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Meet the Israeli Olympians: Judo – Arik Ze’evi (Video)

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesOlympics 2012

Video: Arik Ze'evi, a Judoka & a writer, is a 4-Time European champion, including the 2012 European Championship. Ze'evi is also the Winner of last year's (2011) Grand Slam in Moscow, and has won a bunch of titles & medals throughout his career, but in London 2012, Ze'evi aimes to go for the Olympic medal, again!

Palestinians celebrating the opening of the 2012 Olympics Games
 

Olympic Opening Ceremonies and the Death Throes of a Civilization

Posted on: July 29th, 2012

InDepthAnalysisJ.E. Dyer

Watching the ceremony last night, I had a profound sense of sadness for the hollow revelry. There was no dignified memorializing of the greatness, uniqueness, and courage of Britain’s past. There was “irreverent, idiosyncratic” entertainment, and a very long segment of writhing self-abasement before the shibboleth of socialized medicine.

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More than 20,000 Londoners Hold Munich Moment of Silence

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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 Friday, according to the London Jewish Chronicle. About 200 people marked the […]

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Meet the Israeli Olympians: Tennis – Shahar Pe’er (Video)

Posted on: July 27th, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesOlympics 2012

Video: Tennis player Shahar Pe'er demonstrates her intensive training program. She also reveals her "lucky charm" and talks about the Israeli people, who she loves representing abroad.

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Meet the Israeli Olympians: Windsurfing – Shachar Tzuberi (Video)

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesOlympics 2012

Video: Israeli Olympian Shahar Tzuberi not only demonstrates his windsurfing skills but also talks about his hometown Eilat and the most important influences on his approach to the sport.

 

Nadler Renews Call for IOC to Observe Moment of Silence

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

On Thursday, Congressman Jerrold Nadler (D-NY) joined Members of Congress in observing a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians and coaches murdered by terrorists during the 1972 Munich Olympics, 40 years ago this summer. Nadler urged the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to open its ceremony tomorrow with a moment of silence to remember […]

Jibril Rajoub and Palestinian supporters of the Fatah movement marking their 42nd anniversary, back in 2007.
 

Terrorist Chief of Palestinian Olympic Committee Calls Minute of Silence Requests ‘Racism’

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jibril Rajoub, head of the Palestinian Olympic Committee, called the campaign to hold a minute of silence for the 11 Israelis murdered at the 1972 Munich Olympics “racism,” according to the Times of Israel. What the Times of Israel omitted is the fact that Rajoub has been one of the most dangerous and violent PLO terrorists, known for acts of murder and torture against Jews and Arabs alike.

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A ‘Spontaneous Minute’ Will Speak Louder Than IOC’s Roaring Hypocrisy

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesOlympics 2012

“If you believe that the 11 murdered athletes must be mentioned, stand for a spontaneous minute when the IOC president begins to speak,” said Ilana Romano, wife of Yossef Romano, a weightlifter who was murdered in the 1972 attack.

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Members of Congress to Hold Moment of Silence for Munich 11

Posted on: July 26th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

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 silence on Thursday,” Rep. Eliot Engel (D-N.Y.) said […]

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Global Minute of Silence to Be Held on Day of Olympic Opening Ceremony

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

The worldwide event will take place at 11 AM London time (1 PM Jerusalem, 6 AM New York) on the morning of the opening ceremony, Friday, July 27.

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The IOC And Israel’s Martyred Athletes

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

InDepthEditorial

For months, International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge has dismissed calls for a moment of silence at the opening ceremony of the London Olympics to mark the 40th anniversary of the murder of eleven Israeli athletes by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics.

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Are the Olympics for Jews?

Posted on: July 25th, 2012

BlogsFelafel on Rye

Rabbi Kook explains that a weakening of the will is due in large measure to a lack of physical energy and strength. When a person’s willpower is weak, he can fall into many bad habits. As part of his overall mending, he must improve his physical health, as well as his moral and spiritual worlds.

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Efrayim Goldstein carries Olympic torch through London's streets.
 

Founder of London Shomrim Carries Olympic Torch

Posted on: July 24th, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The founder of London's Shomrim patrol carried the Olympic torch in South London. Efrayim Goldstein, 23, was one of 187 people who carried the Olympic torch through the city on Monday. Goldstein wore the official white Olympic uniform and was given a matching yarmulke, according to VIN News. He carried the torch for about a half-mile at 8:30 a.m. After handing off the torch, Goldstein and a group of fellow torchbearers observed a moment of silence in memory of the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches who were killed by terrorists at the Munich Olympics, according to VIN. Goldstein is the founder of the Shomrim Safety Patrol and runs a soup kitchen. According to the nomination for Goldstein, he set up seven charities by the time he became 16.

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International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge.
 

IOC Adds Insult to Injury: Widows ‘Get’ their Minute of Silence 4 Days Too Soon

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesOlympics 2012

I suggest Monday, July 23, 2012, will go down in the annals of Olympic history as Throw the Widow a Bone Day.

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International Olympic Committee to BBC: Fix Jerusalem

Posted on: July 23rd, 2012

News & ViewsNews Briefs

The International Olympic Committee has contacted the management of the BBC on Monday, and requested that they correct their listing of Jerusalem to say, Jerusalem – Capital of Israel. This came at the request of Alex Giladi, the Israeli representative on the Olympic Committee.   In a response to an official complaint written by Mark […]

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“Baffled” Bob Costas To Call Own Minute of Silence During Olympic Broadcast

Posted on: July 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsGlobal

Bob Costas may soon make history by defying the International Olympic Committee and conducting an on-air memorial of his own.

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Shahar Zubari is part of the Israeli Olympic team in London. But London has been unable to tell the difference between a real country (Israel) and an imagined one (Palestine).
 

BBC Olympics Site Revokes Jerusalem’s Status as Israel’s Capital

Posted on: July 22nd, 2012

News & ViewsEye on Palestine

Jerusalem originally showed up on the official website as the capital of a country, but it was East Jerusalem, and the capital was “Palestine,” not Israel. Following complaints filed last week by a spokesperson for Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, the Olympics site was changed. Now Jerusalem does not appear as the actual capital of any country at all.

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Ayaan Hirsi-Ali
 

One Woman’s Voice and Story – and a Message for Israel

Posted on: June 26th, 2012

InDepthOp-Eds

At the recent President's Conference in Jerusalem - though Shimon Peres and others spoke about the dearth of women in professional life in Israel, few spoke about the amazing lack of women presenters at the conference. I counted only about a hand-full. One was Ayaan Hirsi-Ali.

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Israeli Olympic Team Announced

Posted on: June 25th, 2012

News & ViewsIsrael

The Olympic Committee of Israel approved its list of 36 athletes to compete in the 2012 Summer Olympics in London on Sunday.

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President Peres Examining the Peppers at the President's Conference
 

Sneaking into Tomorrow

Posted on: June 24th, 2012

SectionsSpecial FeaturesPresident's Conference 2012

Consider the following scenario. The good (and free) food at the President’s conference is in the VIP lounge. But to get in there you either need to be a VIP, or have a VIP invite you in. Outside the room are guards preventing your entry, and direct access to talk to the VIPs is limited […]

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