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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...

  • Israel’s State Archive releases Munich Olympics massacre documents

    August 29, 2012 | 10:38 am

    Israel’s State Archive released 45 formerly classified documents related to the murder of 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

    The documents, which were released Wednesday in honor of the 40th anniversary of the massacre, include Foreign Ministry cables, minutes of...

  • 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...

  • 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...

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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!

  • London memorial remembers Israelis killed at Munich Olympics

    August 6, 2012 | 2:56 pm

    British Prime Minister David Cameron at a memorial event said the world should “stop and remember” the 11 Israelis killed 40 years ago at the Munich Olympics.

    “It was a truly shocking act of evil. A crime against the Jewish people. A crime against humanity. A crime the world must...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • 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...

  • Terrorism of ‘70s Forced Israeli Move

    By Hirsh Goodman

    December 15, 2005 | 7:00 pm

    The dates and times are all one blur. What remains crystal clear, however, is what it was like to be an Israeli in the early 1970s, when the phenomenon of international terror began: Japanese terrorists landing at Lod Airport and gunning down dozens of pilgrims just arrived from...

  • Spectator - Spielberg Keeps ‘Munich’ a Secret

    By Tom Tugend

    July 21, 2005 | 8:00 pm

    In an honor-laden career, Steven Spielberg has never played for higher emotional and political stakes than in his upcoming film on the aftermath of the 1972 massacre of 11 Israeli Olympic athletes by Palestinian Black September terrorists.

    The customary secrecy surrounding...

  • Community Briefs

    May 6, 2004 | 8:00 pm

    Anti-Terror Exhibit Opens

    Los Angeles City Hall was the first stop of a traveling anti-terror exhibit that opened this week. The exhibit, which features a 40-foot suicide bombed Israeli commuter bus on a flatbed truck, flanked by video screens with images of terror attacks from...

  • Jewish Films Tapped for Oscars

    By Tom Tugend

    February 17, 2000 | 7:00 pm

    A film on the 1972 Olympic Games massacre of Israeli athletes has received an Oscar nomination for best documentary, while a Welsh film about the romance between a Jewish boy and a Welsh girl is in the running for best foreign film.

    The documentary "One Day in September" recreates...

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