Mordechai Ish-Shalom

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Mordechai Ish-Shalom
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Mayor of Jerusalem
In office
Preceded byGershon Agron
Succeeded byTeddy Kollek
Personal details
Born(1902-01-02)2 January 1902
Lithuania, Russian Empire
Died21 February 1991(1991-02-21) (aged 89)
Jerusalem, Israel
Political partyMapai

Mordechai Ish-Shalom (Hebrew: מרדכי איש-שלום‬‎), (1902–1991), was an Israeli politician and labor leader. He was the Mayor of West Jerusalem from 1959 to 1965.


Mordechai Ish-Shalom was born in Lithuania during the reign of the Russian Empire. He immigrated to Mandate Palestine in 1923. His labor career began in the Stonecutters' Union in 1935; he then rose through the ranks of the Histadrut, the Israeli trade union congress. In 1964, Ish-Shalom established an interdisciplinary professional team to plan the modernization of Jerusalem.[1]

In the 1970s, he was instrumental in the development of Kiryat Wolfson, a five-tower high-rise project overlooking Sacher Park.[2]

Ish-Shalom died at the age of 89.[3]


  1. ^ [ Modernism and the Middle East: Architecture and Politics in the Twentieth Century, edited by Sandy Isenstadt, Kishwar Rizvi]
  2. ^ Dvir, Noam (21 May 2010). מגדלי וולפסון בירושלים - האח הגדול של הולילנד [Jerusalem's Wolfson Towers: The Big Brother of Holyland]. Haaretz (in Hebrew). Retrieved 12 January 2014.
  3. ^ "Mordechai Ish-Shalom, Jerusalem Ex-Mayor, 90". New York Times. 23 February 1991. Retrieved 27 April 2013.