Remembering Murdered Israeli Olympians

Remembering Murdered Israeli Olympians


July 24, 2012 – New York – The AJC weekly radio messages are broadcast on the CBS radio network, before The Osgood File. All AJC radio commentaries since 2001 are available at www.ajc.org/radiocommentary.

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The full text of this week's commentary follows:

The London Olympics open this Friday.

They'll be marred by an omission.

Despite the pleas of American leaders…

of the Australian, Canadian and German parliaments…

of thousands around the world, including many listeners to this radio spot…

and of the victims' families,

there will be no moment of silence for the 11 Israeli Olympians murdered by Palestinian terrorists, 40 years ago, at the Munich games.

The International Olympic Committee refuses, claiming no precedent. Nonsense. There have been other moments of silence.

Instead, as widely reported, the IOC yielded to Arab pressure – simply because the victims were Israeli.

Shame!

If the IOC won’t remember them this week, AJC will. Their memories live on.

This is David Harris of AJC.