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  • Netanyahu Shines When Asked By Fatherless Girl: ‘How Did It Feel When Your Brother Passed Away?’

    05/08/2015 7:18:17 PM PDT · by Impala64ssa · 15 replies
    IJ Review ^ | 5/8/15 | KARA PENDLETON
    The Jewish Standard shared this “earnest exchange” between Israel’s Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu and a little girl on its Facebook page: he girl asked the Prime Minister about losing his brother Yonatan. Tablet writes that Netanyahu’s older brother “Yoni” was killed commanding 1976’s Operation Entebbe, in which an attempt was made to rescue hijacked hostages. Netanyahu’s response to the girl highlights the softer, sensitive side of the world leader: I felt like someone took an axe and chopped my hand off. Not only the hand. Somebody took an axe and chopped off my leg. Maybe both legs… That’s how I...
  • The Lion Hunter of Zion (an Irish man)

    07/12/2013 5:01:30 AM PDT · by dennisw · 19 replies
    In his youth, King David proved his heroism by slaying a lion. He went on to put his life on the line for the Jewish People and become a hero for all Israel. Three thousand years later, another lion-hearted lion-slayer also put his life on the line for the Jewish People and became a hero for all Israel. He wasn’t even Jewish, but he was one of the greatest friends and supporters that the Jewish People ever had - and his experiences with lions assisted in numerous ways.Colonel John Patterson was an Irish soldier and engineer assigned to Kenya by...
  • 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...
  • 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...
  • Our World: From Yoni To Gilad (Caroline Glick On The 30th Anniversary Of Entebbe Raid Alert)

    07/03/2006 4:18:30 PM PDT · by goldstategop · 8 replies · 614+ views
    Jerusalem Post ^ | 07/04/06 | Caroline Glick
    On Sunday, as Cpl. Gilad Shalit's terrorist captors in Gaza prepared their ultimatum, in Jerusalem, at the Mt. Herzl military cemetery a crowd stood quietly around a grave, bowed their heads and remembered one of the greatest heroes the State of Israel has produced. The 30th memorial ceremony for Lt.-Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, who was killed on July 4, 1976 while commanding the raid that freed more than 100 hostages held in Entebbe by Palestinian and German terrorists, could not have come at a more significant moment. For Israel's Arab enemies, who today hold Cpl. Shalit, no doubt the decision to...