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Thursday, June 28, 2012

Just One Minute ....

In exactly one month from today, the 2012 Summer Olympic Games will begin in London. In exactly one month from today we call on the International Olympic Committee to rectify a historic error and finally, after 40 long years, hold one minute of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes slain at the 1972 Munich Olympics.  In recent days German Foreign Minister Guido Westerwelle,  Dame Tessa Jowell,  British Shadow Minister for the Olympics, and many others have joined the Canadian, American and Australian parliaments in calling for #justoneminute.  Please share this video as far and wide as possible for the final push. Publicity will be at a Premium over the next month ~ We have one month for one minute!!
 The Munich Olympics went on ... they did not cancel the Olympics when 11 of the participating athletes were murdered during the games in Munich, Germany in 1972.  Families of the Munich 11 have worked for four decades to obtain recognition of the Munich Massacre from the International Olympic Committee. They have requested a minute of silence during the Opening ceremonies of the Olympics starting with the ’76 Montreal Games. Repeatedly, these requests have been Refused.  The 11 murdered athletes were members of the Olympic family ~  they should be remembered within the framework of the Olympic Games.
As Jews we have a duty of Zachor ...... These men were sons, fathers,  uncles,  brothers, friends,  teammates,  athletes.  They came to Munich in 1972 to compete as athletes in the Olympics,  they came in peace and went home in coffins, murdered in the Olympic Village and during hostage negotiations.   Let's Put on the Pressure in this last month when Publicity will be at it's height to Mark the Massacre and tell the International Olympic Committee with the families that 40 Years of ignoring this attrocity is Enough!!

The Games continued during the hostage crisis itself, but eventually they were halted for a few hours. When they were re-started, it was with a memorial service held in the Olympic Stadium, attended by many of the competing athletes. Ten nations opposed to the existence of the State of Israel requested that their flags not be flown at half-mast during the ceremony. As disrespectful as this was to the spirit of Olympic competition, the IOC acquiesced and granted this request.  The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes was not considered sufficiently serious to merit cancelling or postponing of the Olympics.  Nor has it been seen as serious since by the IOC.   Is that because they were Jews????  Truly, the world cares nothing for Jewish Blood!

“Incredibly, they're going on with it,” Jim Murray of the Los Angeles Times wrote at the time. “It's almost like having a dance at Dachau.” ...... WWII Death Camp, less than 10 miles away!

Not all the athletes stayed however, and the Israeli team did not continue to compete in the Games.  How could they???   
Why would anyone want a medal from such tainted games??   The doctrine of the Olympic Spirit is supposedly “to build a peaceful and better world which requires mutual understanding with a spirit of friendship, solidarity and fair play,"  but these Jewish athletes who went to the Olympics in peace, friendship and sportsmanship have not received fair play nor have their families received understanding.

The IOC had minute of silence before for an athlete killed in the Olympics from a training accident, so why can't they have a minute of silence for the Israeli national team killed by terrorists at the Olympics???  Is this 'special treatment' reserved for Jews only???   

How can the families of those murdered at Munich stand idly by as the insult continues year after year.   How can we as Jews not all feel for those families .... we are one neshama, one nation.  It is insulting to every Jew and incumbent on every Jew in the world to rectify this wrong.      One minute of silence will clearly say to the world that what happened in 1972 will never happen again.  We will not permit it.  And All need to Acknowledge this.  

Read the Full Story of the Munich Massacre which I blogged previously here ..... http://princesspana.blogspot.ie/2011/09/olympic-orgy-munich-massacre.html

Help the Israeli government create noise about this issue and put pressure on the International Olympic Committee. 

Please Sign the Petition & Post the Video on your webspaces.  


  1. The IOC has this morning once again rejected calls for a one minute silence during the London Olympic Games. However, we will continue working to change their mind and bring the issue to a global recognition. It's Just Not good enough. One Month for One Minute ..... Let's Pile on the Pressure!!!

  2. Peres has already declared he will not be attending the 'Opening Ceremony' as it is being held on Shabbat, B"H. NO JEW should attend the opening ceremony. It is Shabbos and Ha'Shem should be honoured ..... the IOC have made it quite clear that Jews won't be honoured at any 'Olympic' games. This is the way of the world. Let's leave the IOC to their anti-semitic stew. Better Still, why not Boycott the tainted games altogether. Isn't 40 years of insult enough??