Urge the International Olympic Committee to Hold One Minute of Silence in Memory of the Israelis Murdered at the 1972 Munich Games
On September 5, 1972, during the Olympic Games in Munich, eight Palestinian terrorists broke into the Olympic Village, killing two members of the Israeli team and taking nine hostages. In the ensuing battle, all nine Israeli hostages were killed, as were five of the terrorists and one policeman.
Please click here to join voices worldwide urging International Olympic Committee President Jacques Rogge to observe one minute of silence during the July 27 Olympic opening ceremonies in London for the Israeli athletes and coaches massacred during the 1972 Munich games.
For more information about the one minute of silence, visit minuteformunich.org
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I strongly urge the International Olympic Committee to observe one minute of silence during the July 27 Olympic opening ceremonies in London for those Israeli athletes and coaches massacred during the 1972 Munich games.
According to the Olympic Charter, ‘The goal of Olympics is to place sport at the service of the harmonious development of humankind, with a view to promoting a peaceful society concerned with the preservation of human dignity.’
This tribute would be an important step in the fulfillment of the above-stated goal.
On June 25, the U.S. Senate announced the unanimous passage of the Gillibrand-Rubio Resolution, S. RES. 504, expressing support for this tribute. Additionally, U.S. Representative Ileana Ros-Lehtinen (R-FL), Chair of the House Foreign Affairs Committee, with Ranking Member Howard L. Berman (D-CA), have participated in a bi-partisan effort to lobby President Rogge and the IOC for this commemoration.