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Tuesday, September 05, 2006

El Al planes carrying IDF supplies cannot refuel in Europe

Several western European countries are refusing to allow El Al planes carrying military cargoes from the United States to refuel in the airports. The result is that the planes are flying at half their capacities.
Italy, said El Al Pilot's Union Chairman Itai Regev, is one of many western European countries, including England, Portugal, Spain and Germany, that refuse to allow El Al cargo planes carrying IDF equipment from US military bases to Israel to land and refuel. Regev said that El Al's 747 cargo planes frequently carry crucial military equipment to Israel, but that the European policy forces the planes to carry barely half of their 90-ton capacity because of the inability to refuel en route. The IAF, Regev said, does not have the operational capacity to conduct such supply flights on their own.


At 5:11 AM, Blogger ShumBaayaMyLord said...

If Gil Schwed has any patriotism in him, he should have his engineers send out scripts (Tcl or whatever they happen to be written in) to the various CheckPoint customers in these EU countries, disabling the firewalls there until and unless this antisemitic policy is completely expunged.

At 4:51 PM, Blogger Carl in Jerusalem said...

I suspect that Gil Schwed is too interested in his company making money to do that.


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