Two Arrivals in Israel: a War Hero and a Victim of Terrorists
Menu JTA Search

Two Arrivals in Israel: a War Hero and a Victim of Terrorists

Download PDF for this date

Gen. Omar Bradley, the World War II hero who commanded the U.S. 1st Army in the invasion of Normandy in June, 1944, arrived in Israel for a 17-day visit as the guest of the Defense Ministry. He was greeted at Ben Gurion Airport by Gen. (res.) Chaim Laskoff, former Chief of Staff of the Israeli army, on behalf of Defense Minister Ezer Weizman, who is attending the Camp David summit conference.

Bradley, 86, who was chairman of the U.S. Joint Chiefs of Staff from 1949-53, has been ill in recent years. An Israeli army physician and a medic were assigned to accompany him during his stay in the country.

Also arriving, on a stretcher, was Judith Arnon, the El Al flight attendant who was seriously injured in a terrorist attack on the Israeli airline in London last month. She was taken directly to the Sheba Medical Center for further treatment. Ms. Arnon was accompanied by her parents on the flight from London. She was showered with flowers and messages wishing her complete recovery.

Founding Funders

The digitization of the JTA Archive would not have been possible without the generous support of the following donors:
  • The Gottesman Fund
  • Righteous Persons Foundation
  • Charles H. Revson Foundation
  • Elisa Spungen Bildner and Robert Bildner, in honor of Norma Spungen
  • George S. Blumenthal
  • Grace and Scott Offen Charitable Fund