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  • 7 Relatives of Israeli Athletes Slain in ’72 Munich Olympics Sue

    Seven relatives of the Israeli athletes killed at the 1972 Munich Olympics by Palestinian terrorists have filed suit against the governments of Germany and Bavaria. A Munich court will next month hear the claim, in which the families demand $27.2 million in compensation. In October, the same court threw out of compensation suit from 22… More ▸

  • Monument Unveiled Honoring Massacre Victims at Olympics

    On the eve of the signing of the Interim Agreement between the Palestinians and the Israelis, a monument unveiling halfway around the world served as a reminder of the darkest days of Palestinian terrorism. Near the site of the 1972 massacre that took the lives of 11 Israeli athletes at the Munich Olympics, a monument… More ▸

  • Germany to Honor 11 Israelis Killed at 1972 Munich Olympics

    Israeli and German Jewish officials have dropped their plans to boycott the dedication ceremony of a monument honoring the 11 Israeli athletes killed in a terror attack during the 1972 Munich Olympic games. The officials lifted their boycott of next week’s ceremony after the German Olympic Committee assured them that the plaque on the monument… More ▸

  • Israeli Olympics Medalists Have Entire Country Walking Tall

    Israelis are walking tall this week, after the country garnered the first Olympic medal in its history. And it won not just one medal, but two. Yael Arad’s silver-medal victory in the judo competition kept Israelis glued to their televisions July 30, leaving movie-theater owners with plenty of empty seats. Arad’s match against the German,… More ▸

  • Germans Killed Israeli Athletes at Munich Olympics, Widow Charges

    The Dutch-born widow of one of the 11 Israeli athletes killed during the Munich Olympic games in 1972 has stated there is evidence that nine of the Israelis were killed by bullets fired by the German security police. Making her accusations during an interview with the Dutch daily Het Parool, Ankie Spitzer-Rechess said that 32… More ▸

  • Disabled Israeli Athletes Embark for Special Olympics

    Geulah Siri was three months old in 1949 when her family arrived in Israel from Yemen. Within a few weeks, she had contracted polio, which left her with a permanently stiffened left leg. Today, Siri is a triathlete about to compete in her sixth Special Olympics and a past winner of multiple gold medals. She… More ▸

  • 19 Israeli Athletes Depart for Olympics

    A relatively small contingent of Israeli athletes left Monday for Seoul, South Korea, on their way to participate in the 1988 Olympic Games, which begin there in two weeks. Their departure coincided with the 16th anniversary of the Munich Olympics massacre, when on Sept. 5, 1972, Palestinian terrorists gunned down 11 members of the Israeli… More ▸

  • Israeli Businessman to Help Send Handicapped Athletes to Olympics

    International businessman Shaul Eisenberg announced Wednesday that he will head a public committee to raise funds to send an Israeli team to the 8th Olympic for the disabled. The games will be held in Seoul, South Korea, immediately after the 1988 Olympic Games being played there in September. Eisenberg, whose financial empire is built on… More ▸

  • No Israelis, but Israeli Memories, at Calgary Olympics

    Although no Israeli athlete is participating in the 15th Winter Olympics underway in Calgary and none of the top-rated athletes is known to be Jewish, the corollary events are not without Jewish content. The memory of the 11 Israeli athletes killed by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich was honored by the Calgary… More ▸