Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said Monday he plans to visit African nations for the upcoming 40th anniversary of an operation that freed hostages aboard a plane in Uganda and which led to the death of his brother. “I’ve received an invitation from the president of Kenya and from others to come and visit Africa,” Netanyahu told ambassadors from African
nations, according to his office. “I intend to do so around the 40th anniversary of the raid at Entebbe that was for us a very dramatic national experience. For me, obviously, one of great personal consequence.” Netanyahu said Monday that beyond marking the anniversary of the operation, the visit would allow Israel to further improve ties with African nations, particularly on security issues. A spokesman for Netanyahu was unable to give details on which countries he would travel to other than Kenya, whose President Uhuru Kenyatta visited Israel last week.