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  • Algeria Marks ‘palestine Solidarity Day,’ Collects Cash for Fatah

    Algeria celebrated “Palestine Solidarity Day” yesterday with speeches, public demonstrations, fund-raising for El Fatah, the Palestinian terrorist organization, and calls for all-out war on Israel. According to reports reaching here various Cabinet ministers addressed large crowds, funds were contributed by Government bodies and the general public, and special taxes for El Fatah were imposed on… More ▸

  • Israel Deplores Algeria’s Announced Participation in Suez Battle

    Israel reacted Tuesday to news of Algerian participation in last Saturday’s Suez Canal battle by filing a complaint in the Security Council. The official Algerian news agency announced Monday that Algerian troops had been in the canal zone during the Israeli-Egyptian fighting and had participated without suffering any casualties. In a letter sent to the… More ▸

  • Thant’s Emissary Returns from Algeria Mission, but UN Silent

    The emissary sent by Mr. Thant to Algeria last week, possibly to seek the release of the hijacked airliner and Israelis, has returned here. But Mr. Thant had no comment on the mission Wednesday. The emissary, Mr. Rolz-Bennett, returned yesterday, a UN spokesman revealed. He had gone to Algeria with a written communication for President… More ▸

  • Release of Hijacked El Al Airliner, 12 Israelis, by Algeria Believed Near

    Algeria is expected shortly to release the hijacked Israeli airliner and its 12 passengers and crew members detained since July 23, it was indicated in official quarters here today. But there was no news of any specific developments and no one was prepared to say when the plane and its party would be freed. Estimates… More ▸

  • Thant Sends Undersecretary-general Rolz-bennett to Algeria with Message

    United Nations Secretary-General U Thant has sent one of his top aides to Algiers, possibly to seek release of the hijacked El Al airliner held there since July 23, it was reported here today. The emissary is Undersecretary-General Jose Rolz-Bennett of Guatemala, who left for Algiers last Friday with a written message from Mr. Thant… More ▸

  • French Pilots Union, Federation Differ over Apology to Algerian Government

    Differences appear to have arisen between the French Pilots’ Union and the International Federation of Airline Pilots Association to which it belongs over the Union’s apology to the Algerian Government in connection with efforts to free the hijacked El Al airliner held by Algeria since July 23. The Federation today published an official announcement disavowing… More ▸

  • Pilots Unit Expects Israelis to Be Released Soon; Algerian Paper Denies Agreement

    An official of the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA) said here today that the crewmen and passengers of the hijacked El Al airliner held by Algeria since July 23 will probably be released in a few days. A leading Algerian newspaper disagreed. He said that IFALPA’s boycott action against Algeria was called off… More ▸

  • Pilot’s Association Drops Boycott; Says Algeria Will Release El Al Crew

    The cancellation of its projected boycott of Algeria by the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations was discussed by the Cabinet at its weekly meeting today at which the Foreign Minister was empowered to continue his efforts to obtain the release of the hijacked El Al airliner from Algeria by political means. The Government also… More ▸