Teddy Kollek | mayor of jerusalem

Mayor of Jerusalem

In 1965 Teddy Kollek succeeded Mordechai Ish-Shalom as Mayor of Jerusalem. On his motivations for seeking the mayor’s office in Jerusalem, Kollek once recalled:[9]

I got into this by accident[...] I was bored. When the city was united, I saw this as an historic occasion. To take care of it and show better care than anyone else ever has is a full life purpose. I think Jerusalem is the one essential element in Jewish history. A body can live without an arm or a leg, not without the heart. This is the heart and soul of it.

During his tenure Jerusalem developed into a modern city, especially after its reunification in 1967[1] He was often called “the greatest builder of Jerusalem since Herod.”[2]

Kollek was re-elected five times, in 1969, 1973, 1978, 1983, and 1989 (with all but 1969 being direct elections), serving 28 years as mayor of Jerusalem.[10] In a reluctant seventh bid for mayor in 1993, Kollek, aged 82, lost to Likud candidate Ehud Olmert.

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