PRAGUE (Feb. 10)
Direct flights between Prague and Tel Aviv were approved last Thursday by the Czechoslovak federal government.
The inaugural date and technical details have yet to be worked out between El Al and CSA, the Czechoslovak airline. But security problems, which held up the start of flights after the two countries agreed to them in principle last June, have been settled.
Formal approval of the air link at this time was seen as a further expression of Czechoslovakia’s solidarity with Israel since it became the target of unprovoked Iraqi rocket attacks last month.
Another gesture of solidarity was the condemnation of Saddam Hussein’s aggression against Israel by the National Assembly, which praised Israel for its restraint in the Persian Gulf conflict.