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  • 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 ▸

  • Entebbe Rescue Mission Commander Views Teheran Hostage Situation

    Gen. Dan Shomron, who commanded the spectacular Entebbe rescue mission in July, 1976, implied today that the American hostages, today in their 135th day of captivity at the U.S. Embassy in Teheran, might have been rescued by a similar operation. Shomron, who spoke to reporters in Cairo where he is visiting as a member of… More ▸

  • Air France Cleared of Blame for 1976 Entebbe Hijacking

    A French Court of Appeals cleared Air France today of any direct or indirect responsibility for the Entebbe hijacking of June-July 1976 and decided that the French air carrier is not liable to pay damages to the passenger victims. The court’s ruling came in reply to a request by an Israeli couple, Joseph and Lisette… More ▸

  • Uganda’s President Pledges to Apprehend Killers of Mrs, Bloch

    The new President of Uganda, Prof. Yusufu Lule, has assured Israeli journalist Danny Bloch, son of the late Dora Bloch, that everything will be done to bring his mother’s killers to justice. Lule’s private secretary responded by cable over the weekend to a cable sent by Bloch inquiring whether efforts would be made to bring… More ▸

  • Uganda Tanzania Participating in the Ninth Jerusalem Book Fair

    Uganda and Tanzania become last-minute participants in the ninth Jerusalem International Book Fair, which opened here officially tonight. Some 55 countries are participating in the fair, which is considered the second largest in the world, second only to the Frankfurt fair. Seven kilometers of bookstalls will show the works of 1200 publishing houses to the… More ▸

  • Grooving the Entebbe Rescue

    A local company is putting out this week a new record called “Yonatan Victory March” to coincide with the Independence Day celebrations. Written by Ben Reuven, a young immigrant from England and sung in Hebrew and English by the Israeli group, the Black Diamonds, the record celebrates Israel’s rescue mission at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport last… More ▸