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Petition for London Olympics Moment of Silence Honoring Munich Athletes Needs Your Signature


Israeli Olympic athletes mourning the murdered weight lifting team and their trainer in Munich, September 5, 1972.

Israeli Olympic athletes mourning the murdered weight lifting team and their trainer in Munich, September 5, 1972.
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An online petition headlined “Tell the International Olympic Committee: 40 Years is Enough!” is urging the  International Olympic Committee (IOC) to honor, at the Olympic Games this summer, the memory of 11 Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics in Munich by the Palestinian terrorist group Black September.

The Jewish Community Center of Rockland County, N.Y. initiated the petition. The Jewish Federations of North America is asking communities to support the petition, which is attempting to gather 1 million signatures. So far a little more than 6,500 have signed.

Written by Ankie Spitzer, the wife of Andrei Spitzer, who was killed at the Munich Olympics, the petition reads:

“I am asking for one minute of silence for the memory of the eleven Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered at the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich. Just one minute — at the 2012 London Summer Olympics and at every Olympic Game, to promote peace.”

“The Jewish Community Center movement is deeply involved in an effort to create a worldwide viral response to a wrong that has not been addressed since 1972,” JCC  Association President and CEO Allan Finkelstein told JTA. He added, “Let us finally get the Munich 11 acknowledgement and respect they deserve from the international sports community.”

The JCC Association has recognized the Munich 11 during every Maccabiah Games since 1995.

In an official letter to the IOC, Israeli Deputy Minister of Foreign Affairs Danny Ayalon also asked that the London 2012 Olympic Games begin with a minute of silence in memory of the murdered Israeli athletes.

Ayalon stressed that past events in the history of the Olympic Games, good as well as bad, should be commemorated in a fitting manner.

Ayalon said that the Olympic Games are based on the principles of equality and brotherhood and added, “We must remain vigilant against acts of hate and intolerance that stand in contrast to the ideals of the international Olympics.”

Ayalon gave a copy of the letter to Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, the widows of two of the murdered athletes, and expressed his support of a petition they initiated calling for the minute of silence.

About the Author: Tibbi Singer is a veteran contributor to publications such as Israel Shelanu and the US supplement of Yedioth, and Jewish Business News.


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3 Responses to “Petition for London Olympics Moment of Silence Honoring Munich Athletes Needs Your Signature”

  1. Please sign the petition to encourage the Olympic committee to establish a moment of silence to recognize the murder of 11 Israeli athletes by the Palestinian terrorists during the Olympic Games of 1972.

  2. There are so many security risks and threats surrounding the Olympic Games, and there is a relatively high likelihood of an attempted attack against the Israeli team(s) (likely via Iran). This weekend is the anniversary of the massacre of Israelis at Munich and is also the mournful and perilous day of Tisha B’av.

    Please join me in praying for their welfare and the welfare of all Jews around the globe at this perilous time of here. I would like everyone to please say one of the following prayers (and any you deem fit) at noon Thursday (u.s. – EST – this is 7 pm in Israel). If you cannot make noon, please pray when you can. Thank you. See link below.

    http://www.google.com/url?sa=t&rct=j&q&esrc=s&source=web&cd=5&ved=0CFYQFjAE&url=http%3A%2F%2Fchaghaatzmaut.files.wordpress.com%2F2011%2F02%2Fprayers-for-the-welfare-of-the-state-of-israel.pdf&ei=WrcQUJ_nLObv0gGl6ID4Dg&usg=AFQjCNGXA8i9k3mI6nJ3Ofuk95NK8Cjamw&sig2=qtGo73xeF_lza9vJsIgXkw

    http://www.facebook.com/events/296832280415792/

    transliteration of standard prayer if anybody wants: http://www.kakatuv.com/pdfs/bbb-orthodoxO/001shacharit-shabbatO/04Torah-serviceO/018prayer-for-state-IL-O.pdf

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