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  • Eating Jerusalem [PASSOVER RECIPES]

    March 20, 2013 | 1:09 pm

    When I lived in Jerusalem in the 1970s, working as foreign press attaché for Teddy Kollek, the legendary mayor of Jerusalem, we would seek out good food in East Jerusalem’s restaurants. The best ones in West Jerusalem were mostly for tourists, ersatz Italian or French or hotel...

  • Briefs

    April 5, 2007 | 8:00 pm

    Kollek a British Spy?
    The late Teddy Kollek reportedly spied for Britain against the hard-line Jewish underground in British Mandate Palestine. Citing declassified documents, the Israeli newspaper, Yediot Achronot, reported last week that Kollek, who is best remembered as Jerusalem's...
  • Teddy Kollek, Jerusalem’s modern-day Herod, dies at 95

    By Dina Kraft

    January 4, 2007 | 7:00 pm

    Teddy Kollek, the longtime Jerusalem mayor who died this week at the age of 95, is being remembered as the most prolific builder of the city since King Herod. The man who in 28 years transformed the Israeli capital from a dusty backwater to an international city of parks, theaters...
  • Jerusalem, 30 Years Later

    By Eric Silver

    June 5, 1997 | 8:00 pm

    I first visited Jerusalem with an invited party of foreign journalists in 1966, when it was still a divided city at the end of the line. The nearest we got to a holy or historic site was Mount Zion, an Israeli outpost on the fringe of the Old City, and a scale model of the Second...
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