Uganda

  • 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 ▸

  • Schmidt Praises Uganda Rescue; Says No-other Course Was Open to Israel

    West German Chancellor Helmut Schmidt has praised the Israeli rescue operation in Uganda and has asserted that the whole incident involving the hijacking of the Air France air bus “has cast so much light internationally on international terrorism that the prospects for a new intent, a new energy in the world to solve that problem… More ▸