In the early morning of September 5, 1972, 8 heavily-armed Palestinians scaled the fence at the Olympic Village in Munich, Germany, and attacked the unarmed and undefended Israeli Olympic delegation which was asleep in their dormitory. 2 Israelis were murdered in the initial attack and 9 were taken hostage. A failed rescue attempt by German security forces 20 hours later resulted in the deaths of all the 9 Israeli hostages.
The Olympic Games in England this summer will mark the 40th anniversary of this brutal massacre by Palestinian terrorists.
The Israeli government and relatives of the slain Israelis have asked the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to observe one minute of silence at the opening ceremony in remembrance of these 11 Israelis murdered. The IOC has refused this simple request.
Fortunately, international support for a minute of silence has been growing from numerous organizations and individuals, both Jewish and non-Jewish, as well as from members of the US Congress, and the governments of Canada and Australia.
You can show your support by signing the online petition set up by Ankie Spitzer, the wife of one of the slain Israelis.