Lors du voyage qu’il a effectué en Israël aux alentours de Pâques, Bono a laissé dans le livre d'or de l'hôtel King David de Jérusalem un petit texte poétique accompagné d’un dessin que nous reproduisons ci-dessous.
Voici une transcription du texte (merci à Jbs) : "In Jerusalem, hope springs eternal,"
"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. Then I call her my Despair. I call out to her. Here, my little Despair, come here and she comes and snuggles up, and again I call her Hope."
"With great thanks for great room in great hotel in great city"