Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, commenting on “Follow Me,” a documentary film opening here this week on the life of his heroic older brother, Yonatan, told The Jewish Week: “This film will show an American audience about Yoni’s humanity, his leadership, and his commitment to Israel.”
Yonatan Netanyahu, a highly decorated Israeli soldier, was killed leading the Entebbe rescue in Uganda in 1976 that saved the lives of more than 100 Israeli hostages.
The new documentary film, “Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story,” should be required viewing in Jewish schools and camps throughout the country.
You can’t teach Modern Israel and the challenges of Zionism in 80 minutes. But in chronicling the life of the hero of the Entebbe rescue, the film not only manages to offer up one remarkable young man’s ongoing struggle between duty to country and the desire to pursue one’s own dreams, but also a simpler, more unified Israeli society fighting for its basic freedoms and rights.