Monday, 13. February 2017, New York, Forty Years Since Entebbe

Forty Years Since Entebbe: A Conversation with Dr. Iddo Netanyahu
Join us for an enlightening conversation with Dr. Netanyahu. Light dinner and wine will be served. $10 for members, $15 for not-yet-members. Sponsors for the event will receive a signed copy of Iddo Netanyahu’s book while supplies last.
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About the Speaker:
Dr. Iddo Netanyahu was born in Jerusalem and served in Sayeret Matkal in the Israel Defense Forces. He studied Medicine at Hebrew University and did his post-doctoral training in Radiology at George Washington University in Washington DC and Mount Sinai Hospital in NY. He is an accomplished author and playwright, whose books have been published and shown in numerous countries. He is married with two children.

The History:
On June 27, 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris with 248 passengers aboard was hijacked by terrorists and diverted to Entebbe, Uganda. The terrorists gave the government of Israel an ultimatum that they must release 40 Palestinian prisoners held in Israeli prisons or they would **** the Jewish passengers on the flight and the flight crew. The Israel Defense Forces, in one of its most heroic and memorable missions, embarked on a covert raid of the airport on July 4, 1976. A group of close to 100 commandos and support personnel flew 2500 miles under cover of darkness, fooled and overtook the captors and rescued almost all of the hostages. The leader of Sayeret Matkal, Yoni Netanyahu, z"l, fell in battle during the mission and posthumously the mission was renamed Operation Yonatan. Yonatan's brother, Dr. Iddo Netanyahu (and brother of current Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu), has researched the mission and has written several books on it. He will share with MSJC his account of the mission and lessons that can be learned from it.

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