Olympics Reveals Prejudice Against Jewish Nation – Liberty Counsel Stands Beside Israel
WASHINGTON, DC -- The Obama Administration joined the British Broadcasting Association (BBC) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) in demonstrating that injustice to the Jewish nation still exists today. Liberty Counsel asks Olympic Opening Ceremony viewers tonight [July 27, 2012] to join with Israeli widows in enacting a moment of silence.
In a press briefing yesterday, White House spokesman Jay Carney was asked what this Administration considers to be the capital of Israel, Jerusalem or Tel Aviv. Carney nervously laughed and evaded the question for nearly a minute. The Obama Press Secretary repeated, “Our position has not changed” and “You know our position,” but he refused to acknowledge that Jerusalem is the capital of Israel
Earlier this week, Liberty Counsel reported that the BBC Olympic website purposely omitted Jerusalem as the capital of Israel.Furthermore, the Olympic Committee has refused to acknowledge the 40th Anniversary of the Munich Massacre with a moment of silence during tonight’s Olympic Opening Ceremony. In 1972, 11 Israeli athletes were murdered by an Islamic Palestinian gunman. Moments of silence recognizing fallen Olympians are common, but not tonight.
“Just 70 years after the 6 million Jews were massacred in Europe, this week has shown that the stench of anti-Semitism still lingers in the air,” said Mat Staver, Founder and Chairman of Liberty Counsel. “Israel is America’s best ally in the Middle East. America and Israel share common values. America stands with Israel. Liberty Counsel stands with Israel,” said Staver.
Liberty Counsel is asking the watching public to join two Israeli Olympian widows, Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, who are asking us to stand for a moment of silence when International Olympic Committee Chief Jacques Rogge rises to speak at tonight’s ceremony, turn off the sound of our television sets, remember those Jews who have fallen, and pray for the peace of Israel.
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