As we pray for Gilad Shalit, the Israeli soldier kidnapped by Hamas, it would be well to recall the Entebbe rescue and ponder the wisdom of its fallen hero, Jonathan Netanyahu, z”l. The following is abstracted from his published letters.
September 3, 1965, to his family: “As you know, there is a great hubbub in Israel now with the elections approaching…. None of the parties satisfies me, and none of them represents what I think is right.”
February 16, 1969, to his parents: “Zahal [the Israel Defense Forces] is the only thing that stands between ourselves and the slaughter of our people as in days gone by.” » Continue reading “The Wisdom of Jonathan Netanyahu”