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5.0 out of 5 stars The Mayor of Jerusalem, January 3, 2007
Teddy Kollek has been described as the greatest builder in the city of Jerusalem since the time of Herod. Before he became Mayor of Jerusalem in 1965 he had been one of the most dynamic of the young leaders who helped found the modern state of Israel. His contributions were in many spheres, including the raising of financial support and military means for the Yishuv.

As Mayor of Jerusalem he built those institutions including the Israel Museum, the Jerusalem Theatre , parks throughout the city, which transformed it from a backwater into a modern city. He worked hard after the re-unification of June 1967 to promote good relations between the Jewish and Arab citizens of the city.

He was a person of immense charm and likeability, who promoted the cause of Jerusalem throughout the world. But he was also a very hard- workiing

Mayor who supervised carefully the ongoing , everyday life of the City.

His story is a tremendously inspiring one, for it shows how much one individual with great determination and courage- can contribute to the world.

This work written with the help of his son tells his story in his own inimitable and dynamic way.
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5.0 out of 5 stars The greatest Jerusalem mayor, November 8, 2004
This review is from: For Jerusalem: A life (Hardcover)
Teddy has been the greatest Jerusalem mayor in modern times. For more than thirty years he worked unceasingly to build the city . Museum Row is just one of his creations. He in many ways is responsible for modernizing the city, and upgrading its services.In this autobiography he tells of his early years in Vienna, his Zionism, his Aliyah, his work during the War of Independance in helping acquire arms for Israel, his connection with Ben- Gurion and above all his story as mayor of Jerusalem. This is a moving story of a remarkable public figure who was at one point perhaps the most famous mayor in the world, and the most beloved in his own city.
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For Jerusalem: A Life by Teddy Kollek (Hardcover - 1978)
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