Netanyahu Napping at Historic Entebbe Memorial in Uganda Breaks Hebrew Internet

Video of Netanyahu taking a snooze at a sensitive moment on his historic Africa trip draws social media reactions.

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Benjamin Netanyahu arriving at the Entebbe airport in Uganda, July 4, 2016.
Benjamin Netanyahu arriving at the Entebbe airport in Uganda, July 4, 2016.Credit: Presidential Press Unit Handout, Reuters

Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was videotaped catching a nap during the 40th anniversary remembrance ceremony on Monay in Entebbe, where he so eloquently spoke of his brother, Yoni, killed as a commando in the legendary rescue of Israeli hostages.

In the footage posted on Facebook, Sara Netanyahu hastens to wake him up, but not in time to avoid the cameras.

Some Israelis had funny reactions on Twitter.

@EmilieMoatti remarked in her Hebrew language tweet: "I must say that Bibi's falling asleep during the ceremony is one of the most human things I've seen him do since he's been in power."

@dor_zach tweeted: "I've never identified with Bibi more than in this napping incident during the ceremony."

Uganda was the first stop of a four-nation tour by Netanyahu in Africa, where he also met with leaders from nearby South Sudan and Zambia. He flew later to Kenya and is set to visit Rwanda and Ethiopia before returning to Israel on Friday.

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