|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.
The full text of this week's commentary follows:
Olympic Games in London are fast approaching.
it'll be a treat to watch the world greatest athletes compete.
But there is
In 1972, at
the Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes and coaches were killed by Palestinian
Spitzer, widow of one of the murdered Israeli athletes, has called for a minute
of silence at the opening ceremony of the London games.
minute of silence to recognize 11 Israelis who came to Munich in the Olympic
spirit and left in coffins.
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.
80,000 others have also signed a global petition.
this just cause.
agree, please visit us at ajc.org to take action.
David Harris of AJC.