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  • 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 ▸

  • U.S. Hails Entebbe Rescue As Combination of Guts and Brains

    The United States vigorously defended and hailed last night the Israeli rescue operation in Uganda and described it as “one of the most remarkable rescue missions in history, a combination of guts and brains that has seldom if ever been surpassed.” As the U.S. was praising the Israeli operation Mexico, in a letter to the… More ▸

  • Air France Exec Thanks Israel for Uganda Rescue Operation

    A top executive of Air France arrived here last night to personally express the company’s thanks to Israel for rescuing the hijack hostages from Entebbe Airport in Uganda July 3. The hostages included the flight crew of the seized Air France air bus, all of whom returned home unharmed. Denis deJean, vice-president and European general… More ▸

  • Gur Under Fire for Disclosing Details of Uganda Rescue Operation

    Members of the Knesset’s Foreign Affairs and Security Committee have complained to Premier Yitzhak Rabin over the disclosure of top secret details of the July 3. Uganda rescue operation by Chief of Staff Gen. Mordechai Gur. The committee members said that Gur, who held a press conference in Tel Aviv Thursday, made public facts that… More ▸

  • Books, Films About Entebbe Rescue

    The Uganda rescue raid that electrified the world has spawned a series of instant book and film ventures by publishers and movie-makers who believe in striking while the headlines are hot. Bantam Books, a paperback publishing house, announced over the weekend that it will have its Hebrew-language edition of a book tentatively titled “Ninety Minutes… More ▸