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It’s Jew hatred, the very same kind that murdered these 11 Israeli athletes.

Antisemitism Scholar Decries ‘Commemoration Discrimination’ on 43rd Anniversary of Munich Massacre

SEPTEMBER 6, 2015 3:13 PM


A Black September terrorist in the midst of the hostage-taking and murder of Israeli athletes at the 1972 Olympics in Munich. Photo: Xavier Tricot/Wikimedia Commons.

On the 43rd anniversary of the Munich massacre, perpetrated by Palestinian terrorists against Israeli athletes during the 1972 Summer Olympics in Germany, a well-known antisemitism scholar says the world’s reaction over the years has amounted to antisemitism.

In an interview with The Algemeiner on Sunday, Manfred Gerstenfeld, author of the recently published book, The War of a Million Cuts: The Struggle against the Deligitimization of Israel and the Jews, and the Growth of New Anti-Semitism, called the lack of ceremony surrounding the mass murder “commemoration discrimination.”

“One can hardly imagine that if participants in the Olympics from a European or Arab country had been killed during the games, there would not have been official commemorations at subsequent games,” said Gerstenfeld, who was born in Austria, raised in Holland and moved to Israel in 1968. “The fact that the murdered Israeli athletes have not been officially commemorated seems indicative of double standards. It is one of many contemporary phenomena where the double standards that characterize antisemitism manifest themselves.”

Gerstenfeld, a former steering committee chairman of the Jerusalem Center for Public Affairs, explained what he considers to be a difference between the Islamic terrorists who committed the slaughter in Munich and those of today.

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