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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Netanyahu Details Hizballah’s War Crimes

At the UN General Assembly on Tuesday, the Israeli prime minister drew attention to Hizballah’s use of human shields, pointing out three locations where the Iran-backed terrorist group has constructed factories for the production of precision-guided missiles: two beneath multistory apartment buildings and one in an urban residential neighborhood in close proximity to gas installations. Such behavior not only exhibits reckless disregard for human life, but also violates international law. It is also a useful tactic, as Orde Kittrie explains:

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