- Posted: 5:37 AM, May 23, 2012
As the petition notes, "40 years is enough!"
"We are asking for one minute of silence for the memory of the 11 Israeli athletes, coaches and referees murdered at the 1972 summer Olympics in Munich. Just one minute — at the 2012 London Summer Olympics.... to promote peace.
"These men were sons; fathers; uncles; brothers; friends; teammates; athletes. They came to Munich in 1972 to play as athletes in the Olympics; they came in peace and went home in coffins, killed in the Olympic Village and during hostage negotiations.
"We have requested a minute of silence during the opening ceremonies of the Olympics starting with the ’76 Montreal Games. Repeatedly, these requests have been turned down. The 11 murdered athletes were members of the Olympic family; we feel they should be remembered within the framework of the Olympic Games."
And as Jonathan Tobin points out , the International Olympic Committee has shown their disdain for these dead Jews by once again refusing to do the right thing. Tobin is equally correct that both President Barack Obama and Republican Presidential candidate Mitt Romney, who will both be attending the games, should sign the "Just One Minute" petition.
Two other people should sign the petition and press the IOC, Prince William and Kate, Duchess of Cambridge.
At a gala honoring the British Olympic and Paralympic teams , Prince William encouraged the athletes by saying "Glory awaits you."
And peace awaits the 11 murdered Jews.