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  • Nazis at the Olympic Village Gate

    August 4, 2016 | 2:24 pm

    For 40 years we were told that the relatively new, unorganized and underfunded PLO/Black September group somehow managed to pull off the first terrorist attack on a worldwide stage at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    It made history.

    However, in 2012, a whistle blower leaked a small...

  • More than 20,000 Londoners hold Munich moment of silence

    July 27, 2012 | 8:57 am

    More than 20,000 people in various venues in London attended the British Zionist Federation’s “Minute for Munich” program that was promoted via social media.

    A short memorial service at the Israeli Embassy that was organized by the Zionist Federation was streamed live online...

  • Writer’s Guild to Honor ‘Extremely’ Talented Screenwriter Eric Roth

    By Naomi Pfefferman

    January 26, 2012 | 1:05 pm

    Several weeks before he was to receive the lifetime achievement award from the Writers Guild of America, West, Eric Roth was in his study in Malibu conducting a breezy conversation that veered from his communist Jewish parents to his Oscar-winning screenplay for “Forrest Gump.”...

  • Planner of Munich Olympic massacre dies

    August 18, 2010 | 10:09 am

    A planner of the 1972 attack on Israel’s Olympic team in Munich and one of the founders of the Palestinian security services has died.

    Amin al-Hindi died in a hospital in Amman on Tuesday night of liver and pancreatic cancer. He was 70.

    Eleven Israeli athletes were kidnapped...

  • ‘One Day’ Masterfully Reconstructs 1972 Olympic Crisis

    By Tom Tugend

    January 27, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    On Sept. 5, 1972, the world was glued in horror to the global television set as Arab terrorism meshed with memories of the Holocaust, and political expediency joined with murder, to stain the Olympic flag forever.

    Through a day and night of unbearable suspense, eight terrorists...