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Entebbe and bin Laden raids underscore U.S.-Israel alliance

URL: http://www.jewishjournal.com/opinion/article/entebbe_and_bin_laden_raids_underscore_us-israel_alliance_20110512

Nearly 35 years ago, on July 4, 1976, the streets of America were aglow. The nation was celebrating the bicentennial -- the 200th anniversary of its independence. In Israel, too, the streets were radiant. Israel Defense Forces commandos had rescued some 100 hostages held captive by Palestinian terrorists at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport.

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