Israel Issued Stamp on Mayor of Jerusalem Teddy Kollek

\"\"Teddy Kollek is well known in Israel and around the world as the great builder of modern-day Jerusalem. As a follower of Herzl, the father of modern political Zionism, Kollek turned Jerusalem into an international center of culture that carries a message of peace and tolerance to the world. Kollek grew up in Vienna. In 1947-1948, Kollek served as the head of the Hagana (defense force) delegation in New York, acquiring arms and ammunition for the impending State’s new army and transferring them to Eretz Israel through any means possible. Kollek served as a delegate at the Israeli Embassy in Washington D.C. in the early 1950’s, establishing a working relationship between Israeli intelligence and the CIA. In 1952 he was asked by David Ben Gurion to serve as the first Director General of the Prime Minister\’s office, a position he held until 1964. In 1965 he founded and managed the Israel Museum, Israel’s national museum in Jerusalem. Kollek was elected mayor of Jerusalem in 1965 and continued to serve in that capacity for 28 years. He first managed the divided city and continued to do so after it was united in 1967. He also received many honorary degrees in Israel and around the world. Issue Date: 26.06.2012 Designer: David Harel Printer: Cartor Security Printing, France Process: Offset Size: 40 mm x 30 mm

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