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Applause: Terror Victim Sues for Ahmadinejad’s UN Visit Accommodations

He is owed $12 million from Iran. Let's start with a free mini-bar.

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David Steinberg

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September 14, 2012 - 2:09 pm

From the NY Post — Israeli terror victim Stuart Hersh, who won a $12 million decision against the state of Iran for his debilitating injuries, is suing the Warwick Hotel, demanding he be allowed to stay there rather Mahmoud Ahmadinejad during the tyrant’s upcoming UN visit.

The brilliance of this, public relations-wise, is unquestionable — the Warwick Hotel faces a serious loss of brand loyalty here if they do not concede — but I would doubt Hersh is motivated by anything more than garnering some semblance of justice. Here’s to a mini-fridge raid and in-room massage on Iran’s tab:

A still-suffering terror victim is hoping to exact some “suite revenge” on Iranian President Mahmoud Ahmadinejad — by taking over his suite at a posh Midtown hotel.

Lawyers for ex-New Yorker Stuart Hersh — who was severely injured in a 1997 suicide bombing in Israel — yesterday served The Warwick hotel with legal papers claiming rights to the hate-spewer’s rooms booked for his upcoming visit to the United Nations.

Hersh, 64, has a $12 million judgment against Iran for complicity in his wounds, which he claims entitles him to assume Ahmadinejad’s reservation or pocket whatever money the hotel gets paid for it.

One of his lawyers, Nitsana Darshan-Leitner, of the Shurat HaDin/Israel Law Center, said, “If this war criminal Ahmadinejad needs a place to sleep, maybe the murderers over in the Libyan embassy can put him up for a night.”

Darshan-Leitner estimated that Iran would spend at least $20,000 a night to bunk its delegation at The Warwick for the week.

The hotel, on 54th Street at Sixth Avenue, ignored protests last year after it rented out rooms on its 18th floor to Ahmadinejad and his entourage so he could sleep in style after ranting against Israel and America.

David Steinberg is the New York City Editor of PJ Media. Follow his tweets at @DavidSPJM.
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