The Raid on Entebbe and Israel’s Fateful Choice

When, in June 1976, Palestinian and German terrorists hijacked a flight from Israel to Paris and diverted it to the Ugandan city of Entebbe, holding the hundreds of passengers hostage there, Israel launched a daring and successful raid to free the captives. The historian Saul David tells this story in detail in a new book. At the center of the narrative, writes Alan Furst in his review, is Israel’s risky decision not to reward the terrorists with a prisoner exchange:

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More about: History & Ideas, Israel & Zionism, Palestinian terror, PFLP, Shimon Peres, Yitzhak Rabin

BDS, Unable to Harm Israel, Has Turned Its Sights on Jews in the Diaspora

Feb. 26 2021

March 15 marks the beginning of this year’s Israel Apartheid Week, during which campus groups around the world hold rallies and events for the purpose of defaming the Jewish state and mustering support for the movement to boycott, divest from, and sanction it (BDS). Richard Kemp comments:

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More about: Anti-Semitism, BDS