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VIDEO. INSANITY? Netanyahu was in Uganda July 4, 2016 on the occasion of the fortieth anniversary of the Entebbe raid. Ugandan president delivered an absurd speech before Netanyahu.

VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of Netanyahu
Museveni loading the absurd speech. The audience were bemused as President Museveni (pictured) rambled on about King Herod and the Balfour Declaration, repeatedly using the phrase 'or something like that

'Herod was a very bad gentleman - or something like that': Ugandan president Yoweri Museveni's bizarre rambling speech to mark 40th anniversary of Entebbe raid
- Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu visited Uganda this week
- Netanyahu's brother was killed 40 years ago during the raid on Entebbe
- Uganda's President Yoweri Museveni made a hilariously bad speech
- In it he referred to King Herod as a 'bad gentleman or something like that'


By CHRIS SUMMERS FOR MAILONLINE PUBLISHED: 15:33, 10 July 2016

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Uganda's elderly President Yoweri Museveni has been mocked online for a bizarre rambling speech he made this week to mark the 40th anniversary of the Entebbe raid.
The 71-year-old's speech was so bad that dignitaries in the crowd can be seen giggling and chuckling as he refers to the biblical King Herod as being 'a very bad gentleman, or something like that.'
On 4 July 1976 Israeli commandos flew into Entebbe airport in Uganda and freed more than 100 passengers who were being held by Palestinian and German kidnappers.



VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of NetanyahuYoni the brother of Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu

The brother of Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu was the only commando killed in the raid but dozens of Ugandan soldiers, loyal to the then dictator Idi Amin, were killed.
Netanyahu listened attentively as President Museveni began his speech, which appeared badly researched and largely incoherent.
Referring to Netanyahu, the Ugandan leader, who has been in power for 30 years, said: 'I want to thank him for turning this sad story 40 years ago into yet another instrument of bonding the holy land of Israel-Palestine, with the heartland Uganda in particular, and in general.
'The sad event, 40 years ago, turned to another bond linking Palestine to Africa. I say this is yet another bond between Africa and Palestine because there were earlier bondage events.'

VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of Netanyahu
President Museveni (left) was subjected to ridicule after his rambling, incoherent speech was posted online. Among those listening were Israel's Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu (right)


Museveni also said: 'There was a character called Balfour or something like that, I don't know how they pronounce his name.
'That gentleman put out something called the Balfour declaration or something like that and the fellow was talking about Uganda as the home of the Jews! You can see how these fellows are really not serious.'
He said 'fortunately' the Jewish leaders rejected the Uganda plan and he said: 'The Jewish leaders were very, very clever, otherwise we would be fighting you now.'
The media in Israel was not impressed by the speech and particularly by his frequent references to Palestine.

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The Guardian newspaper said an Israeli radio broadcaster cut off President Museveni mid-flow by just saying: 'We've heard enough'.
The Jerusalem Post likened Museveni to a Ugandan Donald Trump, except that the Republican candidate is seeking election while Museveni has been in power for 30 years.
Journalist Adrian Blomfield tweeted: 'Here's full speech and boy it's a corker. Makes Mugabe sound coherent. #Entebbe'
Museveni was re-elected in February this year but Uganda's constitution says a president must be under 75, which means he will be too old at the next elections in 2021.
But it is thought he may seek to challenge the constitution and go on and on, like 92-year-old Robert Mugabe in Zimbabwe.


Israeli PM Netanyahu and Uganda President Museveni on Entebbe

VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of NetanyahuIsraeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu gave his own speech. Uganda was the first of four nations in Africa which he visited this week

Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu said his country's raid on Uganda's Entebbe airport 40 years ago, in which his brother was killed, 'changed the course' of his life and had a lasting influence on his country's relations with Africa.
Speaking shortly after his arrival in Uganda, Netanyahu praised Israel's commando raid on the airport which freed Israeli hostages from a hijacked plane. 'International terrorism suffered a stinging defeat,' he said of the mission in July 1976.
The Entebbe rescue is a seminal event in Israeli history and is widely seen as one of the country's greatest military successes. It also was a monumental event for Netanyahu, as the death of his brother, Yonatan, pushed him into the public eye and on a track that would take him to the country's highest office.

VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of NetanyahuIsraeli Prime minister Benjamin Netanyahu, left, sits near Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni, right, after his arrival at Entebbe airport

An Israeli band played somber tunes at the airport on the shore of Lake Victoria to mark the anniversary of the Israeli rescue mission, during which three hostages were killed. A relative of one of the Israeli hostages lit a memorial flame as Netanyahu and Ugandan President Yoweri Museveni stood in silence.
Netanyahu traveled to Uganda with soldiers and pilots who were members of the rescue team.
'This is a deeply moving day for me,' he said. 'Forty years ago they landed in the dead of night in a country led by a brutal dictator who gave refuge to terrorists. Today we landed in broad daylight in a friendly country led by a president who fights terrorists.'
Entebbe International Airport is where Netanyahu's brother, Yonatan, was struck by a bullet as he led Israeli commandos in a daring rescue mission to rescue hijacked Israeli passengers. Israel's success in the raid humiliated then-Ugandan President Idi Amin.


VIDEO. The absurd speech by Ugandan President Museveni in front of Netanyahu
Israeli army personnel salute as Israeli Prime Minister Benjamin Netanyahu arrived at Entebbe to mark the 40th anniversary of the raid


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