Thursday, 31 May 2012

Will The 2012 Olympics Respect the Munich Massacre?

Kehat Shorr and Andre Spitzer
Forty years ago, a group of terrorists (funded by none other than Palestinian Authority Chairman Mahmoud Abbas~AKA “Abu Mazzen”) crept into the Olympic Village in Munich. The result was twenty-two hours of horror and the slaughter of eleven members of the Israeli Olympic team. How could this have happened?

Ankie Spitzer, wife of Andrei Spitzer, (head of Israel's Fencing Program) along with the families of the other ten athletes, have asked each International Olympic Committee over the years to observe a single minute of silence~Only Sixty Seconds~in honour of the eleven who came in peace and friendship. She says: Silence is a fitting tribute for athletes who lost their lives on the Olympic stage. Silence contains no statements, assumptions or beliefs and requires no understanding of language to interpret.

After forty years, the Olympic Committee CONTINUES to REFUSE to acknowledge the eleven athletes who came joyfully to Munich in the Spirit of Peace and Competition and ended up being returned home in coffins...WHY! 

One news caster when being interviewed stated: "we were not as accustomed (in 1972) to watching such a tragedy unfold". Perhaps this is part of the problem today~terror and murder (especially of Jews) is now "common".

In the First (1 minute) video, Israel's Deputy Foreign Minister, Danny Ayalon calls on the International Olympic Committee to dedicate a minute of silence during the opening ceremony at this summer's London Olympic Games in memory of the eleven Israeli athletes who were brutally murdered during the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.

The Second video covers the events of that terrible day with interviews and comments from family members, newscasters and police who were there. This is the best compilation I have seen. I urge you to watch the entire film~I Challenge Everyone to watch to the very end~to understand fully what the minute of silence means to the children like Anouk Spitzer, who was only two weeks old at the time and would never know her father.

Andrei Spitzer's bio page has this quote (recalled by his wife):

“The idea of the Olympics is first to forget that you are two warring nations, 
Then you can come together in spirit, and through sport, find good in each other, 
make friendships, forge relationships and find brotherhood and peace in each other”

Will The 2012 Olympic Committee Have The Courage To
Honour The Quest To Come Together In Spirit Through Sports??? 

* Follow  This LINK to read Ankie's plea, and watch a short (1:40min) clip by Ankie
** Please! Sign The Petition to the left of the screen
** There is an option to NOT have your name displayed~So Please Sign...

* On Facebook for the JustOneMinute page press HERE:

* Below the videos are photos of the Munich Eleven with links to their biographies

A Message from Danny Ayalon

The original video that I had posted has been removed from YouTube. In its place I have the documentary "One Day In September" narrated by Michael Douglas...

One Day in September~Part 1

One Day in September~Part 2

One Day in September~Part 3

One Day in September~Part 4

One Day in September~Part 5

One Day in September~Part 6

One Day in September~Part 7

* The Information Below is from "The Munich 11"

* For Information on Each Member Press the Name

David Berger
Ze'ev Friedman
Eliezer Halfin
Amitzur Shapira
Kehat Shorr
Mark Slavin
Andrei Spitzer
Yacov Springer
Yossef Romano
Yossef Gutfreund
Moshe Weinberg
Only 60 Seconds

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