize for literature. the american colony hotel welcomed many prominent guests. john steinbeck and graham green stayed there for weeks at a time. the hotel was also popular with hollywood celebrities and measured the ama thurman and now when, oh, my thurmond came, it was all last minute. there was no suitable room left for her because she was travelling with her nanny and child alia. we sent the hotel manager to a friend's place and she got his apartment of all a hardness at him. would you is true. the hotel is closely interwoven with the
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history of jerusalem. its conflicts, competing interests and claims to power. jerusalem is wholly to muslims, christians and jews. the city has long been both covetous and contested. oh, in the 19th century, jerusalem was a walled city in the middle of the ottoman empire and a turkish roll ah . during bold will one, palestine also became a battlefield. the british wanted to put an end to turkish rule in the middle east . jerusalem descended into chaos. many people were injured or lost their lives. ah, the american colonies warden with off the american colony was assign tasks by jama
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pasha, who was supposed to defeat the british and egypt, iowa lunchables allenwood. both party came to jerusalem and ordered the establishment of the red crescent to care for wounded soldiers. the wounded warden with a fang and the center of the organisation was at the american colony american colony . ah. the commune provided humanitarian aid to the red crescent, turkeys largest relief organization. members of the religious community cared for the wounded. they also organized soup kitchens for the population. after feminine epidemics began to sweep through the city, the american colony avoided all political engagement and insisted on remaining neutral, especially amidst the war. the community followed the lead of anna spafford and her daughter, bertha, who later wrote it was
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a tense moment in which i asked for guidance. my answer was that we had offered to nurse neither friends nor foes, but humanity. and that our offer held good. mm . mm. in late 1917, the push to control of garza jerusalem was surrounded. the ottoman troops surrendered without a fight. the turkish governor, he was passing, the american colony was told to put out what flag, which is very nice except he didn't have a white flag. so he went into the mar calling, i took sheet from one of the beds, tore it, and 2, and walked out to find some british men to surrender to which he did. and the british who took it had no idea what to do with it, because they've never been in a position of accepting a surrender. and bearing in mind that one was a cook, a push officer, accepted the surrender. the historic moment was recorded by an american colony
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photographer. this photograph is the only surviving document of the moment that spelled, the end of 400 years of ottoman rule was captured before the booty should have fishy announced victory. ah, the mission now made miasma. in the end, it was mayor who seine, who informed the residence of jerusalem that the turks had surrendered. she was and it was larson, of the american colony who documented it was amy valasics with anything which is general. edmond allenby, and to jerusalem was deliberate understatement. dismounting and walking through the jaffa gate on foot, on april 25th 1920, the victorious allied powers transferred administration of palestine to britain.
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under the british mandate, jerusalem developed into a modern city, attracting ever more tourists and business people as well as our than jewish immigrants. edmund alan b, who'd been promoted to field marshal, became one of anna spotted welcome guests. business at the american colony hotel was booming. cohen they had, by that time more of us become a toe. you can imagine coming him from england. you defeated the germans in the turks and you find are these people that living a slightly westernized style life at the american colonies, the cities cultural classes, rub, shoulders ah, one of the most famous guests was thomas edward laurence, best known as lawrence of arabia and astute observer, brilliant writer, an avid teller of tales
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blue, 923 and especially died through visual she carried on her spirit through her work and faith, bringing people together in creating places of refuge for her biggest concern. went to the cities disadvantage children. in 1925, she opened an orphanage was the orphanage would later become at the spot for children's center, a charitable institution that still occupies the original location in the old city . the foundation provides health, social, and educational support to palestinian children and families in east jerusalem the seats of the china. she were planted on christmas eve in 1925. when beth spafford, vesta encountered a bedouin, his sick wife,
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and their baby hospitals were closed. and the family had no place to stay. ah, as beth alicia rose in him was he before me stood a rustic madonna and bab. and metaphorically speaking, no room for then in even better arrange for the family to receive medical attention. bought the next morning to father, came this his baby and said my wife died. and i don't know how i can take care of this baby because i live in a case. and so and gone to take to baby and barrett devils said he moved. of course she took the baby golden ears, but all did he had in this building in one or 2 weeks high more babies for tommy because a story like this gets around fatty fast. mm
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. so this became a baby and especially baby home. ah . oh, also supported mothers offering help wherever it was needed most regardless of the recipients background or faith. mm. with the help of the american donations best a soon expand to the orphanage into a children's hospital. busy ah, ah,
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19 cities extensions began to rise. the british had promised support for national home for jewish people and also promised the arabs independence. both sides felt betrayed. ah, the escalating violence put the american hotel which did not want to take sides to the test? the situation became increasingly tense. in 1936, the arab revolt began palestine was on the brink of civil war kata falls, exit isaac. this line from 1936 to 1939 during the arab revolt. the american colony, which was right on the border, was very anxious to maintain strict neutrality and avoid conflict or trouble with any party. and an conflict gotten over the aca to become
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in 1933 jews began to flee germany for palestine by 1969. some 200000 had arrived. arab nationalists began to carry out attacks against the jewish immigrants in the british administration. the american colony hotel found itself in a precarious position during the 2nd world war. there was fighting here in the courtyard hand to hand fighting between the arab legion and the israelis. i was and though as mortis blew up part of the lobby, the entrance lobby and rigid the old palm tree that we had in the in the summer. barstow had bullet holmes on it. at the same time. i mean the bertha was still going to bridge parties still left a staff at vista was widowed in 1942 by then she was well known as a hotel manager. but the hotels hopes for revival after the war would dashed. the
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conflicts in the city remained unresolved, and visitors stayed away. ah, on may 14th, 1948. the british mandate expired. that same day doth had been goody, and proclaimed to state of israel. i. ah, the next i admitted tree coalition of arab states attacks jerusalem again became a battlefield. the american colony hotel was turned into a field hospital, situated directly the front line. ah bat, us baffled cut in standish the adopt bertha spafford bag the arab army not to
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occupy the house. they didn't want the house to be considered arab territory because of course they never knew what would happen next gate. when the fact that their request was complied with, must have been due to their good relations with the arabs in court of appeals. if it hadn't been for those good relations. neither side would have granted any consideration to the request, such as with fish in them. venice difficult, but soon became heter. ah, in 1949, a truce was reached between israel and the arab states. the holy city was divided. israel received the wisdom pers, jordan, the east border controls, became commonplace in the city. the in colony hotel see it for its future as a night, the hotel was cutoff from israel. it was in the, our part of town. and the wall made things very difficult for it because it was
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a war zone and the american economy was on the edge of the was it sort of a sudden it became a rather economy, bad thing for the american call on the fact that this a new border how to rotate. plus, of course it lost all its contact with these weighty site, which was probably at the time the site was doing more business with by now the american colony was a business. lost a lot of its clients, so out of its suppliers. so it was a big show shock and also a culture show the face of the sea. he anti tell when linked in the coming years. the hotel was on the brink. oh, the problem was that we weren't right. and that reached ahead in a dot 1960 and that's when my father had to come out when the hotel was faced with bankruptcy. ah,
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beth his son horatio vesta was living in london. he decided to return to help site . the hotel horatio had grown up in jerusalem, but left to london at 17. he became a lawyer and married a high spirited actress. when he returned to jerusalem, the ratio promised his wife valentine that he would stay only 6 months. he reorganized the whole structure of the hotel and he started to try and build it up as a, as a hotel with more commercialized facilities. and he convinced my grandmother that we should have somewhere to have drinks a kind of bar. because before that you were, you could, we were allowed alcohol, but on if you had it in your room. when the sunsets and jerusalem hotel turns on its lights in the summer, the garden bar is
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a favorite gathering place. it welcomes israelis and palestinians, locals and tourists from all over the world at the hotel. the mood is one of hospitality to all with rich vest and managed to avert bankruptcy. but he felt he was still needed at the hotel. his wife joined him with a heavy heart. living room living out here was great for horatio as a native arabic speaker and just felt was coming home. and it was not such fun for vow who didn't really like it here and was very fond of england. so as tough valentine refused to give up. eventually she found a new passion, the hotels garden. oh, she plunged into her project with enthusiasm, designing the landscaping, composing the flower beds oh,
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if it's paid off. today the grounds are known as one of the most lovely of the world's hotel gardens only, but the maggie now in war shall geena bless her, but i knew nothing about gardening when i started here go over. they were only olive trees here, telemachus there. but that was very tough. she explained everything to me about she gathered all the seats myself behind him. she loved flowers and collected them from all over the world. come vance, an avowed, told me to use lighter colors so you could see them at night. i am at lunch them seemed a hot, white pink and bright red in your classes. there mccormack of rainbow, la mama garza knox of north boy in
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1967 at the situation again, grew tense. the arab states began to mobilize, fearing an attack on 3 fronts. israel decided to launch a preemptive strike. on june 5th, 1967. israel began an air attack against its neighbors, egypt, jordan and syria. during what became known as the 6 day war. israel also captured east jerusalem the man know a hut the defer i lo well that the, the hotels right on the front line is lit. a few rockets hit the square in front of the hotel. i mean that there were no casualties. who i am. let's read them as you, as my country a giraffe. well, but when the israelis captured east jerusalem ready and there were no problems for
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the hotel. any man, everything went on as normal. a muscular ladder to lumala of at o israel security tree. it now rolled over a 1000000 palestinians in the west bank garza and east jerusalem. the american colony hotel remain neutral. ooh, for this is beth advanced to died in 1968. the hospitality in warmth had succeeded in transforming the american colony into the american colony hotel for his son, horatio and his wife. valentine, took over the helm slowly, transforming the hotel into
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a luxury establishment. they installed a swimming pool and fitness room to accommodate the wishes of a new generation of tourists. ah, we started to get a reputation for food. and so they both started to come juice started coming out from tel aviv to non cursor food. we were the only place that we were, we were importing lobsters, so the israelis could come on a lobster, the american i ought to and she asked my father, i cuz they used to keep the lobsters in the fraser. and i asked my, i said, what is nobody? it's a lobster. i knew his i said, how did you deal with the loves? he said, we get it out of the freezer. we got you out of the fraser every day. and i said, well, what if nobody, it's a lobster, though we put it back in the fraser these
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days. there's no re frozen lobster on the menu, but you won't find hoard cuisine and 5 star shifts in the kitchen. he either the menu is unpretentious in international featuring fresh fish and vegetables. med sir and club sandwiches. the now planning to add more organic products to the menu for hotel news with the times and the wishes of the guests. in the 1980s the swiss hotelier became general manager, perhaps yet another not to the principle of neutrality. don't go to excel geopolitics, they'll kill your oh, to spin c during the geo political context, especially here in jerusalem. so i think it was very wise to turn to switch management because switzerland plays a neutral role all over the world. no, no. how did the apollo morning ursula bell,
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many events were held in the hotel book, including many meetings of diplomat will in all dollar delaware local song, little delegate, more having the luggage glasses excuse . i tell group took the management of the american colony hotel for the staff and is who remain involved in all major decisions. many of the hotel start a palestinians. they work prospects in jerusalem a limited and any one lucky enough to find a job he intends to stay. ah, ah, the hotel exists amidst a state of uncertainty. israeli military roadblocks and violent unrest, unknown uncommon when egan done for followed this bank up getty ill, today, when there was any sort of incident and the west bank was sealed off,
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i had employees who had to travel 3 to 4 hours just to get here. for c vosta for them, it was really critical because they weren't supposed to be here. she had to meet, he is on duty than if they had been caught and they would have been legal consequences at this is tisha consequence and he gave no, they take a lot on themselves to keep the hotel running will allow for to halt the american colony hotel has succeeded in what remains elusive elsewhere in the country. a peaceful coexistence and no bother with a $1000000.00 a. i can really say that the management takes very good care of the entire staff of yahoo. it doesn't matter if they're jews, christians or muslims shipped them the matter they care about us. also about our economic situation was of iananda had it m swaim gun. many employees live under difficult circumstances. mister mccoy from my home and noticed very shy at the very
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if ah, the situation to palestinians grew more difficult. in the 1980s. young palestinians resolved to fight against these rally government and the occupation in 1987. the 1st intifada, which was soon dubbed the war, the stones began, the conflict brought with it violence and death. ah. in 1993 secret talks began between the 2 hostile parties in norway, which became known as the oslo peace process. bought negotiations will also held in jerusalem in room 16 at the american colony hotel. he has to move this war to port all citizens. this room was booked to the meeting room. be
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honest, but i cashed out. how do we noticed when the cars pulled up that it was a mixed delegation commission to delegate to oma israeli palestinian and international into nocturnal. one of the journalist lea, a norwegian cast invite a car, came over and spoke to me, come down to me on south and you know what's happening was, had no clue. ah, it's historical blue negotiations in room 16 continued for days would began to get out. ah, knocked him by the act, the humidity. after that we became the local meeting point to fall to warner. up i made my private apartment available for board meetings and,
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and we became very close unconscious. as in our son, it was an incredibly exciting time. and it's a time of hopes and dreams from your health path. now, when gusta and mal am, i opened the back door of my shop and made my carpet storage room available every few again is to me or in the sat all the negotiators gathered there for 2 to 3 hours that it was happening right before my eyes can it i mean there mary quin darling, she had a new of many secret things about tyler the and we had the strong feeling that the results would be good for both people that love the lower can assess how we enroll . cooler there is unit. there is by v. the shabby ah, on september 13th, 1993. the eyes of the world more watching is ready, prime minister, yitzhak rabin, and yasser arafat head of the palestinian liberation organization,
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met in washington dc. ah, yes, the arafat and shimon peres, then israeli foreign minister, signed the interim agreement of the oslo accords. the 2 sides had come together. peace seemed within reach any b and that does it during the oslo accords we palestinians were very happy because we thought the peace would happen and conditions would improve. ross silhouette, the hot club those hopes have yet to come to fruition. the dream, everlasting pace is still but a vision. the political situation remains fragile, changing from one day to the next. for the american colony hotel, a hotel spanning 2 worlds. there is only one choice to remain a place of hospitality and welcome open to every one. the environment, li, live, it is changing all the time and the was the outside can change and if people don't
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trust each other on either side, we can't help. we can only hope people continue to trust us and people will continue to come to the hotel knowing that we're above it. ah ah ah ah. a pulse with the beginning of a story that moves us and takes us along for the ride.
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