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July 27, 2012

Munich 11 SWC Memorial: 7/26/1984 Munich 11 Memorial LA: 7/27/2012

Memorial Services Commemorating the 20th and 40th anniversaries of the Munich Massacre where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by Palestinian terrorists.

July 26, 1984 - A public memorial held at the Simon Wiesenthal Center was led by Mimi Weinberg, the widow and Guri, the son of Moshe Weinberg, the Israeli wrestler who heroically held terrorists at bay, enabling others to flee before he was cut down by the terrorists. Hundreds of others including athletes from around the world came together at the SWC.

July 27, 2012 – Today in Los Angeles, at the site of the 1932 & 1984 Olympic Games, Rabbis Marvin Hier and Abraham Cooper, Simon Wiesenthal Center founder and dean, and associate dean, attended a memorial service led by Israeli Consul General David Siegel and attended by community leaders including the widow (Mimi) and son (Guri) of Moshe Weinberg, the Israeli wrestler killed in Munich.


“Sports are a bridge for love, communication and the spreading of peace between nations and should not be used for divisiveness and the spread of racism”
Jibril Rajoub, Palestinian Olympic Committee head & ex-Fatah senior official's outrageous denunciation of calls for a minute of silence for the Munich 11

Why the IOC will never memorialize the '72 Munich massacre
"Are you equating the murder of my husband to the terrorists that killed him?" - Response of widow of an Israeli athlete murdered at the Munich Games to an IOC official who claimed a moment of silence would also have to remember the Palestinians who died there.

By Guri Weinberg, son of Moshe Weinberg, Israeli wrestler killed in Munich


Abraham Cooper: The International Olympic Committee stays true to form
by Rabbi Abraham Cooper, Associate Dean, Simon Wiesenthal Center
See also Las Vegas Sun


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