‘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.

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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...