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Why I Am a Zionist

Robert David Jaffee | Posted 07.23.2014 | Politics
Robert David Jaffee

Twenty-five years ago, in late 1989, I enrolled in an ulpan or Hebrew immersion program at Mishmar Haemek, a kibbutz in the Jezreel Valley. When I met the kibbutzniks as well as the other students in the ulpan, many of them would ask me two questions.

Shame On The Olympics

Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld | Posted 09.25.2012 | Religion
Rabbi Shmuel Herzfeld

While the opening ceremony is being promoted as a joyous event celebrating tradition, athletics, patriotism and the international cooperation of the world, for the Jewish community it will be a painful ceremony reminding us that Jewish blood is considered cheap.

After 40 Years, It's Time to Commemorate Munich Olympics Massacre

Abraham H. Foxman | Posted 09.24.2012 | Sports
Abraham H. Foxman

The time has come for the IOC to right their 40 years of indifference to the victims of the Munich Massacre, and properly honor their memory during the opening Olympic ceremonies. It is an act of common human decency, not politics, to take a moment to commemorate those who died as Olympic athletes.

Moment Of Silence For 1972 Munich Victims Denied

AP | STEPHEN WILSON | Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

LONDON -- IOC President Jacques Rogge won't budge: There will be no minute's silence for the Israeli victims of the 1972 Munich massacre at the openin...

Bob Costas To Right IOC Wrong

Posted 07.21.2012 | Sports

By Matt Yoder, Awful Announcing The Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games is one of the most watched events around the world. People from all over...

Memorial Prayer For The Munich Massacre's 40th Anniversary

Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks | Posted 09.18.2012 | Religion
Chief Rabbi Lord Sacks

The massacre of 11 Israeli athletes and coaches at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich was a tragic event in the history of the Olympic Games. But for the Jewish people, Munich 1972 is more than history. It is an event forever etched into the hearts and minds of our collective memory.

UPDATE: Obama Backs Petition For Moment Of Silence In London For Slain Olympians

Posted 07.23.2012 | Impact

UPDATE July, 23, 2012: Though President Barack Obama backed holding a tribute in London for the 11 Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches who were slain...

Hunter Stuart

WATCH: Five Epic US Summer Olympic Smackdowns

HuffingtonPost.com | Hunter Stuart | Posted 07.27.2012 | Sports

Now that the 2012 Summer Olympics are here, let's take a look back at five astonishing examples of American triumph from Summer Olympic Games from the...

Israel Asks Olympics To Honor Those Killed In 1972

AP | IAN DEITCH | Posted 06.24.2012 | Sports

JERUSALEM — Israel asked the International Olympic Committee to honor the Israeli team members who were killed by Palestinian terrorists at the ...

How to Get an Op-Ed Published in The New York Times

Leora Tanenbaum | Posted 05.25.2011 | Media
Leora Tanenbaum

Last week, the New York Times published an op-ed by Muammar el-Qaddafi, leader of Libya. Perhaps soon we will read Times op-eds penned by Blagojevich, Madoff, and Ahmadinejad.