Carmel Newsreel I-099, August 9, 1937

First Airline in Palestine

3 Minutes, 1937
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Directed by: Nathan Axelrod
Subtitles: English, Hebrew

Aircrew members are standing next to a plane of Palestine Airways at the Lod airfield. The airplane is taking off. Aerial shots of the beach and buildings of Tel Aviv. The plane landing in Haifa, where it is greeted by Haifa District Commissioner Sir Edward Keith-Roach and notable guests. Among the welcoming crowd are the founders of the company: Avraham Rutenberg, A. Idelson and Eliyahu Elishar. The District Commissioner shakes the pilots hand. The plane returns to Tel Aviv where the crew is greeted by Tel Aviv Mayor, Israel Rokah and the district commissioner James Polok. Dignitaries and guests are sitting at tables and celebrating the first flight of the new airline.

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