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January 3, 2003
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British diplomats in Jerusalem showed sympathy for the Palestinian terrorists who kidnapped Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games, according to a report in the London Daily Telegraph. According to newly declassified documents, Gayford Woodrow, the consul general in Jerusalem, sent a dispatch to the British Foreign Office on Sept. 12, 1972, six days after the attack, saying: “Before we reproach the Arabs too much, perhaps we might try to put ourselves in their shoes. They are, after all, human beings with normal human failings.”

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