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Italian Olympic Team Commemorates Munich Massacre
Arutz Sheva ^ | 29/7/12 | Gil Ronen

Posted on 07/29/2012 1:11:47 PM PDT by Eleutheria5

The Italian Olympic team at the London Olympic Games made a noble gesture Sunday and stood in silence outside the quarters of the Israeli team, in memory of the 11 athletes slain in the Munich Olympics 40 years ago, Voice of Israel radio reported Sunday.

About 30 Italians were present at the ceremony, including Italy's Minister of Sport, the heads of the Italian Olympic Committee and athletes. Israeli Olympic Committee head Tzvi Varshaviak and Olympic delegation leader Efraim Zinger also took part.

According to an unverified report on the internet, the pilot and crew of a British airliner headed for Israel Thursday did what the Olympics Committee refused to do, and observed a moment of silence in memory of the Israel athletes murdered in Munich in 1972.

The "USA Stands with Israel" Facebook page, with over 10,000 subscribers, reported that the heartwarming gesture was made by a pilot for EasyJet, on a flight headed from the firm's home base of Luton, England, to Tel Aviv.

"The pilot came on the intercom and informed the passengers that the crew will be observing a minute of silence as they fly over Munich and he invited the passengers to join them in remembering the Israeli sportsmen who were murdered there at the Olympic Games 40 years ago," according to the report.

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(Excerpt) Read more at israelnationalnews.com ...


TOPICS: Foreign Affairs; Front Page News; Israel; News/Current Events; War on Terror
KEYWORDS: 2012olympics; commemorate; europeanunion; italy; munich; olympics; waronterror
Italy is OK.
1 posted on 07/29/2012 1:11:57 PM PDT by Eleutheria5
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To: Eleutheria5

Good on them and God bless... The Olympics’ committee have become PC and afraid to offend, at least those whom they hold dear... and GB is soo far to the left that even their conservatives are left of center.


2 posted on 07/29/2012 1:20:35 PM PDT by dps.inspect (rage against the Obama machine...)
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To: Eleutheria5

Looks like I know where I will be spending my vacation money next.


3 posted on 07/29/2012 1:22:51 PM PDT by guido911 (Islamic terrorists are members http://www.freerepublic.com/foof the "ROP", the "religion of pu*&ies")
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To: Eleutheria5

Hopefully there will be more expressions of solidarity.


4 posted on 07/29/2012 1:22:56 PM PDT by upchuck ("Definition of 'racist:' someone that is winning an argument with a liberal." ~ Peter Brimelow)
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To: guido911

Great food and hot women.


5 posted on 07/29/2012 1:24:17 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: dps.inspect

They’re afraid to offend those who riot and plant bombs. Since Israel won’t do that, our a*& is grass. Note to Basques, Irish, Ruthenians, Kurds, all other minorities in the world: Terrorism pays. Bomb something and the world respects you. Play nice and they wipe their a@# on you. Let the chaos begin.


6 posted on 07/29/2012 1:26:54 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Forza Italia!


7 posted on 07/29/2012 1:27:43 PM PDT by dfwgator (FUJR (not you, Jim))
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To: Eleutheria5

We were looking for excuse to go back to Italy, God Bless them. Italy is a beautiful country with beautiful people.


8 posted on 07/29/2012 1:28:06 PM PDT by ragmop
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To: Eleutheria5

A group of Catholics pausing to remember a group of Jews.

God bless them.

I tell you folks, those of us who are in the West must stand with Israel...and yes, there are a few Muslims who are willing to do that, too. But for the most part, the Jews are facing a very dangerous enemy and they are facing the same enemy that hates America (and Great Britain and most of Europe).

The difference, and it is a great one, is that America and Israel still has a *glimmer* of the Judeo-Christian ethic...we must pray for a revival, a spiritual one, of that religion and ethic in our nation.

Without a spiritual revival, the ethic will die. And so will the West.

We can’t pray for a revival for a mere political purpose, we pray for a revival of a the spirit, for people’s hearts and minds to change...


9 posted on 07/29/2012 1:28:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: Eleutheria5

A group of Catholics pausing to remember a group of Jews.

God bless them.

I tell you folks, those of us who are in the West must stand with Israel...and yes, there are a few Muslims who are willing to do that, too. But for the most part, the Jews are facing a very dangerous enemy and they are facing the same enemy that hates America (and Great Britain and most of Europe).

The difference, and it is a great one, is that America and Israel still has a *glimmer* of the Judeo-Christian ethic...we must pray for a revival, a spiritual one, of that religion and ethic in our nation.

Without a spiritual revival, the ethic will die. And so will the West.

We can’t pray for a revival for a mere political purpose, we pray for a revival of a the spirit, for people’s hearts and minds to change...


10 posted on 07/29/2012 1:28:10 PM PDT by SoFloFreeper
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To: EEGator

Vacation in Italy ! Yes! (But what’s that about fast women and cars?!??? All I was thinking about was old statues and museums. (Wonder why my social life’s so boring?)


11 posted on 07/29/2012 1:48:36 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: faithhopecharity

I’ll make a deal with you. You can have the statues and the museums, and I get the fast women and cars...deal? :) 50/50 on the food.


12 posted on 07/29/2012 1:51:24 PM PDT by EEGator
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To: EEGator

I never get the prizes on “ebay” either. Alas.


13 posted on 07/29/2012 2:16:50 PM PDT by faithhopecharity
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To: Eleutheria5

Awesomely fine. Good on you, Italy! I hope you were standing on the IOC dhimmi flag when you did it, too.


14 posted on 07/29/2012 2:20:14 PM PDT by Talisker (One who commands, must obey.)
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To: Eleutheria5

A very profound gesture that the British athletes - never mind the London Olympics organizers- as hosts should have done on the first day...


15 posted on 07/29/2012 2:25:01 PM PDT by citizencon
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To: citizencon

the british, at least rhe english, have turned into a country of wussies (sp?)


16 posted on 07/29/2012 3:05:02 PM PDT by bravo whiskey
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To: Eleutheria5

Love the posts here. (Italy has more and better than the rest of the entire world—history, art, architecture, music, scenery, food, fashion. England’s got literature.)

Is the USA contemplating anything similar?


17 posted on 07/29/2012 3:21:38 PM PDT by Mach9
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To: bravo whiskey

“the british, at least rhe english, have turned into a country of wussies (sp?)”

I don’t recall a tribute to the munich dead at the Atlanta or LA olympic ceremonies. Does that make Americans wussies too?


18 posted on 07/29/2012 4:09:59 PM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: Caulkhead

I don’t recall the Isrealis asking for one during those events. If they had I’m certain it would have been honored and not dismissed out of hand like the pansy ass Brits did.

Now if you can produce some evidence that the Israelis asked for a moment of silence during those events and were rejected out of hand for fear of “offending” a bunch of murderous psychopaths like our formerly proud and brave British just did cousins did I invite you to produce it.

Until then live with your shame in silence.


19 posted on 07/29/2012 4:21:31 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Caulkhead

This is the 40th anniversary. Supposedly adds symbolic significance...


20 posted on 07/29/2012 4:23:32 PM PDT by TXnMA ("Allah": Satan's current alias...)
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To: Eleutheria5
I remember like it was yesterday,Jim McCay listening into his ear piece and telling the audiene watching.

"They are all dead."

21 posted on 07/29/2012 4:32:57 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: citizencon

Actually I saw on a thread that the Brit’s did honor their own dead from the terrorist of 7/11 but NBC did not cover the tribute.


22 posted on 07/29/2012 4:35:39 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: guido911

Glad to be spending my vacation money in Italy at this very moment!!!


23 posted on 07/29/2012 4:37:21 PM PDT by AirForceBrat23
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Bravissima, Italia


24 posted on 07/29/2012 4:37:30 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: mware

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=w9HArGWgsm4&feature=related


25 posted on 07/29/2012 4:47:26 PM PDT by mware (By all that you hold dear on this good earth, I bid you stand, Men of the West)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bravo Italy!!!

(Why didn’t the USA join them???)


26 posted on 07/29/2012 5:10:15 PM PDT by SumProVita (Cogito, ergo...Sum Pro Vita. - Modified Descartes)
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To: AdmSmith; AnonymousConservative; Berosus; bigheadfred; Bockscar; ColdOne; Convert from ECUSA; ...

Thanks Eleutheria5.
27 posted on 07/29/2012 5:15:47 PM PDT by SunkenCiv (https://secure.freerepublic.com/donate/)
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To: Eleutheria5

What a manic-depressive Olympics that was

From Spitz/Wottle/Shorter to

USA Basketball to

The Munich Massacre

Who will ever forget ABC’s Jim McKay, that bloodshot and depressed look, telling us “They’re all gone”


28 posted on 07/29/2012 5:26:30 PM PDT by A_Former_Democrat
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To: dfwgator
Si! Bravo Italia!
29 posted on 07/29/2012 5:29:51 PM PDT by jmacusa (Political correctness is cultural Marxism. I'm not a Marxist.)
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To: Eleutheria5

’ Terrorism pays. Bomb something and the world respects you.’

Oh, the irony.


30 posted on 07/29/2012 5:33:18 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Mach9

We could have done so in 1984 or 1996, and apparently did not.


31 posted on 07/29/2012 5:33:30 PM PDT by PghBaldy (Obama 07/22/12: "we all reflect on how we can do something about some of the senseless violence...")
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To: SunkenCiv

I remember watching that Olympics. It was really, really wild, having sporting events and terrorists with hostages at the same time. Then, when the Israelis were ALL KILLED, I specifically remember the sportscaster, Jim McKay, come on and say, “They’re gone. They’re all gone.” For a split second, I didn’t know what he meant.

Bob Costas spoke of the Israelis: http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2012/jul/28/bob-costas-isreali-athlete-controversy

Operation Bayonet/Wrath of God.
https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Rc4c66-XnPA&feature=related


32 posted on 07/29/2012 5:34:38 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: bravo whiskey; Lurker

The decision not to reflect was an IOC decision, not a British decision.

Kindly take your anti-british bile and shove it.


33 posted on 07/29/2012 5:36:11 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: guido911

Note: Sicilians do not export their best wines, which are cheap and oh my.... oh so.... o sole mio wonderful.


34 posted on 07/29/2012 5:37:19 PM PDT by combat_boots (The Lion of Judah cometh. Hallelujah. Gloria Patri, Filio et Spiritui Sancto.)
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To: the scotsman

If your Government had any balls they’d tell the IOC to take their stupid, politically correct road show somewhere else.


35 posted on 07/29/2012 5:50:57 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: the scotsman

If your Government had any balls they’d tell the IOC to take their stupid, politically correct road show somewhere else.


36 posted on 07/29/2012 5:51:14 PM PDT by Lurker (Violence is rarely the answer. But when it is it is the only answer.)
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To: Eleutheria5

The decision is an IOC one, not a British one.

Find another scapegoat.


37 posted on 07/29/2012 5:51:38 PM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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To: Eleutheria5

Bob Costas represented us...
http://www.israelnationalnews.com/News/News.aspx/158373#


38 posted on 07/29/2012 6:46:30 PM PDT by netmilsmom (Romney scares me. Obama is the freaking nightmare that is so bad you are afraid to go back to sleep)
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To: the scotsman

The IOC is like the UN, a bunch of Anti-Isreali, Anti-American morons trying to get us interested in table tennis and team handball. When the National Table Tennis League or the National Handball Association gets on ESPN, then Iwill watch it.


39 posted on 07/29/2012 7:54:18 PM PDT by ExCTCitizen (Yes, Obama, I had help with my business. MY CUSTOMERS!!)
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To: Eleutheria5

My comment was directed at the IOC and the “International Community” in general, not the UK, except to the extent that they at times mirror said “Community,” in looking the other way, knuckling to implicit threats, and otherwise following Burke’s formula for assuring the triumph of wickedness, which in this case the UK did not do much more than anyone else. Find another bone of contention. I am not an Anglophobe. But I am becoming an Italophile.


40 posted on 07/29/2012 10:42:59 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Lurker

Really, I don’t think that would be a good move. It would be a disservice to both the British taxpayers and the Jewish British subjects among them, and also Israel. Who needs all the conspiracy nuts, neo-Nazis and Islamists waving around the Protocols and using this as prove of the insidious power of the Joooos!.

It’s not about us, but about international athletic competition. It was just a gesture that would have been nice if made, and it’s nice that the Italian team decided to make their own.

Let’s not lose all sense of proportions. On the other hand, the IOC showed abject cowardice, which is disappointing but hardly a surprise.


41 posted on 07/30/2012 12:53:58 AM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Lurker

“Now if you can produce some evidence that the Israelis asked for a moment of silence during those events and were rejected out of hand for fear of “offending” a bunch of murderous psychopaths like our formerly proud and brave British just did cousins did I invite you to produce it.”

The Israeli Olympic Committee and the Atlanta Jewish Community requested that the Munich dead were honoured in the ceremony at the Atlanta games but the request was turned down.

Here’s your proof:

http://thomas.loc.gov/cgi-bin/query/F?r104:1:./temp/~r104tf8eaJ:e0:

Now you provide me with some proof that the Munich dead weren’t honoured specifically at the London games because the British are scared of offending muslims. If we were, why did we honour the 911 and 7/7 dead, all of whom were murdered by muslims?

“Until then live with your shame in silence.”

Right back at you.


42 posted on 07/30/2012 3:39:28 AM PDT by Caulkhead
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To: Caulkhead

Oh, god bless you, my son.


43 posted on 07/30/2012 5:54:44 AM PDT by the scotsman (i)
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44 posted on 07/30/2012 6:27:44 AM PDT by SJackson (I used to eat a lot of natural foods until I learned that most people people die of natural causes)
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To: Eleutheria5

Considering the vast number of immigrant Muslim MFs wandering around the boot-shaped peninsula, this took more than a little courage. The Worthy Oriental Gentlemen infecting Europe, and Italy are sure to take explosive notice.


45 posted on 07/30/2012 10:38:42 AM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Do not listen to Conservative Talk Radio ... until they talk to Sheriff Joe.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

Sheikh Abdul Palazi’s moderating influence might have more than a little to do with Italy’s relative lack of inhibition:

http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7I9amcTg_6I


46 posted on 07/30/2012 12:10:11 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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To: Eleutheria5

Jolly decent of them ... and of the EasyJet pilot.


47 posted on 07/30/2012 12:43:18 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Kenny Bunk

The Italians' ancestors knew how to handle "worthy oriental gentlemen".

48 posted on 07/30/2012 1:09:58 PM PDT by ArrogantBustard (Western Civilization is Aborting, Buggering, and Contracepting itself out of existence.)
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To: Eleutheria5
Sheik Palazzi ... I hope he has adquate security. One thing is for sure, any Muslim who protests against living in Europe or wants to change the lifestyle,... particularly in Italy ... would be dumb enough to F-up a free lunch.

Thanks for the link.

49 posted on 07/30/2012 1:27:42 PM PDT by Kenny Bunk (Do not listen to Conservative Talk Radio ... until they talk to Sheriff Joe.)
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To: ArrogantBustard

Yes. The team was acting as representatives of its country, making a statement on behalf of Italy itself. The EasyJet pilot was just a decent fellow acting on his own, but he did his country credit, as did Bob Costas. And with that my interest in the Olympic games ends. Haven’t watched it in decades.


50 posted on 07/30/2012 2:25:36 PM PDT by Eleutheria5 (End the occupation. Annex today.)
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