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August 16, 2012 12:26 pm

British Jews Claim Israeli Olympic Officials Nixed Minute of Silence

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Times of Israel – The British Jewish leadership proposed lobbying for a minute of silence during the London Games as far back as 2009, but was dissuaded by the Olympic Committee of Israel, several figures have told The Times of Israel.

The Israelis, they say, did not believe the campaign could succeed, and chose not to pursue British Jews’ offers to try to reach out to influential British political figures to advance it.

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