Kollek Accepts Mondale’s Invitation to Join Him in Visit to Western Wall

Mayor Teddy kollek of Jerusalem said last night that he will accept Vice President Walter Mondale’s invitation to accompany him on a visit to the Western Wall. The crisis is “over,” kollek announced after a meeting with U.S. Ambassador Samuel Lewis.

Earlier, the Mayor had said he would boycott all public events with Mondale because the American party will be visiting East Jerusalem in a private rather than official capacity. The U.S. does not recognize Israeli sovereignty over East Jerusalem. The Vice President issued a statement in Washington late yesterday in which he said that he and his family intended to make a “personal visit” to the Western Wall and “my friend, Mayor Teddy Kollek is welcome to accompany me.”

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