8th Annual Jewish Film Festival of Central NJ - Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

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Follow Me: The Yoni Netanyahu Story
Monday, November 5 ∙ 7:30 PM ∙ AMC Loew Mountainside 10 Theatre

Director: Jonathan Gruber, Ari Daniel Pinchot Country:
USA Running Time: 87 minutes Language: Hebrew, English with English subtitles Appropriate
for ages 12+

Born in 1946 in the United States, Jonathan (Yoni)
Netanyahu always felt committed to serving in the Israeli Defense Forces. For that reason he discontinued his studies at Harvard and returned to Israel to rejoin the army, where he eventually was appointed Commander in Chief
of the top commando unit in the Israeli military (and where his two younger brothers, Benjamin—Israel’s current prime minister—and Ido, also served). On July 4, 1976, 30-year-old Lieutenant Colonel Netanyahu led the operation that
rescued 103 Israeli hostages from Palestinian terrorists
and Ugandan dictator Idi Amin at Entebbe Airport. Commander Netanyahu, who insisted on personally leading his force, was shot dead in the operation that turned him into an historic figure. In this emotional documentary
utilizing Netanyahu’s own writings and news reports of the daring raid on Entebbe, the filmmakers weave the epic with the intimate in this personal story of a young man who dedicated his life to the service of his people.

Winner - Best of the Fest 2012 Palm Springs International Film Festival


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