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Rescue at Entebbe

this afternoon (tuesday 2nd), 12.06-12.29pm (repeated 6.06pm and 4.06am), on bbc world service radio 

outlook (presented by emily webb) leads with …

“In June 1976, an Air France flight from Tel Aviv to Paris was hijacked by militants. The plane and its 248 passengers were flown to Entebbe airport in Uganda, where all the Israeli and Jewish passengers on board were held hostage in an old terminal building. The hostage takers were members, or allies, of a Palestinian armed group, and the hijacking was tied to the on going Israeli-Palestinian conflict.

Back in Israel, Rami Sherman, who was an officer in an elite military unit, started making plans to get the hostages back. The situation was challenging, and they knew they needed the element of surprise to pull off a rescue. The idea they came up with involved a low altitude flight across East Africa, and a fake presidential motorcade.”

including interview with …

rami sherman, operations officer of the sayeret matkal commando unit

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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. But the date also has deep resonance for another country, for its self-image, perhaps even for its whole sense of nationhood, The country is Israel, and the event was the rescue of 100 hostages held by Palestinian and German hijackers in Entebbe airport.”

including contribution from …
• professor saul david (more…)

One Day in Entebbe

yesterday evening (tuesday 28th), 8.00-8.40pm, on bbc radio 4 (repeated 5.00pm, sunday)
one day in entebbe (presented by jonathan freedland) (more…)

John Henry Patterson

this morning (sunday 30th), 9.34-9.41am, on bbc radio 4
broadcasting house includes kevin conolly interviewing benjamin netanyahu about the non-jewish commanding officer of the zion mule corps in the first world war …

“The ashes of colonel John Henry Patterson – a soldier, big-game hunter and writer, who died in 1947 – are to be reburied in Israel.”

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