Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

'Nuff Said: Guess Who Came to Dinner?

Magazine article Washington Report on Middle East Affairs

'Nuff Said: Guess Who Came to Dinner?

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IN HER FEB. 10 "Diplomatic Dispatches" column, Washington Post correspondent Nora Boustany reported on a "high-powered dinner party" given two days earlier at his official residence by Israeli Ambassador Daniel Ayalon (known to CNN's Wolf Blitzer and other intimates as "Danny"). Guest of honor was Israel's new Foreign Minister Tzipi Livni, a former Mossad agent and close adviser to comatose Israeli Prime Minister Ariel Sharon. According to the Feb. 5 New York Times, the Israeli government official also is the daughter of members of the lrgun terrorist organization which, among other acts, blew up the King David hotel in 1946, killing 91 people. Her father, Eitan, was Irgun's head of operations, and her mother, Sara, "was an lrgun heroine who had a song written about her."

Livni arrived at the ambassador's residence after having met with secretary of State Condoleezza Rice and Vice President Dick Cheney. According to Glenn Kessler, whom Boustany describes as "a Washington Post reporter who attended the event"-but who also was named as one of the reporters indicted former AIPAC officials Steve Rosen and Keith Weissman spoke to after having been fed classified information by indicted former Pentagon analyst Larry Franklin-Livni was seated between Director of National Intelligence John D. …

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