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  • Israel stops to remember victims of Holocaust

    April 8, 2013 | 8:21 am

    Israel came to a standstill as a siren sounded for two minutes in memory of the victims of the Holocaust.

    Following the siren Monday morning, U.S. Secretary of State John Kerry participated in a wreath-laying ceremony in the Yad Vashem Hall of Remembrance as part of Yom Hashoah,...

  • Beyond silence

    By David Suissa

    August 29, 2012 | 5:34 pm

    One of the most moving letters you’ll read this year was written by Irwin Cotler, a Canadian member of parliament, to the president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Jacques Rogge, imploring him to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by...

  • Munich 11 remembered at Budapest exhibit opening

    August 14, 2012 | 10:41 am

    One minute of silence was observed in memory of the Munich 11 during the opening of an exhibit at the Hungarian Jewish Museum in Budapest.

    The tribute to the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972 came spontaneously at the request of an...

  • L.A. leaders denounce IOC at Munich 11 commemoration [VIDEO+SLIDESHOW]

    By Ryan Torok

    July 27, 2012 | 4:21 pm

    Community leaders gathered at the Los Angeles Memorial Coliseum today to observe a moment of silence for the 11 Israelis killed during the 1972 Olympics in Munich. The leaders also denounced the International Olympic Committee (IOC) for its refusal to hold a similar commemoration...

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  • Italy commemorates Munich 11 victims

    July 27, 2012 | 4:18 pm

    Events in Italy marking the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Munich Olympics ranged from a minute of silence in Parliament to Jewish community commemorations.

    Hundreds of people, including representatives of local authorities, gathered outside Rome’s main...

  • All eyes on Bob Costas

    JTA

    July 27, 2012 | 10:30 am

    Whether he actually goes through with his on-air moment of silence to honor the Munich 11 during tonight’s Olympics opening ceremonies, NBC broadcaster Bob Costas probably elevated the campaign to memorialize Israel’s slain athletes from the 1972 Games more than anyone else—even...

  • 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...

  • Congressmen to hold moment of silence for Munich 11

    July 26, 2012 | 10:18 am

    Members of the U.S. House of Representatives will hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    “We’re going to give one-minute speeches on the House floor and devote a substantial moment of that to...

  • PA opposes moment of silence for slain Israelis

    July 26, 2012 | 10:14 am

    The Palestinian Authority opposed a moment of silence at the London Olympics for the 40th anniversary of the Palestinian “Black September” terrorist group’s killing of 11 Israeli team members in Munich, Palestinian Media Watch reported.

    On July 25, the PA’s daily publication...

  • Munich widows call for own moment of silence at opening ceremonies

    July 25, 2012 | 10:53 am

    Widows of Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics are asking the crowd at the opening ceremonies of the London Games to stand for a minute of silence, regardless of whether the International Olympic Committee recognizes it.

    “He told us that when he heard the explosions in...

  • L.A.‘s little-known plaque and grove of trees honor ‘Munich 11’

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 24, 2012 | 4:54 pm

    In the summer of 1984, when Los Angeles hosted the Olympics, then-Mayor Tom Bradley and the local organizers of the Olympic Games unveiled a large bronze plaque honoring the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Summer Games in Munich. The Israeli Olympic...

  • Romney joins calls for Olympics moment of silence

    July 23, 2012 | 3:06 pm

    Mitt Romney joined the campaign for a moment of silence at the London Olympics to remember the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Olympics in 1972.

    “Gov. Romney supports the moment of silence in remembrance of the Israeli athletes killed in the Munich Olympic Games,” Andrea Saul, the...

  • NBC’s Bob Costas advocates London Olympics moment of silence

    July 19, 2012 | 11:49 am

    NBC sportscaster Bob Costas said he will call out the International Olympic Committee for denying Israel’s request for a moment of silence for the massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Games.

    Costas, according to the Hollywood Reporter, will add his voice to the...

  • In personal letter, Australia’s PM urges Olympic moment of silence

    July 16, 2012 | 10:49 am

    Australia’s Prime Minister wrote a personal letter to the president of the International Olympic Committee, urging him to hold a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israelis killed at the Munich Games in 1972.

    In her letter to Jacques Rogge, Julia Gillard said a moment of silence,...

  • Israeli thanks Australia for backing Olympics moment of silence

    July 6, 2012 | 10:27 am

    Israel’s deputy foreign minister thanked Australia for supporting the campaign to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a minute’s silence at the London Games in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered in Munich in 1972.

    Danny Ayalon met earlier this week with Peter Slipper,...

  • IOC rejects moment of silence for Munich 11

    May 3, 2012 | 11:26 am

    The International Olympic Committee apparently has rejected an online petition seeking a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the 2012 London Olympics.

    Emmanuelle Moreau, the IOC’s head of media relations, told The Jerusalem Post that the Games this summer would not have a moment...

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