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  • IOC contributes $250,000 to Munich Games memorial

    June 5, 2014 | 11:15 am

    The International Olympic Committee will contribute $250,000 toward a memorial to the  nine Israelis killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Games.

    The donation was approved by the IOC, the organization confirmed Thursday to the Associated Press.

    The German Olympic...

  • August 31, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 31, 2012 | 3:41 am

    In-depth

    Five Reasons Why the Assad Regime Survives

    The Syrian president has created a situation which could mean the survival of his regime - in one form or another - for quite some time, writes Tony Karon in TIME

    [T]here may be more than empty braggadocio to Assad’s...

  • Aly Raisman Is More Than An Olympic Champion

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    August 9, 2012 | 7:31 am

    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!

  • The Names and Stories of the 11 Slain Israeli Olympians

    By Rabbi John Rosove

    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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  • Why the Olympics won’t mark the Munich massacre

    By Brad A. Greenberg

    July 22, 2012 | 11:34 am

    The 2012 Olympics, which start next Sunday, will mark the 40th anniversary of the Munich massacre in which 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were murdered by the Black September terrorist group. And yet, there will be no mention of this tragedy, no moment of silence to honor the...

  • July 22, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    July 22, 2012 | 12:26 am

    In-depth

    Is Assad finished?

    Alex Rowell of NOW Lebanon asks what happens now that the Syrian president has lost key members of his inner circle.

    Andrew Tabler, senior fellow at the Washington Institute for Near East Policy, believes that the regime itself may outlive its current...

  • 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...

  • 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...