Yoni Netanyahu Commando at Entebbe

About the Book

Ages 9 and up.

Few rescue missions have succeeded like “Operation Thunderbolt,” the Israeli plan led by Yoni Netanyahu on July 4, 1976, to rescue 105 hijacked Jewish passengers held captive in Uganda’s Entebbe Airport.

In her gripping biography Speregen introduces young readers to one of Israel’s bravest soldiers. She paints a dramatic portrait of the young man who came to embody Judaism’s highest values through his commitment to Israel and the Jewish people.

Includes black and white photographs and maps.

Devra Newberger Speregen

Devra Newberger Speregen has written more than 100 books, including young-adult fiction, nonfiction, puzzle books, activity books, and nearly 30 biographies for young people. She has authored three JPS biographies: Yoni Netanyahu: Hero at Entebbe (1995), Ilan Ramon: Jewish Star (2004), and Albert Einstein: The Jewish Man Behind the Theory (2006).

Speregen serves as a regular contributor to Young Judea Magazine and BabagaNewz Magazine.

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