Shalom Life | July 22, 2014

Widows of Slain Munich Olympians Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Women asking attendees to observe a moment of silence for Munich 11

By: Jordan Shani

Published: July 25th, 2012 in News » World

Widows of Slain Munich Olympians Take Matters into Their Own Hands

Despite the fact – or probably due to the fact – that the International Olympic Committee (IOC) continues to say “no” to the idea of an official commemoration ceremony during this Friday’s opening of the London Olympics, widows of some of the athletes, coaches and referees who made up the “Munich 11”, all killed for no other reason that they were Israeli during the 1972 Munich Olympics, are taking matters into their own hands.

The women are planning to implore those in attendance at the opening ceremonies in London to stand and observe a moment of silence for their slain husbands and their teammates.

“He told us that when he heard the explosions in the Olympic village, he debated whether to continue in the Games or go home, and decided not to let terror win," Ilana Romano, wife of Yossef Romano, a weightlifter killed in the 1972 Games, told reporters assembled at a recent news conference. "Jacques Rogge, you have let terror win today.”

Rogge is the president of the IOC which maintains the position that the opening ceremonies of the London Games is not the proper venue for such an event.

Thousands Arrive for Pro-Israel Rally in London Thousands Arrive for Pro-Israel Rally in London TrendingBill Maher Defends Israel on Real Time [VIDEO] Bill Maher Defends Israel on Real Time [VIDEO] Trending'The Voice' Hopeful Sings From Bomb Shelter [VIDEO] 'The Voice' Hopeful Sings From Bomb Shelter [VIDEO] Trending
 

CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
CNN Poll Shows Most Americans Side with Israel

A new poll shows that the majority of U.S. citizens agree with Israel's right to defend itself against Hamas

Read More

Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

July 22, 2014 | By ShalomLife Team
Study: 80% of British Jews Feel They Are Being Blamed for Gaza Conflict

"Most respondents (over three-quarters) maintained that they hear the Israel/Nazi parallel in Britain at least occasionally"

Read More

European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
European Officials Condemn anti-Semitic Rallies

Foreign ministers from Germany, France and Italy will fight "acts and statements that cross the line to anti-Semitism"

Read More

Ron Dermer: Give the IDF A Nobel Peace Prize

July 22, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Ron Dermer: Give the IDF A Nobel Peace Prize

'Israeli soldiers are dying so that innocent Palestinians can live,' says the Israeli Ambassador to the US in a statement Tuesday

Read More

IDF Names Soldier Missing from Sunday Incident

July 22, 2014 | By Yoav Zitun
IDF Names Soldier Missing from Sunday Incident

Sgt. Oron Shaul is missing in Gaza; 7 IDF soldiers were killed Monday

Read More

Canadian Jews Provide Funding to Cheer Up Kids in Israeli Bomb Shelters

July 21, 2014 | By Daniel Koren
Canadian Jews Provide Funding to Cheer Up Kids in Israeli Bomb Shelters

Organized by the Heseg Foundation, the next round of funding will go towards improving the quality of life of IDF soldiers

Read More

The Nosh Pit - Kosher Summer Recipes With Raspberries

July 21, 2014 | By Sarah Bauder
The Nosh Pit - Kosher Summer Recipes With Raspberries

Nothing says summer like sweet and delicious raspberries! Add these kosher dishes to your next BBQ or picnic.

Read More

Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel

July 21, 2014 | By Ashley Ramnarain
Backstreet Boys Cancel All Three Sold-Out Shows in Israel

The boy band has pulled out of their summer concerts due to Operation Protective Edge

Read More

More Headlines