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  • IOC denies in-person appeal for minute of silence

    July 26, 2012 | 10:00 am

    The International Olympic Committee rejected an in-person appeal for a minute of silence at the opening ceremonies of the London Games by the widows of two of the 11 Israelis slain at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich.

    Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano presented their request to IOC...

  • 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...

  • Where are the Munich elegies?

    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...

  • How the Munich 11 petition went viral

    July 23, 2012 | 2:58 pm

    It began two years ago as an idea by volunteers at a suburban Jewish community center and turned into a major international campaign, galvanizing everyone from President Obama to the mayor of London.

    And in case you haven’t heard yet about the movement to get the International...

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  • July 20, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 20, 2012 | 2:23 am

    In-depth

    Syria’s Collapse Would Reverberate Throughout The Mideast

    The killings of three of Bashar Assad’s inner circle could well signal the beginning of the end for the Syrian leader’s regime and trouble for his allies, writes Indira A.R. Lakshmanan in Bloomberg.

    Assad’s...

  • In ’84, sans IOC, L.A. remembered Israeli athletes slain at Munich Olympics

    By Jonah Lowenfeld

    July 19, 2012 | 9:34 pm

    Though they may not seem like much at first glance, the copse of trees that stands at the top of a hill in Pan Pacific Park is actually a legacy of the summer Olympic games held in Los Angeles in 1984.

    More specifically, the scruffy trees were one of the ways the city of Los...

  • Obama backs moment of silence at Olympics

    July 19, 2012 | 3:09 pm

    President Obama has joined the campaign for a moment of silence at the upcoming London Olympics to commemorate the 40th anniversary of Palestinian terrorists murdering Israeli athletes at the Munich games.

    “We absolutely support the campaign for a minute of silence at 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,...

  • Italian lawmakers join Olympics moment of silence push

    July 13, 2012 | 10:17 am

    Some 140 Italian members of the Parliament of Italy have added their voices to calls for a minute of silence during the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London to honor the Israeli athletes murdered by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    The MPs, from across...

  • Israel’s Olympians heading to London thinking medals, remembering slain countrymen

    July 9, 2012 | 10:51 am

    Israelis and their Summer Olympics athletes are eyeing the upcoming London Games with excitement and disappointment.

    The athletes are hoping that for the sixth straight summer Games, at least one of them will come home with a medal. Yet they are well aware that the International...

  • 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,...

  • As London’s Jews prepare for Olympics, Munich 11 on their minds

    July 2, 2012 | 10:50 am

    For the British Jewish community, the most memorable moment of the London Olympics may be a somber one.

    On Aug. 6, several hundred people are expected to attend a commemoration for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Munich...

  • Jeremy Hunt, Britain’s secretary for sports, will not call for a moment of silence at Olympics

    June 29, 2012 | 11:45 am

    Great Britain’s secretary of state for culture, media and sport will not join the growing international campaign for a moment of silence at the upcoming London Summer Olympics for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Munich Games.

    “The decision as to whether a minute’s...

  • German foreign minister joins call for Olympics tribute to Munich 11

    June 28, 2012 | 10:12 am

    German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle has joined the effort to urge the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence at the London Olympics for the Munich 11.

    Westerwelle joins Canada’s House of Commons, 100 Australian lawmakers and the U.S. Senate in the call...

  • Senate passes Munich 11 moment of silence resolution

    June 26, 2012 | 10:26 am

    The U.S. Senate unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to observe a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics for the Munich 11.

    The Senate resolution, which passed Monday,  is part of a larger global effort calling on the IOC to honor the 11...

  • House panel urges IOC to honor Munich 11

    June 7, 2012 | 3:15 pm

    The House Foreign Affairs Committee unanimously passed a resolution urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence at the 2012 London Olympics.

    The non-binding resolution, which was sponsored by Reps. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) and Nita Lowey...

  • One-minute video calls for moment of silence at Olympics [VIDEO]

    May 23, 2012 | 12:59 pm

    Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon has created a one-minute video in the campaign to have the Munich 11 remembered at this summer’s Olympic Games in London.

    The video, part of the appeal that Israel is calling Just One Minute, asks the International Olympic Committee to...

  • Lowey, Engel introduce resolution on Olympics commemoration

    May 22, 2012 | 10:46 am

    U.S. Reps. Nita Lowey and Eliot Engel introduced a resolution calling on the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 with a moment of silence at the London Games this summer.

    “Forty years after a terrorist attack that reverberated far beyond the Olympic Games, the...

  • IOC officially rejects moment of silence for Munich 11

    May 17, 2012 | 10:56 am

    The International Olympic Committee officially rejected a request to hold a moment of silence for the Munich 11 at the London Olympics this summer.

    The request to hold the moment of silence at the Opening Ceremonies was initiated by the families of the athletes. This summer will...

  • 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...

  • Munich 11 petition garners nearly 20,000 signatures

    April 30, 2012 | 11:07 am

    An online petition urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games this summer has garnered more than 19,600 signatures.

    The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y., a member of the JCC Association, initiated the petition with Ankie...

  • Honor Munich 11, International Olympic Committee urged

    April 24, 2012 | 2:26 pm

    An online petition urging the International Olympic Committee to honor the Munich 11 at the Olympic Games this summer has garnered thousands of signatures.

    The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y., a member of the JCC Association, initiated the petition, which calls for...

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