March 20 (Bloomberg) -- In 2005, Benjamin Netanyahu, who
was then Israel’s finance minister, made an official visit to
For Netanyahu, visits to Uganda are weighted with sadness.
It was at the airport in Entebbe that his older brother, Yonatan
Netanyahu, was shot dead by a Ugandan soldier. Yonatan was the
leader of an Israeli commando team dispatched by Prime Minister
Yitzhak Rabin in July 1976 to rescue Jewish hostages held by
pro-Palestinian terrorists. The terrorists had diverted an Air
France flight to Uganda, where the then-dictator, the infamous
Idi Amin, gave them refuge.