January 11, 2011, - 3:45 pm
VIDEO: Munich Bids for Olympics, IOC Won’t Memorialize Israeli Athletes “B/c It Offends Arabs, Muslims”
I’ve long been a critic of the Olympic Games for many reasons. Among them is the repeated refusal of the International Olympic Committee to memorialize the Israeli Olympic athletes who were slain in cold blood in Munich in 1972, by Palestinian Islamic terrorists–terrorists who were paid for their “efforts” by current Palestinian Authority Prez Mahmoud Abbas a/k/a Abu Mazen. Check out the video below of me on CNN during the Olympic Games of 2002, in which I voice my disgust. The IOC doesn’t want to offend Arabs and Muslims. This is the world we live in. They don’t want to offend Nazis, just like they didn’t want to offend Nazis in 1936, during the Hitler Games. Well, the organization has never evolved from its fascist, anti-Semitic bent. But, hey, at least they are consistent.
This week, the city of Munich–where the Israeli athletes were murdered and the incompetence of the German and Munich law enforcement authorities was a huge contributing factor (including their refusal to allow the Israelis to take control of the situation)–announced its intent to bid for another Olympic Games. But the Olympic Games, as I’ve repeatedly noted on this site, still refuses to memorialize the Israeli athletes who gave their lives for these money-grubbing, politically correct sports bureaucrats. It’s disgusting.
President of the Israel Olympic Committee Zvi Vashaviak said “every Olympics we request a special ceremony [for the victims] and unfortunately they don’t answer our request. Every time we ask for it to be part of the opening ceremony and they tell us that if they hold such a ceremony the 40 Muslim countries will disrupt the ceremony.”
Vashaviak added that the Israel Olympic Committee has excellent relations with the German committee and that he believes that if Munich wins the bid, they will agree to hold the ceremony.
Anke Spitzer, widow of Israel fencing coach Andre Spitzer, told the Jerusalem Post on Tuesday that if Munich wins the bid and the IOC agrees to hold the memorial ceremony she will attend the 2018 winter Olympics, and if they disagree, she will do whatever she can to ensure the games aren’t held.
“You don’t understand how much we’ve done over the years and where we’ve flown and begged and pleaded in order to have this ceremony happen, and they always tell us the same answer: this is a political act, and I say this is not a political act. These were are people who came to take part in a sporting event and returned home in coffins.”
The 64-year-old Spitzer, who has worked for the past 16 years as a Middle East correspondent for Dutch and Belgian TV channels (VRP) and (NOS) said “it’s not that I’m bored and have nothing else to do, it will happen and I know it. They can’t get rid of us, they’ve tried so hard, but they see we’re still around.”
She also related how she attended the 2008 Summer Olympics in Beijing where she met with the German delegation at their complex. She said that she was told by delegates that “the people of Munich feel short-changed, that they lost an Olympics because of what happened [in 1972]. We told them we lost a little more than this.”
Exactly. Well past time for the Israelis who died at the Olympic Games to get their memorial. It’s been 38 years, and in that time, the only thing that has happened is that the Palestinian Islamic terrorists who committed this massacre were rewarded with a UN delegation, then two masses of land in Israel, and tons of other international and U.S. recognition.
When will the murdered athletes get their due?
The bureaucrats who run the Olympics are in no small part responsible for what happened to the athletes in their care in 1972. They have blood on their hands.
Author and Facebook friend (join me on Facebook) Pamela Giborah is working on a book about the Munich 11. Check out her very informative site on these courageous men who were murdered in cold blood for the “crime” of being Jewish and Israeli. And please join my and reader Ken Goffstein’s Facebook group, “ The IOC should memorialize the Israeli athletes murdered in Munich in 1972.”
The Israeli Athletes Gave Their Lives for the Olympics . . .
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