@JewishTweets Organizes Twitter Minute of Silence During the Olympic Opening Ceremonies to Remember the Munich 11

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Sound of Silence will be heard on Twitter at 4pm EST, July 27 #Munich11.

What: The International Olympic Committee made headlines this year when they rejected pleas and an online petition signed by more than 100,000 people, requesting a moment of silence in memory of the Israeli Olympic athletes and coaches murdered during the Munich Olympic Games in 1972.

@JewishTweets, the largest Jewish lifestyle Twitterfeed responds today with a viral campaign, organizing a virtual minute of silence to coincide with the start of the London Olympics Opening Ceremony. In a Tweet on Thursday, July 26, 2012, @JewishTweets, invited more than 27,000 followers to put down Smartphones and back away from keypads to do what the IOC would not.

Within hours, @JewishTweets’ call was answered by hundreds who pledged to participate and spread the word across Twitter, Facebook, Google+ and other social networks.

Who: @JewishTweets, a creation of NJOP.org
Supporting the JCC of Rockland in New York which initiated the Change.org petition:
http://bit.ly/MunichPetition

When:
4pm ET, July 27th, 2012

Where:
On Twitter and other major social networks: @JewishTweets
Hashtag: #Munich11

Visit NJOP at http://www.njop.org, on Twitter at http://www.twitter.com/JewishTweets and on Facebook at http://www.facebook.com/JewishTreats.

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