It took Israeli commandos minutes to conduct one of the greatest and most daring rescue missions in modern history in Entebbe, Uganda, on July 4, 1976, after an Air France flight was hijacked by terrorists and a group of Jewish passengers was taken hostage.
On June 21, 1936, approximately 60 armed Arabs in British Mandate Palestine attacked a convoy of Jewish-owned buses traveling from Haifa to Tel Aviv. The modern State of Israel had not yet come into existence, so what were the Arabs fighting against?
On April 4, 1920, before the establishment of the State of Israel and before any so-called "occupation," a Muslim festival attended by tens of thousands of Arabs erupted into violence against Jews in Jerusalem.
On January 26, 1919, British Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann, who later became the first president of the State of Israel, warned that unless world Jewry secures a place of their own, they will be faced by a terrible catastrophe.
Zionist leader Chaim Weizmann sends a letter to British Secretary Malcolm MacDonald, citing disappointment with Britain's pro-Arab position, and Egyptian President Anwar Sadat invites Israel's foreign minister to a meeting in Austria.