A Minute of Olympic Silence

A Minute of Olympic Silence


July 10, 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 2012 Olympic Games in London are fast approaching.

As always, it'll be a treat to watch the world greatest athletes compete.

But there is one shadow.

In 1972, at the Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed by Palestinian terrorists.

Ankie Spitzer, widow of one of the murdered Israeli athletes, has called for a minute of silence at the opening ceremony of the London games.

That's a minute of silence to recognize 11 Israelis who came to Munich in the Olympic spirit and left in coffins.

In recent weeks, leaders in the U.S., Australia, Canada, and Germany have joined the call for a minute of silence.

In fact, the Australian and Canadian parliaments unanimously supported it.

More than 80,000 others have also signed a global petition.

AJC supports this just cause.

If you agree, please visit us at ajc.org to take action.

This is David Harris of AJC.