Oracle founder and CEO Larry Ellison arrived in Israel yesterday and is staying at the David Citadel Hotel in Jerusalem. A parade of political leaders visited the hotel, which is also hosting a private event for a an 88-year old American Jewish Congressman.
Likud chairman MK Benjamin Netanyahu had breakfast at the hotel yesterday, and President Shimon Peres and Minister of Foreign Affairs Tzipi Livni had dinner. Minister of Transport Shaul Mofaz also made an appearance "to meet some friends", as he put it.
Ellison had breakfast at the hotel with his wife Melanie Kraft, and afterwards, together with Ellison's son and several relatives, again met Livni who arranged a tour of kassam rocket battered Sderot. They arrived in the town by helicopter. A member of Ellison's entourage said, "He only flies."