Shlomo Lahat

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Shlomo Lahat
Lahat in Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary
Lahat in Tel Aviv's 100th anniversary
Native name שלמה להט
Nickname(s) Cheech
Born (1927-11-09)November 9, 1927
Berlin, Germany
Allegiance  Israel
Years of service 1944-1973
Rank IDF aluf rotated.svg Aluf
Commands held
Other work Mayor of Tel Aviv, 1974-1993

Shlomo Lahat (R), shows foreign visitors the impact of an Iraqi missile in Tel Aviv during the Gulf War, 1991

Maj. Gen. Shlomo "Chich" Lahat (Hebrew: שלמה להט‎; born November 9, 1927 in Berlin) is a retired Major General in the Israel Defense Forces and former Head of the Manpower Directorate. He served as the eighth mayor of Tel Aviv from 1974 until 1993.


Lahat was born in Germany and made Aliyah in 1933. He served in the Haganah and the Israel Defense Forces. In the IDF, he eventually became the head of the Manpower Directorate and served in that capacity until 1973.[1]

In February 1974, he became the eighth mayor of Tel Aviv, continuing his tenure until November 1993. He was elected mayor as a member of the Likud.[1]


  1. ^ a b Levizon-Yanai, Helit (February 22, 2010). "Shlomo Lahat – Mayor That Doesn't Sleep". Globes. Retrieved 2010-05-06.  (Hebrew)