Tribute to the father of the "Non Stop City"

Tribute to the father of the "Non Stop City"

Posted on Oct. 06, 2014, at 04:34 pm

If Tel Aviv is now labeled “the city that never stops,” it’s thanks to this man: the former mayor of the city, Shlomo Lahat, who died last week at the age of 86.

#DidYouKnow?: Shlomo was called “Chich” by the crowd, he was born in 1927 in Germany and made Aliyah with his family in 1933, just when Hitler took on the role as the notorious Fuhrer.

He went to law school at the University of Jerusalem, and enlisted in the Haganah, later to become the IDF in 1948. Climbing the political ladder rapidly, he quickly became Governor of East Jerusalem during the Six-Day War and was honored during most Israeli wars.

In 1974, he became the eighth Mayor of Tel Aviv, and was re-elected three times until 1993. During his 20-year leadership, he transformed the city into a cultural and touristic cosmopolitan, adding a new title, “Non Stop City”, to Tel Aviv.

The Tayelet was named after him.

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