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