Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Anybody familiar with the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre knows about the Palestinian terror group “Black September,” which was active in the early 1970s. Black September, the organization, was either a faction within or a splinter off of Yasser Arafat’s Fatah party that specialized in terrorist attacks on an international scale (by which I mean in places… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

Anybody familiar with the 1972 Munich Olympics massacre might wonder if the title of this post refers to the Palestinian terrorist organization that perpetrated the Munich attack, and the answer is See, “Black September,” the organization, never would have existed if it weren’t for “Black September,” the event that began on September 16, 1970 in… Continue reading Today in Middle Eastern history: Jordan’s Black September begins (1970)

This weekend in world history: the Munich Massacre (1972)

This weekend is the 43rd anniversary of the two day terrorist attack against the Israeli team competing in the 1972 Munich Olympics. On the morning of September 5, 1972, eight members of the radical PLO group Black September infiltrated Munich’s Olympic Village and broke into apartments that were housing members of the Israeli team, killing… Continue reading This weekend in world history: the Munich Massacre (1972)