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Posted on 07/28/2012 11:47:21 PM PDT by IsraelBeach
London Olympics Has All Except Respect For Jewish Blood
By Joel Leyden
Israel News Agency
Jerusalem, Israel --- July 28, 2012 ... The London Olympics Opening Ceremonies had it all. The Queen, James Bond, spectacular fireworks, inspirational music, creative dancers, David Beckham, Mitt Romney, Michelle Obama, Sir Paul McCartney, sky divers, Mary Poppins, and one very funny Mr. Bean.
The IOC and the London Olympics had everything - except simple respect for those Olympians who were murdered at the Munich Games in 1972.
We are not speaking Israelis. We are not even talking about Jews, but rather members of the Olympic family who were kidnapped and massacred by Palestinian terrorists.
The IOC or International Olympic Committee has found every excuse to ignore the Olympic dead during last night's Opening Ceremony. They said that it was too political.
So then why did the IOC honor British dead during last night's Opening Ceremony?
Why were the victims of 9/11 remembered? Why were victims of Europe's wars remembered?
But not 11 Olympians?
Could it be that they came from a place called Israel?
Could it be that the 40 Arab nations that are taking part in these Olympics threatened to boycott the Games if the Israelis were mentioned? Could it be anti-Semitism which manifests itself historically in the UK and is most recently illustrated by the BBC omitting that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel?
If not for NBC sportscaster Bob Costas no one would have heard or seen anything.
Costas stated what many world leaders have voiced so far: "These Olympic games mark the 40th anniversary of the 1972 tragedy in Munich, when 11 Israel coaches and athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists. There have been calls from a number of quarters for the IOC to acknowledge that, with a moment of silence at some point in tonight's ceremony. The IOC denied that request, noting it had honored the victims on other occasions. And, in fact, this week IOC president Jacques Rogge led a moment of silence before about 100 people in the athlete's village here in London.
Still, for many, tonight, with the world watching, is the true time and place to remember those who were lost, and how and why they died."
Shame on Jacques Rogge and the members of the IOC. Shame on them for ignoring murdered members of the Olympic family while paying a minute of silence to British dead. Shame on Jacques Rogge and the IOC for appeasing terrorism last night.
The only thing worse than what we witnessed at the Munich Olympics where the dead were honored was last night's insensitive and total disrespect for the victim's families. Disrespect for every Olympic athlete who sacrifices hours, days, weeks and years to become an Olympian.
"Jacques Rogge, you have let terror win once again," said Illana Romano, the widow of murdered Israel weightlifter Yossef Romano.
Romano spoke Wednesday at a London news conference. An event that should never had been called for as honoring Olympic dead should be a priority at the opening or closing ceremonies. She was joined by Ankie Spitzer, wife of murdered Israel fencing coach Andrei Spitzer, in a sad, desperate plea for a small degree of human decency that should have been granted long ago
Perhaps nothing has been more indecent and disgraceful than the recent exchange between Spitzer and Rogge, who told her that "in this matter that his hands were tied".
"Your hands are tied?" Spitzer responded. "My husband's hands were tied. So were his feet."
The Israeli Olympic Team walked into the stadium last night with symbolic black handkerchiefs tucked into their blue Olympic blazers.
They and every Olympic participant should now display a black arm band and or a black ribbon to remember their dead comrades on this 40th anniversary.
If the IOC cannot illustrate responsible leadership, then it is up the Olympians to do so.
The Olympians who were shot during the initial break-in in Munich were Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach) and Yossef Romano (weightlifter). Those Olympians who were shot and then murdered by Palestinian terrorists with grenades in helicopters where they were sitting were Ze'ev Friedman (weightlifter), David Berger (weightlifter), Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge), Eliezer Halfin (wrestler), Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee), Kehat Shorr (shooting coach), Mark Slavin (wrestler), Andre Spitzer (fencing coach) and Amitzur Shapira (track coach).
May their memories be for a blessing for those athletes who survived and keep the Olympic spirit of peace alive.
Is there an athlete competing there today that we would not mourn?
So should we mourn these young people and their coaches that were murdered. It matters not where they came from or how they prayed.
The IOC is antiSemitic.
I am a huge Olympics fan, watching right now a young man I’ve known since he was 11 at the games. But it is wrong to avoid mourning such a tragedy. You are telling every athlete that their lives are not worth much. Or perhaps that only Jewish athletes aren’t worth much. Either way, that is atrocious.
May God forgive them for the egregious and very sad oversight..
I have not watched the Olympics AT ALL.
It was not an oversight. It was deliberate. Just one more reason to not waste my time watching the Olympics.
The IOC is trying to appease Muslim nations and in doing so they are giving a green light to Islamic terrorism at the London Olympics.
IOC President Jacques Rogge stated that the Opening Ceremony was not a fitting environment to remember the murdered Olympians. But it was fitting for British dead, European dead and those who were murdered in the 9/11 terror attacks!
What better environment than the Opening Ceremony when billions are watching on TV to honor those Olympic athletes who were murdered at the Games?
Let's demand a minute of silence at the Closing Ceremonies in London!
I tend to agree with you. I've had it with the anti-Jewish, anti-Israel crap.
Now, I'm not interested in the Olympics for sure.
And The IOC should have a moment of silence at the closing ceremonies. We should start tweeting all of the athletes to make it happen! They're all over Twitter talking about themselves! What are the Muslims going to do, go home? Good! Try to blow something up? They already do this on a regular basis!
Thanks for bring this to light. I don’t watch the Olympics and this year is no exception. But I will share it with those who do and doubt they will believe it’s an oversight but a deliberate oversight.
Good idea. Tweet for me because I don’t. Remind them there is a lot more agreeing than those who tweet.
Now you have me interested in watching Alexander Shatilov. I’ll check when - w/my daughter who was a gymnast and never fails to watch the gymnasts at the trials and the Olympics.
She will be impressed I know the name of one. Thanks!
No problem! I didn’t know who he was until last night!
Perhaps the muzzies told the Brits that they would blow up something and cause such mayhem so that the games would have to be shut down if the Brits attempted to honor the Jewish athletes. You know...extortion. It’s coming here.
Is a tribute paid to the Munich dead at every olympics? Did I miss it at the Atlanta games for example?
No big deal. I still intend to enjoy watching the Olympics.
I agree... GOD bless Israel... the olympics can fend for themselves. GODless bunch they are.
I stopped long ago my friend... the olympics worships man and not GOD.
The olympics are nothing more than a bunch of socialist/communist countries ganging up to try to defeat the U.S. Usually doesn’t work either, LOL.
During the opening ceremonies, the Israeli delegation should have stopped in from the of the reviewing stand, shouted in Hebrew and English that they would not move for one minute, to honor the Israeli athletes and coach murdered in Munich during the 1972 Summer Olympic Games, and dared anyone to try to move them.
That I would have paid to see.
Other than that I do enjoy watching the Olympics, especially the fact that Mitt Romney was correct, London was not ready for the Olympics (cycling, empty seats).
Still go USA!!!!
The only time I ever watched the Olympics was during the 90s, to see Tonya Harding and Nancy Kerrigan go at it. I couldn’t care less about this politically correct, Islam-loving, Israel-hating mess. I hope the ratings tank.
Yeah, yeah, we get it.
The Limeys cant do it, why dont we just hold all Olympics in the good ol’ US of A.
Of course Americans are ignorant of the fact that London and Britain has held in the last decade and will hold this decade many of the world’s biggest sports events:
If youd like to be on or off, please FR mail me.
....Or simply cut off “oil supplies” to Britain. Remember “money talks”.
Yeah, your opening ceremony celebrating communism was grand.
Can you hear me back in 1950?.
Ever heard of North Sea oil?.
God Almighty above, do you really believe that?
God Almighty above, do YOU really believe that?
That the opening cermonies were mis-used a celebration of socialism?
Yes, that’s exactly what they were.