The anti-Israel crowd's favorite British law

After years of seeing Israeli heroes charged under a misguided and easily exploited British law, U.K. politicians are finally wising up

David Frum

Israel's Doron Almog is a true hero of democracy and human rights — and yet, a British law cynically exploited by pro-Palestinian activists almost led to his arrest.

In 1976, the Israeli Defense Forces hero dropped onto the runway at Uganda's Entebbe airport, pathmarking the way for the Israeli commandos who rescued 256 hostages aboard a hijacked Air France jetliner. Almog was an officer on the airlift that rescued 6,000 Falasha Jews from Ethiopia in the 1980s. As head of Israel's southern command from 2000-2003, he defeated every attempt by terrorists to infiltrate Israel from Gaza. Almog lost five members of his family to a suicide bomber in Haifa in 2003. After the death of his own mentally handicapped son, he founded a charity to provide services to the severely disabled in southern Israel.

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David Frum is editor of FrumForum.com and the author of six books, including most recently COMEBACK: Conservatism That Can Win Again. In 2001 and 2002, he served as speechwriter and special assistant to President George W. Bush. In 2007, he served as senior foreign policy adviser to the Rudy Giuliani presidential campaign.