CALIFORNIA | LOCAL
January 3, 2007 |
Teddy Kollek, the courtly, cigar-chomping mayor who in his 28-year tenure oversaw the reunification of Jerusalem after the 1967 Middle East War and championed coexistence of its Jewish and Arab populations, died Tuesday. He was 95, one of Israel's oldest remaining founding fathers. He died of natural causes at the Jerusalem retirement home where he had lived for several years, said Nomi Yeshua, his assistant at the Jerusalem Foundation.
November 12, 1993 |
Any day now, one of the best-known mayors in the world will pack his pictures, paperweights and collection of teddy bears and end a 28-year run as one of the great builders of this legendary city. With the results of last week's elections officially announced on Thursday, Jerusalem Mayor Teddy Kollek must now vacate his lived-in office in the Jaffa Road municipality building and march into the pages of history.
November 7, 1993
Voters in Jerusalem have brought to an unhappy end the remarkable civic career of Teddy Kollek, mayor of Israel's capital for 28 years and one of the giants of his country's political life. Prodded by Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin into seeking reelection when he would have preferred the tranquillity of retirement, Kollek lost decisively to Ehud Olmert, a stalwart of the conservative Likud Party. Rabin chose to define the election as a test of his peace policy toward Palestinians.
November 3, 1993 |
Teddy Kollek, the mayor of Jerusalem for 28 years, was defeated for reelection Tuesday by a tough critic of Israel's accord with the Palestine Liberation Organization on Palestinian self-government. Kollek, who had seen the election as a referendum on the peace agreement as well as on his policies of coexistence between Jew and Arab, religious and secular, lost decisively to Ehud Olmert, a leader of the right-wing Likud Party.
October 26, 1993
Although the issues in Israeli municipal elections scheduled for next Tuesday are local, the vote is seen as a key test of popular satisfaction with the peace accord that Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin and his Labor Party signed with the Palestine Liberation Organization in Washington last month. Rabin has been particularly active in Jerusalem.
July 6, 1993 |
Ehud Olmert has long been the pit bull of Israel's right-wing Likud Party, always ready to tear into a political foe, feared for his ability to savage those he sees as compromising the country's interests and known for his skill in back-room deals that left Likud's opponents raging but impotent. "For the things we believe in, above all for the Land of Israel, I will fight, and with all my strength," Olmert said, relishing a reputation earned in his 20 years in politics.