Tuesday, July 5, 2011

Entebbe: Leave No Man Behind - Op-Eds - Israel National News

Entebbe: Leave No Man Behind - Op-Eds - Israel National News

Thirty-five years ago today (July 4, 1976), an Air France flight was hijacked and diverted to Entebbe Airport in Uganda. Shortly after landing, all of the non-Jewish passengers were released and the remaining Jewish passengers were held hostage. One week after the hijacking, I commanded the first task force to land in Entebbe as part of a daring mission that freed 105 hostages.

Faced with immense challenges, we pulled off a thrilling (yet bittersweet) victory.
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