Monday, July 04, 2011

Operation Thunderbolt - July 4, 1976

I know what you are thinking - why is there no big "Happy 4th of July" post? Well the 4th of July is about freedom and protecting freedom. And we are not the only nation to fight for and defend freedom.

Israel has also fought for it's freedom and continues to fight simply to protect it's citizens.

Operation Thunderbolt is the story of Israel stepping up to the plate and rescuing their imperiled citizens who were being held hostage in Entebbe, Uganda. In this picture Tzila Netanyahu touches her son, Yoni's gravestone. He was the only military casualty of the daring and successful rescue operation. Her other son, Bibi is the prime minister of Israel. Talk about a family that sacrificed for their nation!

So on this 35th anniversary of our nation's bicentennial and Israel's successful hostage rescue, let's raise a glass to freedom all over the world.

Mazel tov!

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