Algeria

  • 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 ▸

  • Algeria Warns It May Take ‘counter-measures’ over Pilots’ Boycott

    Algeria warned today that it would take counter-measures against foreign airlines and their pilots who observed the air boycott called for by the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations (IFALPA). The nature of the counter-measures was not specified. But reports from several Arab capitals indicated that the Arab world was ready to back up Algeria…. More ▸

  • Israelis Meet Italian Officials over Alitalia Continuing Algeria Flights

    Israeli representatives conferred with Italian officials In Rome today following the announcement by Alitalia, the government-owned Italian national airline, that it would not participate in the boycott of Algeria called by the International Federation of Airline Pilots Associations. Spokesmen for the Italian airline Indicated that they still had hopes for some sort of settlement with… More ▸