Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel on the Israeli Rescue of Hostages in Uganda.
Dear Mr. Prime Minister:
The American people join me in expressing our great satisfaction that the passengers of the Air France flight seized earlier this week have been saved and a senseless act of terrorism thwarted.
GERALD R. FORD
Note: The Air France airbus was hijacked by terrorists on June 28 after it left Athens on a Paris-bound flight which originated in Israel. The passengers and crew were held hostage in Uganda until rescued by an Israeli commando unit on July 3.
Gerald R. Ford, Letter to Prime Minister Yitzhak Rabin of Israel on the Israeli Rescue of Hostages in Uganda. Online by Gerhard Peters and John T. Woolley, The American Presidency Project https://www.presidency.ucsb.edu/node/257869