Hollywood’s Raid on Entebbe: Behind the Scenes of the United States-Israel Alliance

Tony Shaw, Giora Goodman

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Abstract

This article examines the popular cultural dimensions of the U.S.-Israeli alliance. Focusing on the fierce competition that took place between American and Israeli filmmakers to re-enact the Israeli military's Entebbe raid of July 1976, it demonstrates that Hollywood and Israel enjoyed an extraordinarily close relationship in the 1970s. The article argues that Hollywood's "Entebbe episode" points to the importance of investigating the role of propaganda and public diplomacy in the Arab-Israeli conflict and to the value of exploring the hidden complexities of America's pro-Israel community.

Original languageEnglish
Article numberdhx090
Pages (from-to)590-612
Number of pages23
JournalDiplomatic History
Volume42
Issue number4
Early online date8 Dec 2017
DOIs
Publication statusPublished - 1 Sept 2018

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