Over the past few months, many of us involved in the pro-Israel community have pushed for the International Olympic Committee to hold a minute of silence to remember the Israeli athletes who were murdered in cold blood by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympics held in Munich, West Germany. Not a generation after the horrors of the Shoah, once again Jews were massacred for their religion and identity in Germany, while the world stood shamefully by. Though our efforts to remember the Israeli athletes formally has not been successful, today I will join with Jewish friends, Zionists, Israelis and all who condemn terrorism in remembering those who were so cruelly taken from us.
Every year the Israelis continue to compete in the Olympics is an act of faith. We will remember them.