The Time Jerusalem's Mayor Tried to Convince Arafat to Get Palestinians to Vote

Fearing his rival Ehud Olmert would win the election with the ultra-Orthodox vote, ex-mayor Teddy Kollek sent an aide to Tunis who tried to break East Jerusalem's boycott on voting

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In 1993, Jerusalem’s legendary mayor Teddy Kollek was 82 years old and already in office for 28 years. He wanted to retire honorably and not run for another term, but the Labor Party pressured him to contend...