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  • Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu story (movie review)

    03/08/2014 12:03:39 PM PST · by Perseverando · 5 replies
    Follow Me the movie ^ | March 8, 2014 | Unattributed
    JULY 4, 1976 ENTEBBE, UGANDA – Led by Lieutenant Colonel Yonatan Netanyahu, crack Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. Methodically, they approach a non-descript airline terminal, burst inside, killing the stunned terrorists. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their saviors. As the alarms begin to sound, the Israeli soldiers strike with surgical precision and speed — a lightning bolt of controlled, finely rehearsed fury. It is all over in a few minutes. Terrorists lay dead. The hostages rush out to board the transport planes waiting...
  • Entebbe Celebrated

    07/13/2011 9:48:15 AM PDT · by DFG · 9 replies
    American Spectator ^ | 07/11/11 | Daniel Mandel
    Thirty-five years ago last week, Israeli commandos flew into the heart of Africa to the old terminal building at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport. In a lighting operation, they freed 103 hostages. 248 passengers and 12 crewmembers had been hijacked a week earlier aboard Air France Flight 139 en route from Athens to Paris. The hijackers were German and Arab -- this was a collaboration between Baader-Meinhof and the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, a Marxist-Leninist PLO faction that is now part of Mahmoud Abbas’ Palestinian Authority (PA).
  • 1976: Israelis rescue Entebbe hostages - BBC On This Day (35 yrs ago)

    07/04/2011 6:15:12 AM PDT · by abb · 18 replies
    BBC ^ | July 4, 2011 | Staff
    Israeli commandos have rescued 100 hostages, mostly Israelis or Jews, held by pro-Palestinian hijackers at Entebbe airport in Uganda. At about 0100 local time (2200GMT), Ugandan soldiers and the hijackers were taken completely by surprise when three Hercules transport planes landed after a 2,500-mile trip from Israel. About 200 elite troops ran out and stormed the airport building. During a 35-minute battle, 20 Ugandan soldiers and all seven hijackers died along with three hostages. This operation will certainly be inscribed in the annals of military history, in legend and in national tradition. Yitzhak Rabin, Israeli Prime Minister The leader of...
  • Dutch police hold 'terror suspect' at Amsterdam airport

    09/19/2010 9:25:15 AM PDT · by csvset · 6 replies
    BBC ^ | 19 sep 2010
    A British man of Somali origin has been arrested at Amsterdam's Schiphol airport on suspicion of being a terrorist, prosecutors say. He had arrived from Liverpool en route to Entebbe in Uganda, they said. A police spokesman said the man had been arrested before a flight took off from the airport, one of Europe's busiest, on Sunday. Two Yemenis arrested in Amsterdam on suspicion of planning a terror attack were released earlier this month. Police were investigating whether the man arrested on Sunday had links to a foreign militant organisation, prosecutors said. The tip-off to arrest the man came from...
  • Remembering the Israeli Raid on Entebbe

    07/04/2010 1:18:17 PM PDT · by jerusalemjudy · 19 replies
    Jerusalem Diaries ^ | 7/4/10 | Judy Lash Balint
    Today marks the 34th anniversary of Operation Yonatan, Israel's dramatic rescue of 103 hostages that took place on July 4, 1976 at Entebbe, Uganda. As a college student in the US, I vividly remember watching events unfold as most of the rest of the nation was focused on the celebration of America's bi-centennial. Jews around the world held their breath as the terrorist incident ended with a relatively minimal loss of life. Pride and admiration for the daring and courage of Israel's decision-makers and generals was the order of the day. In Israel, the anniversary of the operation was marked...
  • Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu

    05/10/2010 7:54:14 AM PDT · by patriotgal1787 · 21 replies · 442+ views
    The Radio Patriot ^ | May 10, 2010 | Andrea Shea King
    Dear Prime Minister Netanyahu,From an American gentile who has always admired, loved and respected the Jewish people and brave Israel, please receive my hopes and prayers that you will do the right thing, despite the human obstacle currently residing in our White House, who is a gross embarrassment to 80% of all Americans and whom we would like to eject much sooner than the 2/1/2 more years through which we must suffer his monstrous policies.Do what you must, Mr. Prime Minister. More citizens of the world are with you than you realize. The Islamic beast is on the march. He...
  • Remembering Entebee : When Leaders Still Fought For Freedom

    07/02/2009 9:21:12 PM PDT · by Shellybenoit · 3 replies · 412+ views
    JPOST/The Lid ^ | 7/3/09 | The Lid
    On July 4th 1976 shortly after midnight Israeli Planes landed at Entebbe and began their now famous rescue. The entire assault lasted less than 30 minutes and all six of the hijackers were killed. Yonatan Netanyahu (Bibi's older brother) was the only Israeli commando who died during the operation. He was killed near the airport entrance, apparently by a Ugandan sniper who fired at the Israeli commandos from the nearby control tower. At least five other Israeli commandos were wounded. Out of the 103 hostages, three were killed and approximately 10 were wounded. A total of 45 Ugandan soldiers were...
  • Uganda leader tells Netanyahu he will set up museum at Entebbe

    05/14/2008 5:59:15 PM PDT · by Dawnsblood · 4 replies · 155+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | 5/12/08 | REBECCA ANNA STOIL
    In addition to drawing crowds of international dignitaries, President Shimon Peres's "Facing Tomorrow" presidential conference in Jerusalem on Wednesday brought together Ugandan President Gen. Yoweri Kaguta Museveni and members of the Netanyahu family, whose oldest son, Yoni, was killed in the 1976 Operation Thunderbolt. Likud leader Binyamin Netanyahu, his brother Ido and his father, Prof. Benzion Netanyahu, met with Museveni in the afternoon at the Knesset. As part of the meeting, Museveni announced that the only remaining structure of the old Entebbe airport, the control tower, would be turned into a museum commemorating the operation later renamed "Operation Yoni." Yoni...
  • George Habash, notorious for leading PLO plane-hijacking faction, dies of heart attack

    01/26/2008 12:52:01 PM PST · by HAL9000 · 11 replies · 178+ views
    Associated Press (excerpt) ^ | January 26, 2007 | JAMAL HALABY
    Excerpt - AMMAN, Jordan (AP) -- George Habash, whose radical PLO faction gained notoriety after the simultaneous hijackings of four Western airliners in 1970 and the seizure of an Air France flight to Entebbe, Uganda, died Saturday in Jordan. He was 81. The former guerrilla leader, a rival of Yasser Arafat, died of a heart attack in Amman, said Leila Khaled, a member of the Palestine National Council and a leading member of the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, which Habash founded. Born to a Christian Arab family, Habash opposed Arab-Israeli peace talks. His group was the second-largest...
  • Remembering Entebbe: A Message for Today?

    07/04/2007 1:55:05 PM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 9 replies · 362+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | July 4, 2007 | Judy Lash Balint
    Remembering Entebbe: A Message for Today?By JUDY LASH BALINT This week marks the 31st anniversary of Operation Yonatan, Israel's dramaticrescue of 103 hostages that took place on July 4, 1976 at Entebbe, Uganda. As a college student in the US, I vividly remember watching events unfold as most of the rest of the nation was focused on the celebration of America's bi-centennial. Jews around the world held their breath as the terrorist incident ended with a relatively minimal loss of life. Pride and admiration for the daring and courage of Israel's decision-makers and generals was the order of the day....
  • British document: Israel initiated Entebbe hijack [THOSE EEVILLE ZIONISTS!!]

    06/01/2007 9:56:21 AM PDT · by Alouette · 19 replies · 1,199+ views
    YNet ^ | June 1, 2007
    Official government file quotes unnamed source as claiming Shin Bet cooperated with Air France flight's hijackers, PFLP group, in instigating crisis in bid to weaken PLO Ynet Published: 06.01.07, 09:45 / Israel News The state of Israel was behind the hijacking of an Air France plane to Entebbe in 1976, and cooperated with the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine in staging the affair, a UK government file compiled at the time of the occurrences and published by the BBC Friday revealed. According to the file released by the National Archives, an unnamed contact told a British diplomat in...
  • Terror suspects behind Entebbe affair give themselves up

    02/04/2007 5:16:05 PM PST · by abu afak · 36 replies · 1,403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Feb 4, 07
    After 19 years on the run, German police arrest members of RZ group, which was involved in hijacking Air France plane with dozens of Israelis on board in 1976 Two suspected members of a German left-wing terror group which took part in some of the most notorious hostage dramas of the 1970s have surrendered to authorities after 19 years on the run. Federal state prosecutors in Karlsruhe said on Sunday that the two suspected members of the "Revolutionaere Zellen" (RZ), or Revolutionary Cells, had given themselves up in December. RZ members helped Carlos the Jackal take ministers hostage at an...
  • Entebbe veteran named as new Israeli army chief

    01/24/2007 12:51:58 PM PST · by NormsRevenge · 10 replies · 385+ views
    AFP on Yahoo ^ | 1/24/07 | Jean-Luc Renaudie
    JERUSALEM (AFP) - Major General Gabi Ashkenazi is awaiting final confirmation as Israel's new army chief of staff after his predecessor quit over the handling of last summer's war in Lebanon. Israeli Prime Minister Ehud Olmert's office announced the appointment of the 52-year-old Ashkenazi, currently director general of the defence ministry, late on Monday night. "After consultations between the prime minister and Defence Minister Amir Peretz, it was decided that... General Gabi Ashkenazi be named the 19th chief of staff of the Israeli army," the premier's office said in a statement. The nomination must be confirmed by the cabinet and...
  • Veteran Of Entebbe To Lead Forces In Israel

    01/22/2007 6:42:11 PM PST · by blam · 14 replies · 618+ views
    The Telegraph (UK) ^ | 1-23-2007 | Tim Butcher
    Veteran of Entebbe to lead forces in Israel By Tim Butcher in Jerusalem Last Updated: 2:31am GMT 23/01/2007 An army officer with a reputation for plain speaking is to become Israel's next armed forces chief. Maj Gen Gabi Ashkenazi will take control after the unexpected resignation of Lt Gen Dan Halutz last week. Gen Ashkenazi, 53, fought in the 1973 Yom Kippur war and took part in the legendary 1976 Entebbe raid. His promotion suggests a desire among the Israeli military elite to return to the well-established formula of relying on army officers to run the military establishment. Gen Halutz...
  • Idi Amin strikes again in bold drama ('The Last King of Scotland' movie)

    09/08/2006 10:57:12 PM PDT · by HAL9000 · 20 replies · 1,082+ views
    Reuters (excerpt) ^ | September 8, 2006 | Howie Movshovitz
    Excerpt - TELLURIDE, Colo. (Hollywood Reporter) - Director Kevin MacDonald introduced the Telluride screening of "The Last King of Scotland" by saying, "It's my first feature. Please be gentle." But there's little need for gentleness. Much of "The Last King of Scotland" is an extraordinary piece about naivete caught up short in terrible events. Box office looks substantial in sophisticated urban venues in North America. ~ snip ~
  • Entebbe on terror alert (Does anyone find this slightly funny...does anyone remember?)

    08/11/2006 6:24:17 PM PDT · by Cornpone · 7 replies · 415+ views
    Daily Monitor (Uganda) ^ | 12 August 2006 | JUDE LUGGYA & ZURAH NAKABUGO
    POLICE together with the Civil Aviation Authority have stepped up security at Entebbe International Airport following Thursday's thwarted terrorist plot in Britain. "We have introduced more stringent measures at the airport," the deputy spokesman of CAA Mr Vianney Luggya told Daily Monitor on phone yesterday. "However, the measures will not inconvenience passengers at all." He said it's the level of alertness that had been raised, "otherwise there is nothing special because security at Entebbe is always up-to-date 24 hours." Uganda Police spokesman Mr Edward Ochom said the force has deployed extra officers at the airport to check lagguge and passengers...
  • Israel marks 30th anniversary of Entebbe

    07/04/2006 8:15:06 PM PDT · by garbageseeker · 16 replies · 458+ views
    Tahhoo News ^ | 07/04/06 | By Ramit Plushnick-Masti
    JERUSALEM - Israel, awaiting word of the fate of a captured soldier, marked the 30th anniversary Tuesday of its dramatic rescue of dozens of hostages from hijacked plane in the African nation of Uganda. In the Entebbe raid on July 4, 1976, Israeli commandos and paratroopers carried out the hastily planned military operation in 99 minutes, whisking more than 100 hostages out of a terminal at Uganda's international airport and into waiting Hercules military aircraft. For some Israelis, the anniversary brought back memories of a seemingly lost era of daring, successful Israeli military operations. For others, it served as a...
  • Israel Marks 30th Anniversay of Entebbe

    07/04/2006 2:42:08 PM PDT · by WestVirginiaRebel · 7 replies · 317+ views
    Newsmax ^ | 07-04-06 | WestVirginiaRebel
    Israel, awaiting word of the fate of a captured soldier, marked the 30th anniversary Tuesday of its dramatic rescue of dozens of hostages frim hijacked plane in the African nation of Uganda.
  • Back to Entebbe

    07/01/2006 12:39:44 PM PDT · by white trash redneck · 20 replies · 1,244+ views
    JPost ^ | 1 jul 06 | LAUREN GELFOND FELDINGER
    SATURDAY JULY 3, 1976 Officer Amitzur Kafri curled up around a bag of oranges on the floor of the Hercules-130 military plane, drifting in and out of sleep. Around him, 28 fellow Israeli Sayeret Matkal special forces reconnaissance soldiers in fake Ugandan army uniforms sat or lay, squished together, sweating and silent, on their way to Entebbe, Uganda. Preceding them by six days were 100-plus Israeli and other Jewish passengers from skyjacked Air France flight 139, held at gunpoint in Entebbe after most non-Israeli passengers were freed. The soldiers were drooping after intense training through the night followed by endemic...
  • Israel Remembers Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin - Please Sign Condolence Book

    11/02/2003 2:39:10 AM PST · by IsraelBeach · 19 replies · 297+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | November 1, 2003
    PLEASE SIGN THE CONDOLENCE BOOK: http://www.otn.com/netking/ Nov. 2, 2003 200,000 Remember Rabin By MATTHEW GUTMAN An estimated 100,000 people packed Kikar Rabin in Tel Aviv on Saturday night to pay homage to slain prime minister Yitzhak Rabin, gathering at the spot where he was gunned down eight years ago to show support for the peace process he helped launch. Security was tight for the event, with some 1,500 police and soldiers manning barricades. Security guards combed the crowds, following several acts of vandalism at the site, including Rabin's memorial itself. Speakers delivered their speeches behind thick panes of bulletproof glass....
  • Editorial: Happy birthday, Shimon Peres

    09/23/2003 7:00:31 AM PDT · by IsraelBeach · 261+ views
    The Jerusalem Post ^ | September 23, 2003 | Editorial
    Editorial: Happy birthday, Shimon Shimon Peres "Opposition," said William Blake, "is true friendship." We think of that line in the afterglow of Shimon Peres's 80th birthday party, which brought together, among other celebrity mismatches, Moshe Katsav, Bill Clinton, Terje Roed-Larson, and Ariel Sharon for what turned out to be a moving event. If little else, these men share an admiration for Peres in which we join. Outside the Mann Auditorium in Tel Aviv, where the day's formal festivities were held, protesters called for bringing the "Oslo criminals" to justice. No Israeli newspaper has been more steadfast in its opposition to...
  • The Ides of Idi

    08/20/2003 9:37:06 PM PDT · by yonif · 5 replies · 299+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Aug. 21, 2003 | Uri Dan
    The sole interview granted to a journalist by dictator Idi Amin after the daring Israeli commando raid to rescue the hostages being held in Entebbe, Uganda, was given to this writer on the night of July 3-4, 1976. I recalled the occasion when Amin died this week in exile in Saudi Arabia. In the light of the Saudis' involvement in financing terrorist organizations under the illusion of buying insurance for the preservation of their corrupt royal house it was hardly surprising that they gave asylum for over 25 years to one of the cruelest dictators post-colonialist Africa has known. During...
  • Ugandan dictator Amin in critical condition-source

    08/02/2003 6:03:46 AM PDT · by yonif · 37 replies · 221+ views
    Reuters ^ | 02 Aug 2003 12:12:29 GMT
    JEDDAH, Aug 2 (Reuters) - Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin, blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans in the 1970s, is in "near-death condition" at a hospital in Saudi Arabia, a medical source said on Saturday. "He is alive but remains in a near-death condition in a coma," the source at King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah told Reuters, adding that Amin was on a ventilator. Amin came out of a coma last week and was said then to be in serious condition.
  • Ugandan Dictator Amin Still Alive, Doctors Say [not dead as previously reported]

    07/29/2003 11:29:42 AM PDT · by yonif · 61 replies · 403+ views
    Reuters ^ | Tue July 29, 2003 12:50 PM ET
    JEDDAH, Saudi Arabia (Reuters) - Doctors said Idi Amin, blamed for the murders of tens of thousands of Ugandans during his bloody dictatorship in the 1970s, was still alive in a Saudi hospital Tuesday. "He is still in intensive care and alive," a Saudi doctor at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital in Jeddah told Reuters. He refused to give details on whether Amin was in critical condition. Amin came out of coma last week and was said to be then in serious condition. Earlier last week, the hospital said Amin might not survive. Amin has lived in exile, mainly in...
  • Idi Amin's condition improving

    07/26/2003 11:13:59 AM PDT · by yonif · 20 replies · 179+ views
    The News ^ | Saturday July 26, 2003
    JEDDAH: The condition of former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin is still serious but improving, medical officials in Jeddah, Saudi Arabia have said. "He came out of coma on Wednesday and is no longer using an artificial respirator. But he is still in intensive care and his condition is still serious," a hospital source told Reuters news agency. AFP news agency were told a similar thing by another unnamed source. The hospital had announced that Mr Amin might not survive after he went into a coma last week. Medical staff at the King Faisal Specialist Hospital told BBC that they would...
  • Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin out of a coma in a Saudi hospital but still in serious condition

    07/24/2003 3:17:45 AM PDT · by yonif · 22 replies · 254+ views
    Haaretz News Ticker ^ | 7/24/2003 | Reuters
    13:05 Former Ugandan dictator Idi Amin out of a coma in a Saudi hospital but still in serious condition (Reuters)
  • Entebbe terror "host" Idi Amin in coma

    07/21/2003 12:44:13 PM PDT · by yonif · 19 replies · 256+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | Jul. 21, 2003 | JOEL LEYDEN
    Long before the intifada, Oslo, the Sinai Accords and the nation's political upset in the late 1970s, there was Entebbe. The legendary heroic raid, code-named Operation Thunderbolt, when Israeli commandos rescued hostages being held by hijackers who had diverted their plane to Uganda. The commander of the IDF operation, Yonatan Netanyahu, was killed during the rescue, and the name of the operation was changed to Operation Yonatan in his memory. It was Sunday, June 27, 1976, when armed terrorists from the Popular Front for the Liberation of Palestine, together with some German accomplices, hijacked Air France flight 139, diverting it...
  • Uganda - Laura Bush cries in Entebbe

    07/12/2003 12:23:38 AM PDT · by HAL9000 · 2 replies · 257+ views
    The Monitor (Kampala, Uganda) ^ | July 12, 2003 | Badru D. Mulumba
    The US First Lady, Laura Bush, had tears in her eyes yesterday as she listened to a performance by the Watoto children's choir - made up mainly of children orphaned by HIV/Aids. Laura, and her husband, US President George W. Bush, were at The Aids Support Organisation clinic in Entebbe on the last stop of their four-hour visit to Uganda. During the emotional presentation, where President Yoweri Museveni was also present, Ms Bush wiped tears from her eyes as the children sang Christian songs of hope in English. Later, President Bush promised more support to Uganda in the fight...
  • Remember Entebbe?

    07/09/2003 5:36:27 AM PDT · by SJackson · 22 replies · 560+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 7-9-03 | Michael Freund
    In less than three decades Israel has gone from being a country that frees hostages to one that frees terrorists This past week the 27th anniversary of Operation Thunderbolt, the IDF's daring 1976 rescue of Jewish hostages held at Entebbe, Uganda, came and went virtually unnoticed, receiving little or no attention in the Israeli and international press. No accounts were published of the tense days that followed the hijacking by Palestinian terrorists of an airliner carrying dozens of Jews and Israelis, nor were interviews aired with any of those who participated in the heroic Israeli military raid, or those whom...
  • Entebbe Diary (A MUST GREAT READ)

    03/03/2003 5:20:24 PM PST · by yonif · 3 replies · 1,513+ views
    Israel Defense Forces ^ | Maj. (Res.) Louis Williams
    Entebbe Diary by Maj. (Res.) Louis Williams The name "Entebbe" and the operation with which it is associated enjoy a special place in the annals of the ongoing war against terrorism. To the people of Israel, and to many others, it was a declaration that free men need not submit to terrorist blackmail and extortion, no matter how impossible the alternatives may seem. Entebbe Diary is dedicated to the scores of men who flew to Africa and back, and to the hundreds more who, by their unstinting efforts in planning and preparation, made the mission possible, and whose hearts...
  • Major-General Benjamin Peled -- obituary

    07/16/2002 5:38:49 PM PDT · by dighton · 4 replies · 275+ views
    Major-General Benjamin (Benny) Peled, who has died aged 74, was the Commander of the Israeli Air Force (IAF) from 1973 to 1977, leading it during the traumatic days of the Yom Kippur War.On October 6 1973 Egypt and Syria attacked Israel simultaneously, catching her unprepared and off guard. With war on two fronts - Egyptian troops crossing the Suez Canal, and Syrian tanks rolling into the Golan Heights - and with no reserves mobilised to face the enemy, the task of stopping the Arab invasion was left to the small regular army and the IAF. Defence Minister Moshe Dayan phoned...