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  • As Ties with Israel Warm, Uganda Bucks Consensus at United Nations

    When the Palestinians and their allies bring forth anti-Israel resolutions in the United Nations, they know they can count on the support of countries in the developing world, and certainly in Africa. But that support is no longer unanimous: On July 20, when the U.N. General Assembly voted overwhelmingly to order Israel to tear down… More ▸

  • Zionism at 100: in His Quest for a Jewish State, Herzl Even Contemplated Uganda

    Even the most casual student of Zionism learns the story of how Theodor Herzl was willing to accept Uganda as the future homeland of the Jewish people. As is often the case, however, the reality behind this confounding fact about the founder of modern political Zionism is a little more complicated. Herzl first became interested… More ▸

  • Netanyahu Pays Visit to Entebbe, Where His Brother Died in Rescue

    Deputy Foreign Minister Binyamin Netanyahu this weekend visited the airport in Entebbe, Uganda, where his legendary brother, Yonatan, was killed during the rescue operation of July 4, 1976. The deputy minister, now back in Israel, has declined so far to give details of his emotional return to the site of his brother’s death. He was… More ▸

  • Moving Reunion of Entebbe Participants

    A moving reunion took place Wednesday between passengers of an Air France airliner forced in 1976 by Arab terrorists to land in Entebbe, Uganda and the Israeli team which rescued the passengers in an action that created a worldwide sensation. The reunion marked the tenth anniversary of the rescue. The reunion, held in President Chaim… More ▸

  • Entebbe Hijack Victims Reach out of Court Settlement with Air France

    Air France, the French airline, has reached a secret seven-figure out-of-court settlement with the 67 Israelis held hostage in the hijacking of one of its aircraft by Arab and German terrorists to Entebbe in 1976 and the relatives of those killed. According to a Jerusalem Post report today, the settlement is in U.S. dollars. The… More ▸