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Sep 12, 2012

Israeli campaigners eye Rio for Munich commemoration

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Campaigners who failed to get a moment of silence at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony to remember 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games hope for success in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they said on Wednesday.

Widows Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, representing the families of the Israelis who died in Munich, said the International Olympic Committee (IOC) had repeatedly rejected their appeals to hold an official commemoration.

Sep 12, 2012

Olympics-Israeli campaigners eye Rio for Munich commemoration

TEL AVIV, Sept 12 (Reuters) – Campaigners who failed to get
a moment of silence at the London Olympic Games opening ceremony
to remember 11 Israelis killed at the 1972 Munich Games hope for
success in Rio de Janeiro in 2016, they said on Wednesday.

Widows Ankie Spitzer and Ilana Romano, representing the
families of the Israelis who died in Munich, said the
International Olympic Committee (IOC) had repeatedly rejected
their appeals to hold an official commemoration.

Sep 11, 2012

Soccer-Kerzhakov at the double as Russia rout Israel

TEL AVIV, Sept 11 (Reuters) – Impressive Russia made it two
2014 World Cup qualifying wins from two under Fabio Capello
after Alexander Kerzhakov scored twice in a 4-0 Group F
demolition of Israel on Tuesday.

Russia, criticised at home for not scoring more in their 2-0
win over Northern Ireland in Moscow on Friday, produced an
assured and clinical performance on a warm, humid night in Tel
Aviv.

Jul 27, 2012

Israeli minister says to stand up for Munich dead

LONDON (Reuters) – Israel’s sports minister, Limor Livnat, said she would mark the memory of the 11 Israelis killed by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics during a key moment of the London Games opening ceremony on Friday.

Livnat, Israel’s most senior politician at the ceremony, said she would stand for a symbolic minute’s silence as International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge speaks during the opening of the Games, Israeli media reported.

Jul 27, 2012

Olympics-Israeli minister says to stand up for Munich dead

LONDON, July 27 (Reuters) – Israel’s sports minister, Limor
Livnat, said she would mark the memory of the 11 Israelis killed
by Palestinian gunmen at the 1972 Munich Olympics during a key
moment of the London Games opening ceremony on Friday.

Livnat, Israel’s most senior politician at the ceremony,
said she would stand for a symbolic minute’s silence as
International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge
speaks during the opening of the Games, Israeli media reported.

Jul 26, 2012

Zilberman plants Israeli flag on badminton map

TEL AVIV (Reuters) – Of Israel’s delegation of 37 Olympic competitors in London, badminton player Misha Zilberman is one of the least known and under-funded, struggling even to find someone good enough to play in his home country.

Of the fewer than 500 registered players in Israel, Moscow-born Zilberman, who took up badminton at age 12, is without a doubt the best.

Jul 26, 2012

Olympics-Zilberman plants Israeli flag on badminton map

TEL AVIV, July 26 (Reuters) – Of Israel’s delegation of 37
Olympic competitors in London, badminton player Misha Zilberman
is one of the least known and under-funded, struggling even to
find someone good enough to play in his home country.

Of the fewer than 500 registered players in Israel,
Moscow-born Zilberman, who took up badminton at age 12, is
without a doubt the best.

Jul 20, 2012

Israel: May act to stop Syria arms reaching Hezbollah

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – Israel said on Friday it would consider military action if needed to ensure Syrian missiles or chemical weapons did not reach President Bashar al-Assad’s allies in Lebanon, the Shi’ite Islamist movement Hezbollah.

“I have instructed the military to increase its intelligence preparations and prepare what is needed so that … (if necessary) … we will be able to consider carrying out an operation,” Defence Minister Ehud Barak said in an interview on Channel 10 television.

Jul 20, 2012

Israel may seize advanced weapons in Syria-Barak

JERUSALEM, July 20 (Reuters) – Israel is preparing for a
possible military intervention in Syria in case the Syrian
government hands missiles or chemical weapons to the Lebanese
Islamist movement Hezbollah, Defence Minister Ehud Barak said on
Friday.

“I have instructed the military to increase its intelligence
preparations and prepare what is needed so that … (if
necessary) … we will be able to consider carrying out an
operation,” Barak said in an interview on Channel 10 television.

Jul 20, 2012

Israeli protester who set himself alight dies: hospital

JERUSALEM (Reuters) – A destitute Israeli man died on Friday from injuries he suffered after he set himself alight at a demonstration for economic reform in Tel Aviv last week, a hospital spokesman said.

Moshe Silman, in his late 50s, suffered burns to over 90 percent of his body and had been in critical condition since setting fire to himself at the July 14 protest, doctors at Tel Aviv’s Sheba Medical Centre said.