A Short History Lesson About Israel

Danny Ayalon narrates a short video posted on YouTube that explains much of the history of the problems between Israel and the Palestinians.

Here is the video:

Danny Ayalon served as Deputy Foreign Minister and a member of the Knesset for Yisrael Beiteinu. He served as Israeli Ambassador to the United States from 2002 until 2006.

We’ll Remember You–We Just Won’t Do Anything About It

Paul Mirengoff posted an article at PowerLIne about the International Olympic Committee‘s (IOC) decision not to allow a moment of silence to honor the victims on the 40th anniversary of the 1972 slaughter of 11 Israel athletes and coaches by Palestinian terrorists.

The article concludes:

In any event, a moment of silence does not seem like too much to ask. As Deputy Foreign Minister Danny Ayalon said: “This rejection told us as Israelis that this tragedy is yours alone and not a tragedy within the family of nations.” Just so.

One wonders, though, the extent to which the moment of silence would have been observed by those in attendance.

I’m sorry that the IOC has chosen not to honor the victims with a moment of silence. The events of 1972 totally broke with the spirit of the Olympics. The IOC’s decision not to observe a moment of silence also breaks with the spirit of the Olympics.

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