EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy, Britain’s Ambassador to Israel Matthew Gold and Jewish Agency Chairperson Natan Sharansky Attend a Special Evening to Mark the 200th EL AL Ambassadors Project Event
EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy and EL AL Vice President Customer Service Yehudit Grisaro hosted an Evening to Honor the EL AL Volunteers in the “EL AL Ambassadors – Blue and White Advocates” Initiative, in Partnership with the “Stand With Us” organization, the Foreign Ministry and the Jewish Agency for Israel.
EL AL CEO Elyezer Shkedy: “The EL AL Ambassadors initiative is a worthy endeavor in which EL AL air crews voluntarily take part in a national information project while overseas. I am proud of the EL AL family, of our people’s commitment and of their contribution to Israel and I thank the organizations that assist in setting up meetings overseas.”
EL AL pilots and flight attendants who participate in the project attended the evening in their honor.
Chair of the Jewish Agency Natan Sharansky related his history with EL AL: “Shortly after arriving in Israel, I took part in Operation Solomon, the campaign for bringing Ethiopian Jews to Israel. EL AL played a very important role in this operation and as it was not possible to reveal the identities of the participants, I left Israel on an EL AL flight, wearing an EL AL air crew uniform.”
EL AL Vice President Customer Service Yehudit Grisaro and Project Manager Alon Futerman, who together led this initiative: “Hundreds of flight attendants and pilots volunteered to take part in this project, which is totally voluntary. From among them, those with language and oratory skills and other suitable qualities were chosen. To date, the volunteers have appeared before dozens of communities and presented the good qualities, positive features and apolitical sides of Israel that are not necessarily reported by the foreign media.”