Yoni wasn’t only the brother of the current Israeli prime minister, or the only Israeli soldier killed July 4, 1976, at the raid on Entebbe. He was a U.S- educated scholar, husband, lover, poet, leader. This documentary reveals a complete measure of the man, in his own words, and through the eyes of those who knew him best.
About Follow Me:
English and Hebrew with English subtitles.
Directors: Jonathan Gruber and Ari Daniel Pinchot
On July 4, 1976, Lt. Col. Yonatan Netanyahu, 30, brother of the current prime minister of Israel, led a daring rescue of hostages, the Raid of Entebbe, at Uganda’s Entebbe Airport. Terrorist groups had hijacked an Air France plane with 248 passengers aboard. The Jewish passengers were held hostage while the hijackers demanded the release of convicted terrorists from Israeli prisons. The Israelis were given 48 hours to respond, and did, with a daring mission that took less than an hour to execute. All but two hostages were rescued and all Israeli soldiers survived except for Yoni, whose heroism and dedication were celebrated throughout the world. The film draws on Yoni’s own words (which described the conflicts he felt about being a soldier and his passionate devotion to Israel) on interviews with his family, his ex-wife, the woman he was living with at the time of his death; and archival footage that shows us his gallantry and spirit.
Oct. 30th screening was hosted by Israel Bonds. The Nov. 3 screening was hosted by FIDF.