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The UN, IOC, BBC: anti-Semitic?

Posted by addisethiopia on July 24, 2012

The number 40 is significant in Jewish and Christian traditions. It can represent an estimate, or many of something.

Judaism

  • Rain fell for “forty days and forty nights” during the flood

  • Spies explored the land of Israel for “forty days.” (Numbers 13)

  • The Hebrew people lived in the Sinai desert for “forty years”. This period of years represents the time it takes for a new generation to arise.

  • Moses’ life is divided into three 40-year segments, separated by his fleeing from Egypt, and his return to lead his people out.

  • Several Jewish leaders and kings are said to have ruled for “forty years”, that is, a generation. (Examples: Eli, Saul, David, Solomon.)

  • Goliath challenged the Israelites twice a day for forty days before David defeated him.

  • Moses spent three consecutive periods of “forty days and forty nights” on Mount Sinai:Christianity

Christianity

  • Before the temptation of Christ, Jesus fasted “Forty days and forty nights” in the Judean desert.

  • Forty days was the period from the resurrection of Jesus to the ascension of Jesus.

  • In modern Christian practice, Lent consists of the 40 days preceding Easter. In much of Western Christianity, Sundays are excluded from the count; in Eastern Christianity, Sundays are included.

  • In the Old Testament, it rained for 40 days and 40 nights in the great flood in which all land living being perished except those on Noah’s ark.

Muslims Barred IOC from Honoring Murdered Israelis

On the 40th annivarsary of the Munich massacre, an Olympics official admitted that Muslim countries blocked the “One-Minute of Silence” campaign to honor the 11 murdered Israeli athletes, one of the widows said.

Ankie Spitzer, whose husband Andre was one of the athletes massacred in the Munich Games n 1972, told the European Jewish Press that Jacques Rogge, president of the London Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games, told her that his “hands were tied” by the admission of 46 Arab and Muslim members to the International Olympic Committee.

She replied, “My husband’s hands were tied, not yours.”

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When eight Palestinians had shot their way into the Israeli house, the “innocence of sport” died. Read it here.

BBC says: „Israel has no capital city”

It’s amazing to see that the BBC has manifested its anti-Israel and pro-Palestine stand in its online Olympic coverage in which every participating nation had its capital city listed, bar the state of Israel, which was left blank. Yet the non-state of Palestine had its capital listed as ‘East Jerusalem’. Despite Israel’s seat of government – the Knesset – being in Jerusalem, and despite a plethora of foreign embassies being located in Tel Aviv, the BBC opted to identify neither as Israel’s capital city. And yet, despite the Palestinian seat of government being in Ramallah, and despite Jerusalem not being divided, the BBC opted to carve the East away and hand it, lock, stock and barrel (Temple Mount, Western Wall and the Church of the Holy Sepulchre) to the self-proclaimed Palestinian Authority.

 

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