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Touch and Go

Touch and Go

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MK Moshe Feiglin (L) shakes hands with Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (R) during a special Knesset session marking the 37th anniversary of the Entebbe Raid, July 2, 2013. Netanyahu’s brother, Yonatan, commanded the raid and was the only IDF casualty.

On July 4, 1976, 98 Jewish hostages, hijacked to Entebbe, Uganda from an Air France flight by Arab and German terrorists, were liberated by an elite IDF unit.

I don’t know if another picture exists of Feiglin and Bibi shaking hands. Certainly not in the Knesset.

Neither man appears to enjoy the moment.

About the Author: Yori Yanover has been a working journalist since age 17, before he enlisted and worked for Ba'Machane Nachal. Since then he has worked for Israel Shelanu, the US supplement of Yedioth, JCN18.com, USAJewish.com, Lubavitch News Service, Arutz 7 (as DJ on the high seas), and the Grand Street News. He has published Dancing and Crying, a colorful and intimate portrait of the last two years in the life of the late Lubavitch Rebbe, (in Hebrew), and two fun books in English: The Cabalist's Daughter: A Novel of Practical Messianic Redemption, and How Would God REALLY Vote.


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