July 11, 2012
Israeli President Shimon Peres has cancelled his planned trip to London for the opening of the Olympic Games there.
The president has cancelled his trip because there is no hotel within walking distance to the location of the Olympic games and President Peres does not want to be mechallel Shabbos.
Olympic Committee, as previously reported, have refused to hold a minute of silence in memory of the eleven Israeli athletes who were murdered by Palestinian terrorists during the 1972 Olympics in Munich, but that is not the reason for Peres’ cancellation.
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