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Wednesday, August 25, 2004
Israel won its first gold medal ever today in windsurfing, thanks to Gal Fridman. This is only its fifth medal since the official founding of the Jewish state in 1948.
According to the Associated Press, "Israeli President Moshe Katsav congratulated Fridman and invited him for a meeting to give him a "hug."" (Sharon has apparently promised to give him "such a pinch on the cheek!")
Fridman says he'll take the medal first to the memorial for the 11 Israeli athletes murdered at the Munich olympics by Palestinian terrorists, and "show it to them, to show they are always with us, to show that we have moved on, and that we are winning."
Says one Israeli watching the event: "This is the best answer to suicide bombings. Showing the whole world by winning in athletics, without violence and without aggressiveness."
I don't think I agree with this being the "best" answer to suicide bombings (I'm still a fan of the hunting down and destroying terrorist leader approach) but it's a nice sentiment.
Posted by Kevin Libin on August 25, 2004 | Permalink
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Absolutely Kevin. Those who train small children to murder on their behalf are gutless cowards.These people hide behind a cloak of terror and feel no terror themselves. This is not about an "eye for an eye", this is about metering out punishment to those who promote terror and then preventing them from becoming public heros as is the case with "Yassar".
Posted by: Lyle Webster | 2004-08-27 6:48:25 AM
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