"Shout and wail, human being, because it's coming upon my people, upon all the leaders of Isra'el — they will be victims of the sword along with my people. Strike your thigh in remorse! " Ezekiel 21:12 (21:17)
Information from multiple sources.
There have been a number of campaigns urging the IOC to hold a minutes' silence during the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympics. Unfortunately the IOC has decided against this commemoration. So, The Zionist Federation invited people to join in remembering the 11 murdered Israeli Athletes. On the morning of the Opening Ceremony, they asked people everywhere to stop for one minute and stand in silence as a personal tribute to those who lost their lives in the 1972 Munich Massacre.
According to HaAretz, more than 20,000 people in various venues in London attended the British Zionist Federation's "Minute for Munich" program that was promoted via social media.
Britain's Prime Minister, David Cameron refused to back calls for a minute's silence during the Olympics' opening ceremony. US Secretary of State, Hillary Clinton pressed the IOC to hold a minute's silence, as did the governments of Canada, Australia, Germany, Italy and Israel.
In spite of David Cameron's refusal, he did speak at a short memorial service organized by the Zionist Federation and held at the Israeli Embassy. Other speakers included the Deputy Prime Minister and the leader of the Opposition as well as the German Foreign Minister and Israel's Minister for Culture and Sport, Limor Livnat. (IOC President Jacques Rogge also attended) Read the speeches from the event here.
This small remembrance fell far short of impacting public awareness, as Liat Collins commented in the Jerusalem Post,
Forgive and forget. It was a basic tenet of my British upbringing. Throughout my life it clashed with the much deeper engrained Jewish commandment: Zachor! Remember! The difference was never more evident than in the controversy surrounding the request by the families of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics for a moment's silence at the opening ceremony. Just one minute.
The International Olympic Committee probably felt it had addressed the problem by holding a contemplative time-out in the festive ceremony to reflect on the loved ones lost by those in the stadium.
The images that flashed across the big screens included victims of London's 7/7 bombings and the late father of Danny Boyle, the director of the opening ceremony. The slain Israelis remained nameless and faceless - as if they had died of natural causes at a ripe old age somewhere far removed from the Olympic Village.
For the average Israeli, the gesture fell so flat it lay imperceptible on the ground where it was trampled on throughout the remainder of the parade-cum party.
Referring to what most others call a "massacre.", IOC President Jacques Rogge said at a press conference last weekend, "We feel that the opening ceremony is an atmosphere that is not fit to remember such a tragic accident,"
This "tragic accident" occurred during week two of the 1972 games, when a Palestinian terror cell, calling itself Black September, kidnapped and murdered eleven Israeli athletes and their coaches. Relatives of those who were killed wanted to honor their memory on the 40th anniversary of the attack with a moment of silence.
Jacques Rogge appears to have greater concerns. During a press conference in the West Bank city of Ramallah he expressed concern over "obstacles" facing Palestinian athletes, and in veiled criticism of Israel said athletes should be granted free movement regardless of politics. Palestinian officials say Israel routinely hinders the movement of Palestinian athletes, particularly those from the Hamas-controlled Gaza Strip. Israel denies the accusations but Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu promised President Jacques Rogge that he would look into ways of easing travel restrictions on Palestinian athletes. *see below
IOC President Jacques Rogge Looks Good In A Keffiyah - Demonstrating his lack of objectivity while in the Palestinian territories in 2010.
Does's neckwear explain anything ?
If the Olympics are not about politics, why did he ever allow someone to put that Palestine scarf around his neck?
Jacques Rogge appears to have been more amenable to the chairman of PA's Olympic Committee, who later sent him a letter expressing appreciation for decision not to allow a moment of silence to mark the 40th anniversary of the massacre of Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics. The letter commended his "position not to politicize sports, and his determination to implement the International Olympic Charter represents a victory for freedom in sports."
One might observe that the issue isn't politics; it's terrorism. - Why is Rogge mixing his precious sports with politics at all?
In the letter, Rajoub wrote that "sport is a bridge for love, unification and for spreading peace among the nations, and it must not be a cause for divisiveness and for the spreading of racism," adding that the IOC president's decision to reject Israel's demand was the "correct" one. At a very young age Rajoub became a terrorist who carried out attacks against Israel or sent other terrorists on similar missions, for which he spent more than 20 years in an Israeli prison.
Arab countries threatened that they would cancel their participation in the London Games if a moment of silence was observed.
Rogge, a Belgian, panicked and capitulated - just as his predecessor Juan Antonio Samaranch had. Samaranch was a fascist and a former aide to the dictator Franco and was not considered a friend of Israel and the Jews. But Rogge, a physician, appears to be a wise and sensible man. His decision not to allow a minute's silence is very disappointing. As an intelligent man he should have realized that the boycott threat would not materialize and that not one Arab country would have cancelled its participation in the Olympics.
The Palestinian Authority would not have boycotted the games either, as its only goal in London is to have the Palestinian flag flown. - During the opening ceremony the Palestinian flag was carried by judoka Maher Abu Rmeileh, who lives in east Jerusalem and holds and Israeli identification card.
The Munich massacre is an informal name for an attack that occurred during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, Bavaria, in southern West Germany, when members of the Israeli Olympic team were taken hostage and eventually killed by the Palestinian group Black September. Shortly after the crisis began, they demanded the release of 234 prisoners held in Israeli jails, and the release of the founders of the German Red Army Faction, who were held in German prisons.
The kidnappers killed eleven Israeli athletes and coaches and a West German police officer. Five of the eight members of Black September were killed by police officers during a failed rescue attempt. The three surviving assassins were captured, but later released by West Germany following the hijacking by Black September of a Lufthansa airliner.
Of those believed to have planned the massacre, only Abu Daoud, the man who claims that the attack was his idea, is known to have died of natural causes.
Abu Daoud wrote that funds for Munich were provided by Mahmoud Abbas, Chairman of the PLO since 11 November 2004 and President of the Palestinian National Authority since 15 January 2005, though he claims he didn't know what the money was being spent for.
Abu Daoud believes that if the Israelis knew that Mahmoud Abbas was the financier of the operation, the 1993 Oslo Accords wouldn't have been achieved, during which Mahmoud Abbas was seen in photo ops at the White House.
Abu Daoud, who lived with his wife on a pension provided by the Palestinian Authority, has said that "the operation had the endorsement of Arafat," although Arafat was not involved in conceiving or implementing the attack. In his autobiography, Daoud writes that Arafat saw the team off on the mission with the words "God protect you."
King Hussein of Jordan-the only leader of an Arab country to publicly denounce the Olympic attack-called it a "savage crime against civilization... perpetrated by sick minds."
As Guri Weinberg, son of slain Israeli Olympian pointed out, the ordeal inflicted by "Black September" on the 11 Israeli athletes and their families took 48 hours.
Steven Spielberg claimed to deal with Munich in a feature film, but it concentrated on Israel's response and advanced a cheap moral equivalence argument rather than denouncing terror supporters who carried on unchallenged.
The Palestinian Authority is against the moment of silence at the Olympics to commemorate the Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich Olympics in 1972. According to the headline in the official PA daily, "Sports are meant for peace, not for racism."
According to Jibril Rajoub, President of the Palestinian Olympic Committee:
"Sports are meant for peace, not for racism... Sports are a bridge to love, interconnection, and spreading of peace among nations; it must not be a cause of division and spreading of racism between them [nations]."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 25, 2012]
The PA daily does not refer to the murder of the Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics in 1972 as terror. In the article about Rajoub's letter, the killing of the athletes is referred to as "the Munich Operation, which took place during the Munich Olympics in 1972."
The PA is against the moment of silence because they view the murder of Israelis by Palestinians not as terror but as heroism. Palestinian Media Watch has documented the PA's ongoing policy to glorify terror and terrorists. The murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics is presented as a highlight of Palestinian "operations" and one of their great accomplishments. In 2010, the official PA daily referred to the Olympic massacre as a "shining station" and its planner was called a "star who sparkled... at the sports stadium in Munich"
Official PA daily on Al-Hindi:planner of the Olympic attack:
"Everyone knows that Amin Al-Hindi was one of the stars who sparkled at one of the stormiest points on the international level - the operation that was carried out at the [Olympics] sports stadium in Munich, Germany, in 1972. That was just one of many shining stations."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, Aug. 20,2010]
Mahmoud Abbas and Fayyad honoured Al-Hindi with an imposing official military funeral that was held at the [PA] headquarters...
Of Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, a second planner of the Olympic attack, they said, "'Abu Daoud,' : "His name shone brightly in the German city of Munich"
"President Mahmoud Abbas sent a telegram of condolences over the death of "the great fighter" Muhammad Daoud Oudeh, 'Abu Daoud,' who died just before reaching 70. The telegram of condolences read: 'The deceased was one of the prominent leaders of the Fatah movement and lived a life filled with the struggle, devoted effort, and the enormous sacrifice of the deceased for the sake of the legitimate problem of his people, in many spheres. He was at the forefront on every battlefield, with the aim of defending the [Palestinian] revolution. What a wonderful brother, companion, tough and stubborn, relentless fighter."
[Al-Hayat Al-Jadida, July 4, 2010]
Robin Shepherd commented that, " The refusal of the IOC appropriately to honour the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes massacred in Munich by psychopathic Palestinian terrorists is most emphatically not a sign of indifference. It is not that they don't care. It is not that they haven't thought it through. It is not that they haven't listened. They do care. They have thought it through. They have been listening. They have been listening to the arguments captured by Palestinian Media Watch (above)
Savour those words about "love", "interconnection" and "peace" and how honouring the fallen would be tantamount to causing "division" and "spreading racism". As you do, imagine that it is you that has to negotiate a peace agreement with these people, "moderates", as the world calls the Palestinian Authority. They can't even tell the truth to the head of the IOC in a conversation about Jewish athletes gunned down in their prime in the country that gave the world the Holocaust.
But that's because they don't see anything wrong in what they did. As PMW points out, the slaughter in Munich is not referred to by Palestinian officials as a "massacre" at all. They call it the "Munich Operation". The perpetrators are not called criminals or terrorists, they're considered heroes.
As discovered by PMW: "The murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics is presented as a highlight of Palestinian "operations" and one of their great accomplishments."
Of course, anyone who cares to look at the evidence knows that the mainstream Palestinian factions all glorify terrorism and do so as a matter of course. What might be thought strange is why the International Olympic Committee feels compelled to bow to their agenda.
But actually, there's nothing strange about it at all. The IOC is merely following usual practice in international diplomacy. From the British Foreign Office to the General Assembly of the United Nations, appeasement of the Palestinians and their supporters across the Islamic world is the rule not the exception.
Everyone knows that if these had been Brazilian athletes, or British athletes or Egyptian athletes or athletes from any other country on earth, the murdered victims would have been given their minute's silence. But since they're Israeli, the rules are different. To honour them would offend the sensibilities of people who want the Jewish state destroyed. And that would never do.
The UK government has drafted in thousands of soldiers and police to cover the shortfall in the recruitment of private security staff.
The military has deployed Rapier anti-aircraft missiles (SAMs) on Blackheath and Starstreak SAMs on top of blocks of flats in East London. A squadron of the latest Typhoon FGR4 fighter aircraft equipped with air to air missiles has been based at RAF Northolt in London.
A thirty mile exclusion zone is being enforced, but commercial flights will continue to pass over London. Thus, if an airliner is hijacked over the London area, this security will allow the plane to brought down somewhere in London other than on the Olympic village (!?)
With all the efforts made to please the Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims, one might ask who might be posing the security threat; the Israelis/Jews or the Palestinians/Arabs/Muslims. See Munich, above.
Highlighting their detachment from politics, the IOC acceded to a request from the Lebanese judo team for a barrier to be placed between them and the Israeli team during a training session. The Lebanese had said they would not train in sight of Israelis. In a world of reason and decency, the Lebanese judo team would have been instantly sent home and then banned from international competitions merely for making such an abominable request.
Palestinian Flag to Fly in London Olympics, Says Official
British Consul General Vincent Finn Wednesday said that the Palestinian flag will fly alongside the flags of every other participating nation in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympics games
Finn said in a press conference in Ramallah marking 100 days to go until the London 2012 Olympics that "the Palestinian Olympic and Paralympics athletes have overcome unique obstacles to participate in the London games, and have demonstrated an inspiring unity of purpose, overcoming the difficulty of division that we all hope ends soon."
He stressed that the Palestinian cause is one that resonates in the United Kingdom, especially at a time when people around the world focus on the principles of the Olympic Truce and the concept of non-violence.
"We strongly hope that a negotiated solution between Palestine and Israel will enable Palestine to one day compete in the Olympics as a full member of the community of nations - enabling Palestinian athletes to compete as their competitors do under the name of their state," said Finn.
He added that the UK welcomes the work of President Mahmoud Abbas, Prime Minister Salam Fayyad and the Palestinian Authority to develop the capacity to run a democratic and peaceful state, founded on the rule of law and living in peace and security with Israel.
Finn also said that the UK is funding sports clothing for the Palestinian Olympic team and will be working with Palestinian sporting charities over the coming year to ensure that the legacy of London 2012 will be alive in Palestine.
UK Telegraph web site
Palestine will send representatives to swim in the pool and in the judo competition.
Nader al-Masri competed in the men's 5,000m race in 2008, placing 38th overall. While he did not advance to the final, his result was the best achieved by a Palestinian athlete in the competition. In 2012, Gebrel Ahmed will race in the 400m men's freestyle and Hazboun Sabine in the 50m freestyle.
Olympic debut: 1996 Total Games appearances: 4
National anthem - Revolutionary
My country, my country My country, my land, land of my ancestors Revolutionary, revolutionary Revolutionary, my people, people of perpetuity.
(None of the five athletes progressed to the finals.)
What all this demonstrates is the acceptance of the fictional state of Palestine by the world, including the government of Israel.
David Cameron refused to back calls for a minute's silence during the Olympics' opening ceremony, but did speak at a ceremony at The Guildhall. IOC President Jacques Rogge was also there. But that was cheap enough; not many people outside the Jewish community got to hear about it. It did nothing to educate ther general public about the shameful history of terror against the Jews/Israel.
Does remembrance achieve anything anyway -
- Daniel Greenfield perspective here. tears-dont-protect-against-murder
The BBC decided to omit Israel's capital of Jerusalem from the information on countries participating in the London Olympics. The BBC initially left out any reference to an Israeli capital while simultaneously listing "East Jerusalem" as the capital of "Palestine." The BBC then amended the listings in response to public outrage and a letter from Mark Regev, a spokesman for Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu.
The new text replaced the word capital with "Seat of Government" in Jerusalem, while adding that most foreign embassies "are in Tel Aviv." It made a parallel change to the listing for "Palestine", listing "East Jerusalem" as the "Intended seat of government."
Many people who complained to the BBC about its failure to recognize Jerusalem as Israel's capital on its Olympic country website profile were answered with the following included in a canned response:
We have received a range of feedback about the errors on the BBC Sport Olympics page and we feel it is worth explaining that a considerable number of those have been generated by online lobby activity.
What exactly is the inference of referring to "online lobby activity?"
Does the BBC consider individual complaints less worthy simply because the information was passed on to the complainant by way of HonestReporting or any number of other organizations?
What about the insidious connotation behind referring to a "lobby" when it comes to an issue associated with Jews or Israel?
Is the BBC insinuating that the issue is being driven by dark forces behind the scenes and that the complaints are insincere?
But does remembrance achieve anything in the long term?
As you will have no doubt noticed from the revolting official Olympic logo, that some cretin was paid 400,000pounds to design, the event has been organised by the Zionists as an opportunity to grab some prime London Land, give a big party for their global business friends, puppet politicians and remind us peasants who the masters are now and who will incidentally be paying for it.
Hamsayeh.Net - (Iran)
Zionists and Freemasons Behind the London 2012 Olympic Games' Silly Logo Design
The logo's rudimentary and rather silly design shows the word ZION written in off pink color - a much revered color theme associated with some deviated Western-based circles.
Iranian Olympic Committee has launched an official complaint to the International Olympic Committee concerning the design of London 2012 Olympic games logo.
Baharm Afsharzadeh. The secretary general of Iran's Olympic Committee told reporters the logo depicts the word ZION, a totally irrelevant symbol for what it is supposed to depict i.e. the spirit of Olympics.
Do a google search on "Olympic flame, pagan" for an interesting assortment of views, of which thebereanchronicles is possibly the most enlightening.
The Olympics come from the ruins of ancient Olympia for pagan worship of Greek gods. They sing a hymn to honor the Greek god of Olympus. They have a prayer to Zeus along with mystical chants, and strange vettas worshipping a sacred earth... They use the sacred flame, in worship to the Greek sun god. These rituals are still practiced and enjoyed by millions. Britain went crazy about the Olympic flame and its progress around the land.
The Olympic Torch (Flame) and Torch Relay was created by Adolf Hitler
The Nazis knew a good propaganda symbol when they saw one.
At noon on July 20, 1936, two weeks before the start of the Berlin Games, a Greek "high priestess" and fourteen girls wearing classical robes gathered in the ancient Stadium of Olympia, and used parabolic mirrors to focus the sun's rays on a wand until it burst into flame.
As a torch was kindled, a chant went up- "Oh fire, lit in an ancient and sacred place, begin your race"- followed by a ceremony where one of Pindar's Pythian odes was sung to ancient instruments.
The so-called Olympic flame was then carried by 3,075 relay runners from Greece, passed from magnesium torch to torch (each one bearing the logo of the German arms manufacturer Krupp), until it finally lit a colossal brazier in the Berlin stadium before the Fuhrer's approving gaze.
The Olympic flag was originally designed in 1913 by Baron Pierre de Coubertin, the founder of the modern Olympic games. The five interlocking rings (blue, yellow, black, green, and red respectively) on a white field represent the five parts of the world which now are won over to Olympism and willing to accept healthy competition.
The flag gained widespread popularity due to its promotion by Nazi Germany, in the 1936 games in Berlin. Olympic flags were hung along side the Nazi Swastikas.
No connection with the Olympic Games.
Israelis and Germans mark 40-year anniversary of 1972 Olympic massacre
At the air base outside Munich where most of the Israeli athletes were killed, flags are lowered to half-staff and relatives light memorial candles
September 5, 2012,
The newly elected president of the International Olympic Committee heads a German-based organization that helps companies guarantee that their products do not contain any parts from Israel.
Thomas Bach, a German who was elected at an IOC session in Buenos Aires, is chairman of Ghorfa, the Arab-German Chamber of Commerce and Industry, which was set up in the 1970s by Arab countries to boycott trade with Israel.
"It betrays the principles of sportsmanship and fair play for the IOC to be headed by someone who actively participates in ongoing Israel boycott campaign measures," said Deidre Berger, director of the American Jewish Committee's Berlin office.
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Transport for London red buses carried posters for an upcoming Iran-linked anti-Israel rally.
The Al Quds Day march is an annual, international event founded by the late Iranian Ayatollah Ruhollah Khomeini, which is due to take place in central London 2012 on August 17, the last day of Ramadan.
While the posters on nearly 450 London buses claim the event is about “the freedom of the Palestinians,” a website belonging to the London organizers, the Islamic Human Rights Commission, quotes Ayatollah Khomeini as saying that it is “a day for the oppressed to rise and stand up against the arrogant.”
The website includes links to incendiary quotes by Ayatollah Khomeini, such as one in which he calls on people to “rise, destroy Israel and replace it with the heroic Palestinian nation,” and video footage of previous Al Quds day marches, showing demonstrators holding signs saying “We are all Hizbollah” and anti-Zionist Neturei Karta Hassidic Jews waving Palestinian flags.
Dave Rich, said that “The founders and organizers of Al Quds Day make it clear that this rally is about calling for Israel to disappear, and every year marchers carry flags of Hezbollah, a terrorist organization that targets Jews and Israelis around the world.
As a friend of wildolive asked, "What is the position of the Metropolitan Police Authority concerning the racial implications of both the rally and the web site vis-a-vis the Incitement to Racial Hatred Part III Public Order Act 1986?
Where was the Advertising Standards Authority? Are advertisements for organisations calling for the destruction of a sovereign state acceptable?
The event they were advertising? Al Quds Day?
Also - from Christian Voice
'Evil Olympics' is 'Muslims against Crusades' revisited
Meanwhile, outside the stadium, a planned demonstration against the 'Evil Olympics' by Islamists was called off when police refused it a static license.
The new group has put up a website, http://evilolympics.com/index.php#, on which they complain that nations taking part are 'oppressing Muslims'. In reality, the new group is merely the banned 'Muslims against the Crusades' under a new name. SMS messages were sent out from a number associated with Anjem Choudary, who describes himself as Chairman of the Society of Muslim Lawyers, Judge at the Shari'ah Court of the UK and Former UK Head of Al-Muhajiroun.
There was in fact a Palestinian team at the London Olympics in 2012, as there has been in every Olympic Games since 1996.
None of the five athletes progressed to the finals.