NSW call for a minute’s silence

July 24, 2012 by Community Editor
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The New South Wales Jewish Board of Deputies and the Zionist Council of NSW have joined the call for a minute’s silence on the 40th anniversary of the murder of eleven Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich Olympic Games.The two organisations have issued the following joint statement…

“As the world looks forward to the 2012 Summer Olympics in London, many have called on the International Olympic Committee to recognize one of the darkest days in sports history, the murder of 11 athletes and coaches from the Israeli Olympic team at the 1972 Munich Olympics by Palestinian terrorists calling themselves “Black September.”
The IOC has consistently refused to mark this tragedy in an appropriate manner.
On the morning of the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics, this Friday, 27th July, the Zionist Council of NSW and the NSW Jewish Board of Deputies, ask that you stop for one minute, and stand in silence in memory of those who sought to compete in the world’s premier sporting arena, one that is supposed to represent all that is good about human endeavour and the pursuit of peace and harmony but were slaughtered in their prime.

Please remember:

Moshe Weinberg (wrestling coach)

Yossef Romano (weightlifter)

Ze’ev Friedman (weightlifter)

David Berger (weightlifter)
Yakov Springer (weightlifting judge)

Eliezer Halfin (wrestler)

Yossef Gutfreund (wrestling referee)

Kehat Shorr (shooting coach)

Mark Slavin (wrestler)

Andre Spitzer (fencing coach)

Amitzur Shapira (track coach)

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