TERRORISM: Vindication for the Israelis

Though the action was scarcely as spectacular as the daring rescue of 101 skyjack hostages from Uganda's Entebbe Airport, Israel last week won another round on hostile territory against air terrorism. After four days of emotional debate in the United Nations Security Council, the Israelis beat off the attempt by African states to have the Entebbe operation condemned as a "flagrant violation" of Uganda's sovereignty. Beamed a delighted Chaim Herzog. Jerusalem's U.N. ambassador: "Israel has not been condemned and has thereby been vindicated."

The African argument was simply that Israel's assault at Entebbe posed a threat to every nation's sovereignty....

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