‘Fiercely proud’ Koch died on the exact anniversary of the murder of his hero, Daniel Pearl
Koch had Pearl’s last words – 'My father is Jewish. My mother is Jewish. I am Jewish' - engraved on his headstone several years ago. He will be buried on Monday at Manhattan’s Trinity Church Cemetery.
Former New York mayor Ed Koch, who died early Friday morning, decided a few years ago to have his headstone engraved with the last words of American-Jewish journalist Daniel Pearl who was slain by Islamic militants in Pakistan: “My father is Jewish. My mother is...
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