March 8, 2012

Real Deal on Mossad's Revenge

Gordon Thomas, Sydney Morning Herald

AT 4.25AM eight terrorists used a pass key to enter an apartment block where an Israeli athletic team slept. Twenty-five minutes later, two athletes were dead. Eleven more had been captured.


Nine of them would also shortly die.


The atrocity on that warm night of September 5, 1972, shocked the world. In Israel, even before the tears had dried, cold anger turned to a call for vengeance.


It is there that historical truth and what Mossad says is Steven Spielberg's "film fantasy version" of that murderous attack in his film, Munich, diverge. Israel's intelligence service is infuriated with Spielberg's portrayal of its agents who hunted down the Black September terrorists who killed the Israeli athletes at the 1972 Munich...

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TAGGED: Terrorism, Israel


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