Tag Archives: Munich

Lies of Olympic proportions and other Olympian crimes against Jews

The Olympic Games are under way in Rio and as usual, Israel and the Palestinians are in the news for all the wrong reasons. Let’s start with the standard “Israeli is oppressing us” libels.  A recent iteration on the medieval … Continue reading

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Shiva Asar B’Tammuz 5776 – time for an antisemitism update

Religious Jews the world over are marking the fast of 17th of Tammuz today (since the 17th fell on Shabbat, the fast has been deferred to today, the 18th). The fast day, from sunrise to sunset, marks the start of … Continue reading

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Good News Friday

Another in my Good News Friday series. Our first piece of good news comes in the unlikely person of British comedian John Cleese, founding member of the “Monty Python” who is to star in a commercial for the famous (or … Continue reading

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Olympic gold in treachery to the IOC

A couple of months ago I addressed the refusal of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to hold a minute’s silence or some other kind of public ceremony in order to honour the memory of the 11 Israeli atheletes murdered at … Continue reading

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An Olympian Silence

Forty years ago, at the 1972 Munich Olympics, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists. The families of the slain athletes have campaigned ever since for an official minute’s silence in their memory, and every Olympics they have been … Continue reading

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