Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Featuring Benjamin Netanyahu, Shimon Peres, & Ehud Barak
July 4, 1776—Entebbe, Uganda—Israeli commandos race from their airplanes covered by the midnight darkness. They approach a nondescript airline terminal, killing seven terrorists inside. Helpless and shocked, 103 hostages lift their heads and gratefully weep at the mesmerizing sight of their Israeli saviors.
During the mission, shots burst into the night—and a sharp cry for help is heard. That cry would become the cry of an entire country, mourning the loss of its prodigal son. Thirty-year old Yonaton “Yoni” Netanyahu has been shot dead.
Yoni was a complex, passionate individual thrust into defending his country in a time of war and violence. The older brother of Israeli Prime Minister, Benjamin Netanyahu, Yoni led the miraculous raid on Entebbe in 1976. Almost all of Entebbe’s hostages were saved. Yoni was the lone military fatality—leaving behind a grief stricken family and nation.
Featuring three Israeli Prime Ministers, Yoni’s ex-wife (captured on film for the first time) and recently released audio from the Entebbe operation itself—Follow Me brings a rare portrait of Israel’s elite soldiers and their greatest hero to the big screen.