Daily Israel Report

Proudly Wearing Israeli Flag at London Olympic Opening

Pro-Israeli visitors to the 2012 Summer Olympics proudly wore both the UK and Israel flags Saturday night.
By Chana Ya'ar
First Publish: 7/29/2012, 11:25 AM

Israeli supporter at London Olympics
Israeli supporter at London Olympics
Courtesy Debbie Stone

A group of Pro-Israeli visitors to the 2012 Summer Olympics proudly wore both the UK and Israel flags together Saturday night, and also waved the Israeli flag on its own.

"We were not afraid, and felt it was important on the anniversary of the Munich Massacre, to show our support,” wrote Debbie Stone in an email to Arutz Sheva.

"The Israeli flag drew lots of positive comments and we will wear [them] them again over the next two weeks,” she promised.

Because the opening took place on the Sabbath, President Shimon Peres and numerous other Israeli officials and observant Jews did not attend the ceremonies.

Despite many, many requests, the International Olympic Committee has steadfastly refused to allow a single minute of silence to honor the memories of the 11 murdered Israeli athletes who died at the hands of Arab terrorists at the 1972 Munich Olympic games.

The IOC had no problem observing a moment of silence for the victims of the September 11, 2001 attack on America by the international Al Qaeda terrorist organization.