Israeli filmmaker chronicles parents’ failed attempt to hijack a Soviet plane

Israeli filmmaker Anat Zalmanson-Kuznetsov grew up knowing that her parents were heroes. But in her new documentary “Operation Wedding,” she asks her father, “Were you terrorists, dad?”

“Certainly we were terrorists,” he replies, laughing. “But I told you, we were good terrorists.”

In 1970, newlyweds Sylva Zalmanson and Edward Kuznetsov were among 16 would-be hijackers. The plan? To board a small plane, tie up the pilots, and abandon them on the runway in a bid to escape the Soviet Union for Israel.

Read more at The Times of Israel.