On a Sunday morning in March, a group of tourists are enjoying a leisurely stroll along the shores of the Mediterranean Sea.
A woman wearing a long white jacket and matching sunglasses walks past the beach with a camera.
She stops to chat with a local who introduces himself as Mr. Salim.
“I work here,” he says.
“I’m an Arab.”
Salim’s voice, with the softness of a British accent, seems to echo through the hotel lobby.
He’s one of hundreds of Arab employees who work for the newly opened Rosemary hotel, a newly opened resort on the Mediterranean coast of Italy’s Sicilian peninsula.
The Rosemary is the first in a wave of luxury hotels and condominiums slated to open this year in Italy, part of a growing trend of foreign investment in luxury resorts.
Salim, who declined to give his full name, is one of several Arab employees at the Rosemilla Beach Resort in Naples, a project of Italian developer Capita, which is also developing a new resort on Sicily’s island of Sardinia.
Capita owns and operates a number of luxury resorts across the country.
The resort is a key part of the development of the Sicilian region, with its high-end shopping, shopping malls, and vineyards.
The project is also expected to bring an influx of foreign investors, who have made their fortunes in the luxury sector.
The construction of the Rosemont and Rosemary resorts is expected to generate nearly $3 billion for the region in tourism alone.
But for those working in the resort, the project is about much more than the money.
It’s about making a statement to a world that is slowly waking up to the fact that Italy has a Muslim minority, said Salim, a 42-year-old Lebanese-Israeli man with a dark beard and a long, wavy beard.
Salima is part of an Arab group that has been building hotels and condos in Italy for years, building the Rosemarie Beach Hotel on the Sicilians shores in 2003.
The hotel is a major tourist attraction, with more than 40 rooms, two bars and restaurants, and an infinity pool.
Salima said the hotel is designed to attract Arab visitors from Morocco and Tunisia and that the resort will attract a significant number of Arab and Muslim residents.
“We have to say to the world that this is not a place where there is no difference between a Jew and a Muslim,” Salim said.
“There are people who don’t see it as an equal,” he said, referring to the Jewish and Muslim communities in Italy.
The hotel is part-owned by the state of Sicily and is expected soon to open a new development in the nearby town of Bari, which borders Italy’s border with Malta.
The resort will include the Rose Marie Beach Resort, an infinity-pool complex and several other luxury hotels.
But Salim is not just another foreigner.
He is a member of the Islamic Movement of the State of Israel, a Palestinian group that is considered a terrorist organization by the U.S. and Israeli governments.
Saliman is not only a Palestinian but is also an Israeli citizen.
The Israeli government has repeatedly barred Salim from visiting the country and he has been barred from traveling to Israel on several occasions.
In the past few years, Salim has been an outspoken critic of the Israeli government.
He has been arrested several times, including on suspicion of attempting to commit a terrorist act, and he says that the Israeli authorities have treated him like a terrorist.
Salimer, who has said he fears for his life, said he was once arrested by the Israeli security services after he refused to wear a burqa.
“They are using this to silence us, so that we can’t speak out against the Israeli occupation,” Salima said.
He said he has spent months working on the hotel project, which has not been officially announced but has been in the works for years.
Salimi said that he wants to develop the resort into a destination for tourists, including the families of the Italian soldiers who died in the 1967 Six-Day War.
He hopes that the Rose Mary Beach Hotel will be a “cultural hub” that will help attract more Arab and Palestinian tourists to the Sicilia region.
Salimi said he hopes that his hotel will be the beginning of a trend of other Arab resorts in Italy that will attract foreign investment, including in Italy’s south, where there are a number small Palestinian and Arab businesses.
“This is our first attempt to build an Arab hotel, but we are building a whole industry, and I think we will be able to build a very large industry here in Italy,” he added.
“If there is a hotel that is a symbol of the Palestinian community in Italy and in the world, then this will be that one,” he continued.The Rose