Murdoch invites eBayer to lunch

Media tycoon Rupert Murdoch is inviting one lucky eBay user to enjoy an exclusive lunch with him in Manhattan.

The chosen candidate and four friends will join the News Corporation chairman in his executive dinning room at the company’s prestigious headquarters.

All interested parties simply need to place a bid on auctioneer eBay for how much they think lunch with the owner of a stable of media titles, including The Times and The Sun in the UK, is worth.

The online auction, due to start on November 3, will raise funds for one of Israel’s major academic institutions credited with leading research in the IT and science sectors.

The Jerusalem College of Technology has embraced the private dinner with the world’s most powerful media mogul as a solution to boost funds for its science projects.

“We are extremely happy to have Mr. Murdoch's involvement in this worthwhile cause of raising funds for our research into different fields such as industrial management, micro-electronics and non-invasive medical technologies for diagnosis of disease,” said Professor Joseph Bodenheimer, President of the college.

All eBay users should check their accounts are loaded with in excess of $25,000 US dollars, the starting price for lunch with Mr Murdoch, to be in with a chance of winning the auction.

“Israel has grown from a developing country to a global leader in advanced technologies,” Mr Murdoch said.

“The Jerusalem College of Technology is at the forefront of this achievement, producing top-notch graduates whose world-class education will no doubt lead to many innovations and advances in the world of information technology.”

All bidders will be pre-qualified through Kompolt, an online auction agency that creates high value and high profile charity auctions.

Potential bidders should visit for information regarding pre-qualification.


18th October 2005

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