Australia Remembers

July 27, 2012 by Henry Benjamin
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One minute’s silence in memory of the eleven Israeli athletes murdered at the 1972 Olympic Games was held at Jewish community headquarters in Melbourne and Sydney.


In Melbourne a video was shown to 150 members of the community depicting the events of that tragic day when the Israelis lost their lives at the hands of Palestinian terrorists.

In Sydney, CEO of the The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies  Vic Alhadeff  told the story of Munich eleven and Rabbi Jeremy Lawrence delivered a special prayer before reciting Kaddish.

In Melbourne the president of the Jewish Community Council of Victoria Nina Bassat expressed condolences with a special message coming from Zionist Council of Victoria head Sam Tatarka.

Vic Alhadeff tells the story of September 4, 1972.




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Olympic chief Jacques Rogge has refused to allow one minute’s silence to be held at the Opening Ceremony in spite of requests from many of the world’s major leaders including President Obama and Prime Minister Gillard.


One Response to “Australia Remembers”
  1. Michael says:

    Meanwhile the Palestinians write a letter to the IOC Chief thanking him for his support and Israel is expected to make peace with these people .

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