Lest we forget!
Words easily uttered and often forgotten. Nonetheless, the eleven athletes and the German policeman, who lost their lives during the attack of Palestinian Terrorists on Israeli athletes during the Munich Olympic Games on the 5th September 1972, were never forgotten in Israel or by Jews worldwide. Most of them were killed during the murderous event as a result of a failed police rescue attack at Fliegerhorst Fürstenfeldbruck.
Few outside South Africa remembered on August 12th this year the tenth anniversary of the Massacre of Marikana.
On that day in 2012, police officers at the Marikana platinum mine near Rustenburg owned by Lonmin, shot 112 striking miners, killing 34 men. The police had claimed they had to defend themselves, when they had been unable to control the men.
At a press conference on August 17th, the Palestinian President Mahmut Abbas spoke with the German Chancellor Olaf Scholz about “50 Holocausts committed by Israel against Palestinians”. Olaf Scholz should have reacted immediately and strongly, rather than ending the press conference, regardless of whether he angered the guest. How could the Chancellor not immediately contradict this statement, allowing it to remain in the room!