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US gold medalist salutes Munich victims
Yedioth Ahronoth
Published: 09.08.12, 14:02
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1. Kol HaKavod Aly
The Prophetess ,   FL, USA   (08.09.12)
For having the courage to speak out and stand tall for Israel and Judaism. When Gabby Douglas won her Gold, the Media were wetting their panties, lauding "the first AFRICAN-American etc., etc., " yet remained "shtum" (silent) for the slain Israeli athletes in Munich. Stay strong, young Lady.
2. She's a class act...
Evan ,   Kfar Saba, Israel   (08.09.12)
...and a champion, on and off the mat!
3. So beautiful and so true
Yossef   (08.09.12)
4. Gold Medalist
Bob ,   New York City, USA   (08.09.12)
Aly is more than a champion athlete. She's a mensch.
5. good job
alsky ,   toronto   (08.09.12)
6. If a time for remembering
Istvan ,   BUDAPEST HUNGARY   (08.09.12)
do not forget the dozen hungarian jewish olympic champions ( Kabos, Petshauer etc ) who were murdered during the holocaust. About 50 (fifty) others have survived.
7. it appears that she struggles with private v public messages
jj   (08.09.12)
learn to twitter, Aly... hope the club with the guy gymnasts was good fun!
8. Sweet Lady thank you!!!
Big bad Jew ,   United States   (08.09.12)
You make US all so proud of you. Shalom and Mazel Tov!!
9. #1
david ,   NY   (08.09.12)
can you explain why douglas she need to to speak for the dead Athletes. Sh is black, christian. Her granfathers werre bought and sold by salve Jewish Merchants. talk about a country with a histrionic personality disorder.
10. Paranoia
em ,   eu   (08.09.12)
“You are discriminating against them only because they are Israelis and Jews,” she added.
11. So in other words, she didn't actually do anything
Gunnar ,   Gothenburg, Sweden   (08.09.12)
And IF I had been a billionaire, I would've given millions to charity. Am I a hero now?
12. Hopefully this will bring her closer to G-d and Torah.
Abe   (08.09.12)
13. #10
mark ,   ca   (08.09.12)
14. Good On Ya, Aly!
emanon ,   USA   (08.09.12)
15. 18-year-old athlete told reporters
Ezra ,   SanDiego USA   (08.09.12)
Her parents must be very proud of her Jewish character. May Hashem bless her and protect her all the days of her life.
16. The jewish people...
Shalom ,   U.S.A.   (08.09.12)
should admire this young person, she's not like the tom friedmans and his leftist faithless comrades. On the other hand the jewish people should pray for divine justice be served to the antisemitic hatemongers in the Olympic Commity.
17. #9 David,
Shalom ,   U.S.A.   (08.09.12)
You are not rewriting history, you are inventing it! Go back to grammar school, that's where you belong to!
18. Such a special soul - Thank You!!!!
Michelle ,   Israel   (08.09.12)
19. Tired of whiny people. Be strong remember it your way not ev
Aaron ,   Israel   (08.09.12)
The funny part is all the people who consider themself Jewish in the US and aren't considered Jewish in Israel. Nice gesture but for the wrong reasons. The same as the people who think they are discriminating. Maybe they don't want to focus on such a horrible event. They aren't forgetting it they just don't want to linger on it like all of the Jewish holidays linger on how horrible life is.
20. #9 Your hate and ignorance are showing
Ze'ev ,   USA   (08.09.12)
Fist off, you need to pay more attention while reading. #1 was not criticizing Douglas, she was referring to the media. Secondly, "Jewish slave merchants." Really? Do yourself a favor, go back to school, and this time pay attention in class. Your grammar and History skills are deficient.
Rafi ,   US   (08.09.12)
We're proud of you !!
22. Wimpy Brits
Joule ,   USA   (08.09.12)
I believe the host country was fearful of inflaming their ever grown muslim population. They missed an opportunity and looked the worse for it.
23. #11 you are missing the point!
Rachel ,   USA   (08.09.12)
"Am I a hero now?" If you were able to do what Aly did so beautifully, you might have been a hero too. But because you are missing thewhole point you have a long long way to go first and no, are not a hero. For now Aly Raisman is the true Hero and brave girl for speaking the truth.
24. Judges gave her 15.6 pts. No anti-Semites there.
Michael ,   California, USA   (08.09.12)
25. God bless you, Aly Raisman! We love you!
Jake   (08.09.12)
26. British
David Asleson ,   Minneapolis USA   (08.09.12)
27. To many Talbackers here... how about stopping your petty...
Rafi ,   US   (08.09.12)
... squabbles for about 5 minutes... and simply celebrate the accomplishments of this awesome Olympian and 18 yr old kid ??
28. My hero
joe ,   USA   (08.09.12)
you are a true hero and role model. May you be blessed with only good things
29. What an Inspiration!
DWOLF ,   Los Gatos, CA   (08.09.12)
Aly, you are a true inspiration! As are your parents! What a wonderful life you have only embarked on. You make it good and right for your own generation of Jews to look to you! Kol Hakavod- truly!
30. #9 As an American let me rind you
David Israel ,   New York USA   (08.09.12)
There were many Jewish Americans who supported Civil liberties and racial equality on the 1050 - 2960 ies USA. Among them was one Ed Koch who later became the mayor of NY city.
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