Massive security for Israeli PM visit
Elizabeth Press · 11 Feb 2008, 10:18
Published: 11 Feb 2008 10:18 GMT+01:00
More than 1000 police officers will provide security for the Israeli Prime Minister, who is one of the politicians most vulnerable to attacks in the world. Police are warning that streets surrounding the Hotel Intercontinental, where the Olmert is staying, and sites scheduled for official visits, such as the Jewish Museum, will be subject to especially severe delays.
In January, police began to prepare heightened security measures for areas with Jewish associations. The Jewish Museum will be further protected against terrorist attacks with concrete blockades.
On Tuesday, Olmert will meet with Chancellor Angela Merkel to talk about the situation in the Middle East, as well as a German-Israeli government conference in March to mark the 60th anniversary of the Israeli declaration of independence. Israel declared its independence on May 14, 1948.