Remembering Athletes Murdered at Munich Olympics

Remembering Athletes Murdered at Munich Olympics

I JUST SIGNED THE PETITION BELOW and wrote why.  At first I was not inclined to sign, but the more I thought about it, the more I realized that it is fitting to have a moment of silence on behalf of the 11 Israelis who were killed because no other national group at the Olympics has been singled out for slaughter.  The Olympics is supposed to be a global universal competition where all the participants are there to compete in their individual sports.  It was supposed to be a safe space.  We need one moment of silence so people around the world can aspire to be more than we are at the moment.— Lilly

Please take a minute to read the message and decide whether you can add your name to the growing number of people who have signed this important petition.

This summer, the London Olympics will mark the 40th anniversary of the slaughter of the “Munich 11.” The IOC has never acknowledged this terrible massacre despite repeated requests from the surviving family members for a moment of silence in their memory. 

A New York area JCC has established a petition with a goal of one million signatures to ask the IOC for a moment of silence at the London Olympics to remember the eleven Israeli athletes who were murdered at the Munich Olympics forty years ago. Many regard this massacre as the beginning of modern terrorism. Please take a moment to go to the link below, sign the petition, and forward it to everyone in your address book:

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