SWU UK TEAM VISITS THE MUNICH PLAQUE
StandWithUs UK executive, Gili Brenner, together with two SWU fellows Shlomie Liberow and Beverly Anderson, and SWU supporter Netanel Adrai visited the recently unveiled plaque in Hackney, England which commemorates 40th anniversay of the terrorist murder of the 11 Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympic Games in Munich.
The plaque project was masterminded by pro Israel activist Martin Sugarman chairman of the Hackney Anglo-Israel Friendship Association, and Councillor Linda Kelly.
The SWU group wore specially designed T-shirts with the logo "Remember the 11 Israeli athletes murdered in 1972 which many people have been wearing to highlight the refusal of the IOC to commemorate the 40th anniversary if this tragic massacre.
Joy Wolfe presents a StandWithUs Ankie Spitzer accepts an SWU
commemorative Tshirt to Ilana Romano T shirt from Joy
A proud moment as StandWithUs UK chairman presents an SWU Remember the 11 athletes T shirt to Ilano Romano, the widow of weightlifter and weightlifting coach Yoseph Romano, one of the 11 Israelis massacred by Palestinian terrorists at the 1972 Olympic Games. Ilana, together with Ankie Spitzer, widow of fencing coach Andre Spitzer, have been in the UK lobbying International Olympic Committee president Jaques Rogge for a one minue silence at the Olympics pulled no punches and received standing ovations when Ankie told Jaques Rogge “Shame on you, IOC. You have foresaken the 11 members of your Olympic family. You are against them only because they are Israelis and Jews.”
Ilana told him "Today, you submitted to terrorism. “You will be written down on the pages of history as a former athlete who became a president who violated the Olympic charter that calls for brotherhood, friendship and peace.”
Asked by Joy Wolfe if the memorial ceremony had met her expectations, Ilana said "It has far exceeded them and we feel uplifted by this support"
Top left: Joy with Seb Coe
Top right: Joy Wolfe with Israeli swimmer Yakov Toumarkin who reached the final of the 200 metres backstroke
Bottom left: Gili Brenner and Joy Wolfe of SWU UK with Israeli Olympic gymnast Alex Shatilov and Arik Ze'evi who competed in the judoka event