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People made fun of Museveni's Entebbe speech for no reason

By SETH J. FRANTZMAN

Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni was once considered a dynamic new and relatively young leader in Africa when he came to power in 1996. 1,080 more words

The Opposite of Benghazi: Happy Entebbe Anniversary, Mrs. Clinton

Israel’s incredible rescue of hostages from the middle of the African continent highlights just how incredible America’s non-rescue of its CIA and Foreign Service officers in Benghazi was, letting them die on their own without making any attempt to save them. 1,940 more words

American Middle East Policy

Music Review: Nkwatako- Sheebah Karungi

If there’s a song I have been listening to every single day for the past one month or so, it has to be Nkwatako by… 429 more words

African Music

The Entebbe Raid as recounted by Jeremy Corbyn

Forty years ago, an ad-hoc troupe of Palestinian activists and Germans with a passion for Social Justice staged a direct-action work stoppage, temporarily disrupting and re-routing scheduled air transportation from  Occupied Yafa Tel Aviv to Paris. 420 more words

Jeremy Corbyn

Newshour: Entebbe

yesterday afternoon (monday 4th), 2.10-2.19pm, on bbc world service radio
newshour (presented by tim franks) includes …

“Think of todays date, the 4th of July, and its place in world history, and you might think first of Independence Day in the USA.

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40 Years after #Entebbe "How did Yoni Netanyahu really die? How many hostages made it—and how many didn’t?" [VIDEO]

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10 Things You Probably Never Knew About Israel’s Rescue at Entebbe
by Moshe Rosenberg
June 30, 2016

July 4th marks the 40th anniversary of the famed rescue at Entebbe, in which Israeli commandos flew 2,000 miles into the heart of Africa to bring home over 100 Jewish hostages whose Air France flight had been hijacked to Uganda by Palestinian and German terrorists, abetted by Ugandan strongman Idi Amin. 45 more words

Israel & Middle East

40 years since the Entebbe rescue operation

Today is the 4th of July and besides being the 240th birthday of America (Mazal Tov! You’ve already doubled the usual wish of “until 120”   ) it is also the 40th anniversary of an equally auspicious day – the miraculous rescue by IDF special forces of over 100 Jewish hostages held by German and Palestinian terrorists in Entebbe, after their Air France airplane was hijacked on its way from France to Tel Aviv. 1,476 more words

Israel News