As a little person, I would give a minutes silence not to Israel. As a little person, I would give a minutes silence to the young men who did not have their loved ones with them when they died and had to handle the horror of seeing their collegues slaughtered and face death. That minutes silence would not go to big, important people who have political neediness! That minutes silence would go to the young man whose breath was leaving him, or his Mother and Father as they screamed from the loss of their son, or the Sisters and Brothers who still have his picture on the Mantel and say prayers for him. That minute would be given to the young men who had hope of life and had their bodies blown up. That minutes silence would go to the many who lost their lives trying to work out the abberated games of some rogue, intelligence agency who paid and most likely trained some strange Palestinian group to do this at a neutral, World event - the Olympic games.
So when you do the minutes silence in respect of those young men give the energy to those who lost, not to politics.