The Times of London Corrects Entebbe Hostage Error

In its obituary for Shimon Peres, The Times of London included the following paragraph in reference to the 1976 Entebbe operation:




However, the 105 passengers held hostage were not all Israeli. They also included Jews from other countries as well.

Why is this important? Aside from the obvious factual inaccuracy, it fails to account for the inherent anti-Semitism of the hijackers who deliberately held Jews and not only Israelis.

HRsuccessWe contacted The Times and the sentence now reads:

They flew it to Entebbe airport in Idi Amin’s Uganda, released all but the 105 Jewish passengers and crew members, and threatened to kill them unless Israel freed 40 Palestinian prisoners.

While it is still lacks detail, it is nonetheless an improvement over the original.


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