Prime Minister Binyamin Netanyahu is due to meet Kenyan President Uhuru Kenyatta and lead a trade conference in Nairobi on Tuesday, the second day of his historic swing through East Africa.
He is returning the visit to Jerusalem Kenyatta paid in January during which it was decided to form an Israeli- East Alliance for combating violent Islamist incursions and boost diplomatic and economic ties. Netanyahu will also visit Ethiopia and Rwanda.
Monday, he led a moving ceremony in Entebbe on the 40th anniversary of the audacious IDF raid that rescued 102 of the 106 hostages taken by Palestinian terrorists and German supporters aboard an Air France airliner they hijacked on a flight from Tel Aviv to Paris. But the prime minister’s brother, Jonathan Netanyahu, who led the raid, was shot dead, along with at least seven of the hijackers and 20 Ugandan troops.
“When terrorism succeeds in one place it spreads to other places,” Netanyahu said at the ceremony. “And when terrorism is defeated anywhere it is weakened everywhere. This is why Entebbe…was a victory for all humanity.”