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Canada Throws Its Support Behind Israel’s Efforts to Gain Moment of Silence at Olympics

Canadian Minister John Baird expresses support for commemorating the Munich attacks

By: David Shear

Published: June 11th, 2012 in News » World

Canada Throws Its Support Behind Israel’s Efforts to Gain Moment of Silence at Olympics

Canada’s Minister of Foreign Affairs, John Baird, called Dr. Jacques Rogge, President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), to express Canada’s support for Israel’s request for a moment of silence to commemorate the Israeli athletes murdered during the solemn 1972 terrorist attack in Munich.

Last month it was announced that the IOC denied Israel’s request, made on behalf of the families of the 11 victims, for the moment of silence but Rogge said he had no choice but to reject the request.

Baird joins Israeli Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon who had also expressed his support for the moment of silence, saying in a letter to the IOC that doing so would “send a clear message that we must not forget the terrible events 40 years ago in Munich, lest they happen again.”

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