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05 Sep Posted by | Comments

Munich Massacre… 40 Years Later

A personal story written by an an Israeli  athlete…. who happens to be my beautiful mother! As a proud alumni of the Wingate Institute, a passionate Zionist, and a past student of many of the talented Olympians murdered at Munich, it’s important for me to pay respect to those victims who have shaped me into the passionate and dedicated person I am today. Forty years ago, today, I was 18 years old, in love with watching and playing sports, and was one of Amitzur Shapira’s trainees. Amitzur was a committed athlete, and an event stronger coach. His passion for seeing his students excel was evident not only for future Olympians, but for all his students. I remember seeing him one week before he left for the games. My class wished him good luck, told him to come back with team...

04 Nov Posted by | 1 comment

This Day in Zionist History: The Assassination of Yitzhak Rabin

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“For Israel, there is no path that is without pain. But the path of peace is preferable to the path of war. I say this to you as one who was a military man, someone who is today Minister of Defense and sees the pain of the families of the IDF soldiers. For them, for our children, in my case for our grandchildren, I want this Government to exhaust every opening, every possibility, to promote and achieve a comprehensive peace.” Yitzhak Rabin spoke these words sixteen years ago. On November 4, 1995 (12 Cheshvan), Rabin, who was then the Prime Minister of Israel, was at a rally for peace in Tel Aviv. It seemed as though, thanks to his brave and bold moves towards peace and the advent of direct negotiations, peace would finally be achieved between the Israelis and...