Trump to stay in ‘armored suite’ in Israel: report

President TrumpDonald John TrumpHarris bashes Kavanaugh's 'sham' nomination process, calls for his impeachment after sexual misconduct allegation Celebrating 'Hispanic Heritage Month' in the Age of Trump Let's not play Charlie Brown to Iran's Lucy MORE will stay in a hotel suite built to withstand virtually any threat, including a building collapse, during his upcoming visit to Jerusalem.

NBC News reported Friday that the suite at Jerusalem's King David Hotel cost about $5,700 per night, and has features protecting it from bombs, gas attacks, bullets and rocket propelled grenades (RPGs).

Above the hotel, infrared cameras on balloons will keep watch, while bomb-seeking robots will patrol the sewers below the building. Meanwhile, 10,000 police officers will be deployed to oversee security during Trump's visit to the Holy City.


"The level of security will be at its highest," a spokesman for Israeli police told NBC News. "It is a top priority that there is close coordination with the U.S., making sure the visit goes exactly according to plan."

The president and his family will also have food testers, according to NBC News.

The King David Hotel was notably the target of a 1946 bombing by Zionist militants that left 91 dead and 46 injured. At the time, the hotel housed the British administrative headquarters for Palestine. The state of Israel was not created until 1948.

Jerusalem is claimed by both Israelis and Palestinians as their capital. Israel gained control of East Jerusalem, which was previously held by Jordan, in 1967.

The U.S. and most of the international community currently recognize the Mediterranean city Tel Aviv as the capital of Israel. Trump previously floated the idea of moving the U.S. embassy to Jerusalem, but ultimately decided against an immediate relocation.

Moving the embassy and recognizing Jerusalem as Israel's capital would be widely viewed by the international community as controversial, and could jeopardize peace talks with the Palestinians.