Queen of the Skies: How El Al flight LY001 and the 747 made the Jewish world smaller Animation. Original: Moshe Milner / GPO

Bye Bye, Queen of the Sky: How El Al's 747 Connected Israel and the Jewish World

El Al was among the first to buy the gigantic jumbo with its iconic hump, and went on to break the record for most people on a flight, bringing 1,088 Ethiopian Jews to Israel. This is the story of El Al 001, the flight that made the Jewish world smaller

For Israelis, the landing of the first El Al Boeing 747 at Lod (later Ben-Gurion) Airport on July 2, 1971, symbolized the opening up of the small and beleaguered country to the wider world. For many Diaspora...

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