Netanyahu visits memorial for Israeli athletes murdered at 1972 Olympics

"There is significance that we are standing at the place where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered just because they were Jewish and Israeli."

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February 18, 2018 15:56

PM Visits the Munich 1972 Olympic Massacre Memorial, February 18, 2018 (GPO)

PM Visits the Munich 1972 Olympic Massacre Memorial, February 18, 2018 (GPO)

 
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Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and his wife, Sarah Netanyahu, visited a memorial for Israeli athletes who were murdered at the 1972 Olympics as part of his trip to Germany to speak at the Munich Conference on Security. The memorial was inaugurated by President Reuven Rivlin in September 2017, according to the Prime Minister's Office.

Netanyahu was accompanied by the Minister of Education and Culture of Bavaria, Dr. Ludwig Spaenle.

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"There is significance that we are standing at the place where 11 Israeli athletes were murdered just because they were Jewish and Israeli," he said as the Israeli delegation and German officials gathered around the memorial, adding that "at this place, millions were massacred just because they were Jewish."

"The big difference is that we have a state, and the state acted, and is currently acting against terror and those who came to destroy us.

"Because of that we are here representing our proud state, that promises the future of our nation."

Netanyahu then led the delegation in singing the Israeli national anthem, Hatikva.

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