Wednesday, August 08, 2012
Jewish Olympic Gold Medal Winner Makes Her Own Statement Honoring Murdered Israeli Athletes
American gymnast Aly Raisman won a surprise Gold at the London Olympics in the women’s floor exercise event, and her unexpected win would be enough to make this memorable.
But Ms. Raisman, who is Jewish, took this opportunity to make a personal statement of sorts regarding the murdered Israeli athletes of Munich the IOC has ignored to placate the Arab and Muslim nations, who threatened a walk out if the Israeli athletes slain by Arab terrorists were memorialized:
It wasn’t a gloved-fist salute from the medal stand, but Jewish-American gymnast Aly Raisman made quite a statement yesterday by winning a gold medal and invoking the memory of the Israeli athletes killed 40 years ago in Munich.
Raisman finished first in the women’s floor exercise, but she deserves to have another medal draped around her neck for having the chutzpah to face the world and do what needed to be done and say what needed to be said.
At the same Olympic Games where bigoted organizers stubbornly refuse to honor the slain athletes with a moment of silence, 18-year-old Raisman loudly shocked observers first by winning, then by paying her own tribute to 11 sportsmen who died long before she was born.
And if that weren’t enough, she won her event with the Hebrew folk song “Hava Nagila” playing in the background.
“Having that floor music wasn’t intentional,” an emotional but poised Raisman told reporters after her performance.
“But the fact it was on the 40th anniversary is special, and winning the gold today means a lot to me.”
Then Raisman stuck the landing.
“If there had been a moment’s silence,” the 18-year-old woman told the world, “I would have supported it and respected it.”
Kol tov, Ms. Raisman. And not just for being an underdog who won the Gold.
I'll let Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre was murdered in Munich by Arafat's thugs in an operation organized by the present Palestinian gauleiter, Mahmoud Abbas:
“Shame on you International Olympic Committee because you have forsaken the 11 members of your Olympic family."
“You are discriminating against them only because they are Israelis and Jews.”
B'emet, Mrs. Spitzer. And that's why, with today's obvious exception I've been boycotting the Olympics.