Thursday, September 22, 2005
9. Operation Magic Carpet
I just found out that Alaska Airlines was one of the airlines was one of the airlines involved in Operation Magic Carpet, the operation in 1949 that brought over 40,000 Yeminite Jews to Israel. The Yeminites had never seen an airplane, and this was the fufillment of their centuries old prophecy that they would return to Eretz Yisrael "on the wings of eagles".