“The families have threatened to boycott next month’s ceremony commemorating 50 years since the 1972 terror attack in which 11 Israeli Olympic athletes were murdered”

German president mulling Israel visit amid Munich 50th anniversary boycott
Ash Obel
August 18, 2022

German President Frank-Walter Steinmeier is considering flying to Israel in a bid to convince the families of the Munich massacre victims to attend commemorations in Germany after they decided they would boycott the events, Hebrew media reported Thursday. The families of the 11 Israeli athletes killed in Munich are refusing to attend after rejecting a German compensation offer as insulting. The controversy has been exacerbated in recent days by the furor over Palestinian Authority President Mahmoud Abbas’s inflammatory comments Tuesday, in which he claimed that Israel had carried out “50 holocausts” against Palestinians, drawing international condemnation. READ MORE

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