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  • Jewish ignorance is a disease, you are the cure

    By Salvador Litvak

    October 30, 2013 | 12:12 pm

    “Whoever does not visit the sick is as if he spilled blood.” — Rabbi Akiva (Nedarim 40a, B. Talmud)

    Our fellow Jews are sick. They don’t admit it. They don’t even know it. Yet the malady is grave. “The most destructive, painful, most contagious disease of all,” Rabbi Noah...

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

    May 12, 2011 | 3:05 pm

    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...

  • Entebbe’s Message Resonates 30 Years Later

    By Uri Dromi

    July 6, 2006 | 8:00 pm

    Last month, we airmen and veterans of Squadron 103, one of the oldest units of the Israeli air force, bid farewell to a comrade, Lt. Col. Moshe Naveh. His untimely death shocked us all, and as I drove to his funeral memories of our joint service came to mind.

    It was on the third...

  • Israel Intercepts Arms Shipment

    By Eric Silver

    January 10, 2002 | 7:00 pm

    The capture of a massive Palestinian arms shipment 300 miles down the Red Sea from Eilat has revived Israel's spirit after 15 demoralizing months of intifada mayhem. "This is what we are trained for," exulted a senior security officer. Every-one invoked the 1976 Entebbe rescue of...

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  • Entebbe Teaches Israel to Dare

    By Eric Silver

    June 28, 2001 | 8:00 pm

    Ephraim Sneh, a stocky, taciturn soldier-turned-politician, doesn't scare easily. Entebbe, the most daring rescue operation in Israel's military history, wasn't his first taste of combat. The Yom Kippur War, he shrugged, was worse. But he shudders at how easily it could have gone...