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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • August 29, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    August 29, 2012 | 2:13 am

    In-depth

    Israel, Iran, and the Military Option

    Richard N. Haass of the Council on Foreign Relations discusses Mideast politics, and how he takes the Israelis at face value when they talk about a strike on Iran’s nuclear facilities.

    The goal here should not be to...

  • Ankie Spitzer to lead worldwide minute of silence for ‘Munich 11’

    August 9, 2012 | 11:04 am

    A moment of silence to commemorate the 40th anniversary of the massacre at the Munich Olympics will be livestreamed from a suburban New York JCC on Sunday at 8 p.m. EDT.

    Ankie Spitzer, the widow an Israeli coach who was killed at the 1972 Games, will join the JCC Maccabi Games...

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  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Munich's indelible stains

    July 26, 2012 | 10:28 am

    Under the headline “Indelible Stains,” the Los Angeles Times listed “10 Olympic controversies that forever leave their mark on the Summer Games.”

    Subsequently, the Times published (a part of) my letter written in response to the egregious omission from their article:

    ...
  • 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...

  • Report: Germany was warned a month before ‘72 Olympics attack

    July 23, 2012 | 10:39 am

    Germany was warned about a possible terror attack against Israeli athletes one month before the Munich Olympics in 1972, Der Spiegel reported.

    The weekly magazine reported Sunday on its website that though solid warnings of an attack plan were received a month before the Games, no...

  • 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...

  • May 25, 2012

    By Shmuel Rosner

    May 25, 2012 | 3:00 am

    The Olympics Can’t Spare a ‎Minute for Munich Massacre

    Writing in the Huffington Post, Arsen Ostrovsky chides the International Olympic Committee for its ‎refusal to honor the 11 Israeli Olympians massacred by Palestinian terrorists in 1972.‎

    The 2012 Olympics will last...

  • 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...

  • ‘72 Munich Olympic attack survivors return with mixed feelings

    February 23, 2012 | 6:09 pm

    A survivor of the 1972 Munich Olympic attack felt like he was “floating on a cloud of love” as he returned to the southern German city this week with several other team mates to take part in a documentary marking the 40th anniversary.

    The seven men, all members of the then Israeli...

  • N.Y. JCC unveils memorial to murdered Israeli Olympians

    September 26, 2011 | 4:56 pm

    A Jewish community center in suburban New York unveiled a sculpture honoring the Israelis who were killed by terrorists at the1972 Munich Olympics.

    The sculpture unveiled Sunday at the JCC Rockland in West Nyack, N.Y.,  features 11 segments to represent the athletes and coaches who...