El Al captain indoctrinates the passengers, but only in Hebrew

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The El Al captain addresses the passengers in Hebrew on a flight from Tel Aviv to Berlin. He explains the memorial plates for Jews who perished in the holocaust (made of brass, scattered along sidewalks) and rejoices over the existence of Israel, thanks to which we will not turn into memorial plates again. But he doesn’t translate his statements on the plane into English. And I think, since when should I believe that Israel is safer for Jews, after the Nakba and the occupation and the atomic bomb?

I tell the stewardess I would like to complain, that for one, the plane is not supposed to be a Hasbara headquarters, and also that the pilot is obliged to translate his statements to the German passengers, or whomever speaks English.

Before landing, the pilot reports the temperature in Berlin, and at the end of his statement, he addresses me(!) on the speaker in Hebrew. He says he heard that there is a passenger who was offended by his statement, that he has nothing against the German people, and also that the Germany of today is not the Germany of old times. He adds that he’s glad Israel exists, that thanks to it we will not become human dust etc. Once again, he does not translate his message into English. The audience [passengers] clap. As if we’re on a reality show, titled UP – by El Al.

Translated by Ofer Neiman from the Hebrew source here

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A pilot communicates with his Hebrew speaking passengers and expresses his Zionism which rubs mister Shemoelof the wrong way. Get a blog or a Facebook page if you want to speak your mind, mister Shemoelof tells him. Why is Mati flying El al? Aren’t there ways to fly to Berlin without supporting an Israeli airline?

Totally unprofessional, but since it is Zio Airways it is no surprise. They will take every opportunity to spew their hasbara, or tell their people they are perpetual victims. It seems the like minded passengers enjoyed it all in Hebrew, and applauded to show how loyal they are to the cause.

“You get in with a certain state of mind and get off indoctrinated – we love to lie and it shows. Zio Airways.”

Always fun to part of the in-group. That’s why codes were invented.

… Before landing, the pilot … adds that he’s glad Israel exists, that thanks to it we will not become human dust etc. …

Evidently the pilot hasn’t heard that Israel remains existentially threatened and perpetually on the verge of being wiped off the map and pushed into the sea.

Or maybe the thought of his Zio-supremacist co-collectivists and his religion-supremacist “Jewish State” grinding non-Jews into human dust gives him comfort.

I hope that he followed El Al`s ad hoc guidelines of not allowing female passengers to sit alongside male passengers and that includes pilots and co-pilots.(I am assuming of course that he was not sat alongside a female co-pilot – perish the thought ) BTW I wonder if they have plans to have male only and female only toilets on their aircraft or secular and orthodox toilets or assimilated and non- assimilated toilets –… Read more »