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  • Herzog Slams Uganda President

    Uganda’s President Idi Amin has diverted world attention from the murder of thousands of Black Christians by creating artificial crises–a technique similar to that being used by Arab states to cloud the real issues in the Middle East, according to Chaim Herzog, Israel’s Ambassador to the United Nations. In a luncheon address here before the… More ▸

  • Bombings Foiled in West German Theaters Showing Entebbe, Film

    A group calling itself “Revolutionary Cell–Fighters for a Free Palestine” has made two unsuccessful attempts to bomb West German cinemas where the film “Operation Entebbe” is currently showing. This followed similar attempts in Greece and Italy. A time bomb planted in an Aachen cinema failed to go off. It was discovered by a charwoman under… More ▸

  • Firebombs Hit Movie Theaters Showing Film on Entebbe Rescue

    Police are investigating the firebomb attacks last week at three movie theaters that were snowing the firm “Long Night at Entebbe.” A leaflet found in a telephone booth today claimed the attacks were the work of “Palestinian militants for the Arab Revolution.” The leaflet said the film, which recounts the rescue of hijack victims at… More ▸

  • Warner Bros Cancels Entebbe Film

    Warner Bros, pictures has abandoned plans to make a movie on the Israeli rescue of hostages at Entebbe Airport in Uganda last July 3. The Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced that it had received notice of the cancellation from Hollywood. Warner Bros, had been selected by the Israeli government from more than a dozen… More ▸

  • Costa Rica Praises Israel’s Entebbe Mission. Urges UN Assembly to Act Immediately Against Terrorism

    Costa Rica today praised Israel for its rescue of hostages at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport and urged the United Nations General Assembly to act immediately to end international terrorism. “Enough of words, enough of hesitation.” Costa Rican Foreign Minister Gonzalo J. Facio told the Assembly. “What is needed is glorious acts such as Entebbe.” He said… More ▸

  • Folk Song on Entebbe

    Joe Glazer, a popular folk song artist specializing in trade union ballads, was so inspired by Israel’s rescue of more than 100 hostages at Entebbe Airport that he decided to commemorate the event in a folk song. Hours after the news of the heroic rescue flashed across radio and television, Glazer and four colleagues–“my mountain… More ▸

  • Warner Bros. to Produce Entebbe Story

    Warner Brothers will produce the official version of the Entebbe story, the Ministry of Commerce and Industry announced here today. An agreement to that effect was signed last night between Commerce and Industry Minister Haim Barlev and Ted Ashley, chairman of the film company’s board of directors. The government will assist the producers with official… More ▸

  • Britain Breaks with Uganda

    The prevarication, evasions and harassment by the Ugandan authorities in connection with the disappearance and probable murder of Mrs, Dora Bloch, the missing Air France hijack hostage, precipitated Britain’s first diplomatic break with a Common-wealth country. The severance of diplomatic relations with the Ugandan government of President Idi Amin was announced to the House of… More ▸

  • Decision on Entebbe Coin Stalled

    A decision whether to mint a coin or medal commemorating Israel’s rescue operation at Entebbe Airport, Uganda July 3 is not expected until later this week. Yitzhak Avni, director general of the government’s coin and medals corporation who is a strong advocate of some kind of commemorative issue, had “no comment” yesterday when asked by… More ▸