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Congressmen to Hold Moment of Silence for Munich 11

posted on July 27, 2012

The U.S. House of Representatives plan to “hold a moment of silence for the 11 Israeli athletes and coaches slain by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympics,” Neil Rubin reports for JTA. Rep. Eliot Engel and Rep. Nita Lowey are cosponsoring a new bill “calling on the International Olympic Committee to hold a moment of silence” during the Olympic opening ceremonies, Rubin writes. “A minute of silence would be a reminder that we must be constantly vigilant against prejudice, hate and intolerance,” Rep. Lowery says.

Read at Jewish Telegraph Agency