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On November 1, 1972, Lieutenant Benjamin Netanyahu, a member of Sayeret Matkal, Israel’s Special Forces, had the privilege to meet the President of Israeli Zalman Shazar.

Netanyahu was one of the elite soldiers who participated in the successful Sabena Airlines Flight 751 hostage rescue operation on May 9, 1972.


The future Prime Minister of Israel was wounded in the operation.


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  1. Thank you, Jewish Press! This an important and meaningful story, especially in response to the American administration vulgarity story earlier. I will use this as a refererance point as I carefully explain to some of my lefty/liberal American friends the ancient Hebrew proverb, ‘kische meir yiddische tuchus’.

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