(PRWEB) July 27, 2012
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:
4pm ET, July 27th, 2012
On Twitter and other major social networks: @JewishTweets