The Legacy of the Munich Massacre and Israel’s Response

Sept. 15 2020

On September 5, 1972, during the Munich Olympics, a Palestinian group connected to Yasir Arafat’s PLO took hostage eleven members of the Israeli team—murdering two of them immediately and the rest during a botched West German rescue operation. In response, then-Prime Minister Golda Meir gave the Mossad the go-ahead to hunt down and eliminate the terrorists responsible for the attack, in what would become one of the agency’s most storied operations. The PLO subsequently ceased engaging in terrorism in Europe. Speaking first with Golda Meir’s foremost biographer Francine Klagsbrun and then with the Israeli journalist Ronen Bergman, David Makovsky delves into the massacre’s significance, and that of the Jewish state’s response. (Audio 34 minutes.)

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More about: Golda Meir, Israeli history, Mossad, Munich Olympics, Palestinian terror, PLO

Hamas Takes Advantage of Unrest in Jerusalem to Attack Israel

Starting yesterday evening, Hamas and its allies in Gaza fired over 150 rockets into Israel—and not only at towns and cities in the south of the country but also at Jerusalem. These attacks followed days of sporadic rocket and mortar fire, incendiary devices attached to balloons, and other acts of terror, as well as rioting in Jerusalem and elsewhere. Benny Avni comments on the response from abroad:

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More about: Hamas, Israeli Security, Jerusalem, Palestinian terror, US-Israel relations