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By Jennifer Lipman, The Jewish Chronicle

The U2 frontman Bono described Jerusalem as a "great city" in a note left at his hotel after a visit to Israel earlier this month.

The Irish singer was spotted at a Jaffa restaurant last week, but was in the country on a private visit and did not perform.

However, he did leave an artistic legacy, writing a short poem in the guest book of the historic King David Hotel in Jerusalem.

The poem, published on gossip website Buzz Feed, noted that "in Jerusalem, hope springs eternal".

Bono wrote: "Hope is like a faithful dog, sometimes she runs ahead of me to check the future, to sniff it out and then I call to her: Hope, Hope, come here, and she comes to me.

"I pet her, she eats out of my hand and sometimes she stays behind, near some other hope maybe to sniff out whatever was.

U2's Bono and the Edge invest in Dropbox

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Stars follow $270m Facebook stake with backing for internet storage service

Lisa O'Carroll, The Guardian

His investment firm is looking forward to potential profits of about $1bn (£620m) from Facebook. Now U2 front man Bono appears to have developed a thirst for web technology, giving his personal backing to internet storage service Dropbox alongside bandmate the Edge.

The U2 pair were announced as individual investors by Dropbox in a picture posted on Twitter showing the musicians posing with founders Drew Houston and Arash Ferdowsi.

The service, which is still in its formative stages, has more than 50m users and was described as "tech's hottest startup" by Forbes in a cover story last November. The company did not specify how much the musicians invested.

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