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Entebbe: A Defining  Moment On The War On Terrorism – The Jonathan Netanyahu Story”  by  Iddo Netanyahu (Kindle Edition)

During the first hot days of July, 1976, the world watched a tense hostage situation unfold in Uganda. Palestinian and German terrorists had hijacked an Air France jet in Athens, then surprised everyone by flying to sanctuary in Idi Amin’s African dictatorship.

The airport at Entebbe provided the perfect haven for the hijackers, and a hellish wait for the 105 captives, who were threatened with execution if certain demands were not met. Israel’s government declared its intentions to negotiate the release of terrorists from its jails; the bold capture of the jet created a tense standoff.

It wasn’t nearly as dramatic as what happened next.

At midnight on July 4, Hercules transport planes loaded with Israeli commandos landed at Entebbe Airport. Traveling 2,500 miles in eight hours had given them the element of surprise. Within minutes, the most dramatic hostage rescue of all time was part of history.

The resolve, daring, and skill of Israel’s finest preserved a hundred souls.

Entebbe: A Defining  Moment On The War On Terrorism – The Jonathan Netanyahu Story”  is a story of the rescue at Entebbe, and the planning of the operation by the commander of the rescue force, Jonathan Netanyahu. Interviews with the members of the force, and the author’s gripping narrative, make this extraordinary story impossible to lay aside.

Iddo Netanyahu is a physician, author and playwright. He is the younger brother of Benjamin Netanyahu and Jonathan Netanyahu. Netanyahu spent part of his childhood in the United States.  He left studies at Cornell University in 1973 to fight for Israel in the Yom Kippur War. He served in Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s special forces unit, as did both his brothers.

He has an MD from Hebrew University of Jerusalem School of Medicine and did post-doctoral training at Georgetown University Hospital, Washington, D.C., and Mount Sinai Medical Center, New York City. He works part time as a radiologist at St. James Mercy Hospital in Hornell, New York , and resides most of the year in Israel, devoting his time to writing books and plays. He began writing while at Hebrew University. His play A Happy Ending has been produced in Italy by Compagnia dell’Attimo for the European Memorial Day 2008, and subsequently staged in Germany and Israel.

Entebbe: A Defining Moment On The War On Terrorism – The Jonathan Netanyahu Story”  by  Iddo Netanyahu is available for iPhone,  iPod Touch,  iPad with free Amazon app  (download app – here).

Format: Kindle Edition
File Size: 276 KB
Publisher: Balfour Books; Third Edition edition (January 1, 2004)
Sold by: Amazon Digital Services
Language: English
Price: $9.39 (Buy now)

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