The 1967 war against Israel
They considered every possibility – and ten did the impossible! Minutes after departing Athens, Greece on June 27, 1976, Air France flight 139 was commandeered by militant German and Palestinian terrorists. On board were 256 passengers and crew, 106 of whom were Jews. Their new destination: Entebbe Airport in Uganda, the African nation ruled by ruthless strongman Idi Amin. Their only hope was a desperate rescue by Israeli commandos. Victory at Entebbe is one of the most dramatic adventures in modern history. The world held its breath while heroes did their work. This documentary records the result.
(A two-hour DVD program released in 2012.)
“A riveting and highly informative documentary for anyone interested in Israel’s War of Independence, with penetrating commentary from the greatest historian of Jewish history today, Sir Martin Gilbert, together with real live footage from the War of Independence and shots of Israel from today.”
Israel─Birth of a Nation is the saga of a country won by courage and determination and of a people finally returned to the land from which they came. (Run time: 100 minutes) D29