Entebbe Hero: The Yoni Netanyahu Story

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6.71 h 27 min20127+
The Hero of the Raid on Entebbe is Yonatan "Yoni" Netanyahu, the older brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu, who masterminded the 1976 raid on Entebbe Airport which freed the dozens of Israeli hostages held captive in Uganda. This film explores the inspiring life of this iconic yet reluctant hero, poet, scholar and national treasure.
Directors
Jonathan GruberAri Daniel Pinchot
Starring
Ehud BarakBenjamin NetanyahuShimon Peres
Genres
DocumentarySpecial Interest
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English [CC]
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English
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4.7 out of 5 stars

61 global ratings

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m.doobReviewed in the United States on August 6, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
Watch this for the Beauty and Brilliance, and learn what Real Courage is...
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I have read both "The Letters of Jonathan Netanyahu" and "Entebbe...a Defining Moment in the War on Terrorism."
They are wonderful reads, and "Follow Me" encapsulates the amazing aspects of both books.
Yoni was a truly gifted young man, mature beyond his years. His love of family and country is so rich, I only wish it could be emulated by the people of our own country, especially the younger generations.
The story moves at will from one time frame to another, yet it is seamless in its beauty.
There are comments from his brothers, and a rare appearance by his father, Ben Zion. All are very touching, including comments by other members of 'The Unit' that Yoni commanded at the last.
The beautiful music, as well as the scenic beauty of both Israel and the Boston area, add another element of the rare brilliance that a
documentary can achieve.
I highly recommend this to everyone who has hope for the US...I know there are people like Yoni who care enough to make a difference.
Then I recommend reading the books to get a glimpse of the rest of Yoni's life, one that he proved was worth living.

I would also like to thank Amazon for making this amazing story available on Prime Video...I am so grateful!!
17 people found this helpful
shelly k.Reviewed in the United States on May 23, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
excellent documentary
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I must say it was a moving documentary and stirred mixed emotions in me. Well written with a good mix of personal information along with the necessary military footage to really let the audience know the man. Some men are born for greatness and with that greatness, often comes sacrifice.
7 people found this helpful
NPmadnessReviewed in the United States on September 21, 2016
5.0 out of 5 stars
Inspiring,Attention grabbing, Tear Jerker
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Amazing story of an amazing man. The example that Israel has shown the world since its existence has been unequaled. The dedication of this man to preserve his country and his people is unbelievable. His family also incredible, supportive, and understanding of his mission. Sad, tear-jerker, but inspiring at the same time. Well done documentary as well, very interesting layout and never boring.
6 people found this helpful
K. RocheReviewed in the United States on May 13, 2017
5.0 out of 5 stars
I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did
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I did not expect to enjoy this as much as I did! Yoni Netanyahu was a remarkable man, and this documentary is engaging and and moving.
4 people found this helpful
Susan QuintonReviewed in the United States on April 29, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
Every American and Israeli need to watch this
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Always wanted to know more about Yoni's story. Thank you for the moving documentary and the important interviews with all those involved.
2 people found this helpful
Chris RobbinsReviewed in the United States on January 25, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Heart-wrenching, vivid, beautiful and passionate
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This was the best documentary I have seen all year. It is the modern history of Israel through the eyes of one of it's most important soldiers who gave his life trying to free his people. May his memory forever be a blessing.
LisaReviewed in the United States on January 2, 2020
5.0 out of 5 stars
Excellent Film!
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This film is truly and eye-opener! This brought tears to my eyes. I will be purchasing this film very soon. This is worth watching.
DavidReviewed in the United States on July 5, 2018
5.0 out of 5 stars
read the great reviews and watch--worth it!
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Wow, loved it for the history and the personal gift that this man bequeaths to any who follow. What a sacrifice and a sadness for all who knew him. Read the reviews that reveal what I have not in so little time. Worthwhile movie.
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