Last month’s nuclear deal with Iran has set off a cacophony of pro and con acrimony pitting public officials, academic experts and pundits against one another. Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu called the interim accord a “historic mistake.” The Wall Street Journal headlined...
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A website showing a small sample from a trove of Nazi-looted art found in a Munich apartment was flooded with hits.
Out of a total of more than 1,400 works, an initial list of 25 with photos went online Monday.
“There were so many hits that the site was overwhelmed,” a staff...
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Aly Raisman is not only a gold-medalist Olympic Champion, but she is a Jew with a conscience, a memory, and not afraid to speak truth to power. Her use of Hava Nagila as the music for her individual routines was deliberately chosen as a statement of protest to the International Olympic Committee that refused to honor the 11 Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the Munich Olympics in 1972. Read the full story here.
Kol hakavod to Aly not only for her medals, but for her character!
July 29, 2012 | 8:00 am
Much has been written about the refusal of the leadership of the IOC to honor the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes murdered during the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich in a way befitting them as Olympians during opening ceremonies in London on Friday evening.
It is important, of...
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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...
July 24, 2012 | 10:24 am
Australian Jewish leaders have urged all Australians to hold a moment of silence in honor of the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics.
In a joint statement released Tuesday, Dr. Danny Lamm, head of the Executive Council of Australian Jewry, and Philip Chester, head of...
July 23, 2012 | 4:19 pm
This year, Tisha b’Av marks not only the destruction of both Temples, but with the opening ceremony of the London Olympics just a night earlier, the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre.
On this day of mourning and fasting, which begins at sundown on Saturday, how can we remember...
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A British publisher is vowing to fight a Munich court’s decision to permanently ban his publication of excerpts of Hitler’s “Mein Kampf.”
Peter McGee wanted to print excerpts last January in a 16-page insert to his German publication “Zeitungszeugen,” or “Newspaper...
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There is a scene at the end of Steven Spielberg’s controversial 2005 film, “Munich,” that disappointed a lot of Israel’s supporters. Spielberg’s camera caresses the dramatic Manhattan skyline, pans over the East River and ends hauntingly at the Twin Towers, which were still...
September 23, 2011 | 2:48 pm
The last time I spoke with Israeli-born writer-director Rod Lurie—whose remake of Sam Peckinpah’s controversial film, “Straw Dogs,” opened this past week – was before the premiere of “The Contender” (2000), his political thriller about a female U.S. senator (Joan Allen) who...
August 15, 2011 | 1:12 pm
The body of a 21-year-old Jewish man from Munich was found by residents of a town along Ecuador’s Pastaza River.
Family spokesman Marc Schmerz announced the death of Jonathan Simon on Facebook Aug. 13, saying “Unfortunately we have to announce that Jonathan´s dead body was found...
May 16, 2011 | 4:19 pm
The guilty verdict pronounced May 12 against John Demjanjuk in a Munich courtroom was a long time coming.
Following a trial that lasted a year and a half—capping more than three decades of legal drama—the 91-year-old former Ohio autoworker is now officially recognized as a war...
February 23, 2011 | 1:34 pm
The national identification card of an athlete murdered during the Munich Olympics was returned to his family.
In a ceremony Wednesday at the Foreign Affairs Ministry, the ID card of wrestler Eliezer Halfin was returned to his sister, Rima Goldwasser.
Halfin was one of 11 Israeli...
January 12, 2011 | 9:47 am
Munich, Germany has thrown its hat into the ring to host the 2018 Winter Olympics, as widows of victims of the 1972 games massacre fight for an opening ceremonies memorial.
Munich’s 2018 Winter Olympics bid committee on Tuesday handed over its bid book to officials from the...
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...
August 5, 2008 | 1:26 am
YouTube member JewishFan writes of his video:
Remembering the massacre, and the brutality and tactics of the Arab terrorists, is important and relevant: There are millions of radical Muslims today who, if they had the chance, would kill all the Jews and even be willing to blow themselves up to do it.
It reminds us that Israel cannot let its guard down for one moment nor can we, as Jews. There are murderers out there wanting to kill us; in fact, plotting to kill us even as this is being written.
Photo montages, vintage news footage, music (Enya.)
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"Munich" and "Paradise Now," two films subjected to considerable controversy in the American Jewish community and Israel, came up empty-handed at Sunday evening's Academy Awards ceremonies.
Not at all controversial was the selection of Rachel Weisz as best supporting actress in "The...
February 23, 2006 | 7:00 pm
'Munich' Still Topic of Debate
Even with Republican sponsors and a largely Republican audience, the panelists at a recent discussion on Steven Spielberg's "Munich" covered most of the spectrum from left to right.
At the event, held at Pepperdine University's School of Public Policy...