The refusal of the International Olympics Committee to declare a one minute moment of silence for eleven Israeli athletes slaughtered – because they were Israeli – at the Munich Olympics forty years ago probably has something to do with the view of Israel encouraged by many in the "principled" media who use their media voices to support the "Palestinians" at every opportunity. That media approval, along with the resultant popular approval, encourages the "Palestinians" and their brethren to continue and to increase their spewings of hatred and murder. Have you seen the cartoons of Jews impaling infants on spears so that they and their coreligionists can eat them
? Have you seen the heroes' welcome
given in "Palestine" to the snakes who slaughtered the Israeli Fogel family? Jewish blood is seen, by them, not merely as less valuable than other human blood, but as something other than and wickedly inferior to human blood.
The slaughter of Israeli Olympic participants is seen, evidently, as a contentious "political" matter – by those whose heroes did the slaughtering and by those who either wish those who have followed them well or are cowed by them and their enablers. Hence, through some perverse illogic, a moment of silence for those slaughtered is also seen as a "political" matter.
If the "political" sphere as viewed by the IOC has expanded to encompass such things to the point that it refuses to devote a minute of silence to the deceased, perhaps it is time for civilized nations
to see the Olympics as no less political than its actions and motivations demonstrate and to cease to be party to it, financially and in every other way.