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  • The Israelis drugged and disguised him as an El Al flight attendant, and spirited him to a Jerusalem courtroom where he would become known as the infamous man in the bulletproof glass booth.

    Thane Rosenbaum: Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Eichmann -- and Revenge

  • As his chartered El Al flight returning him to New York neared London, Soblen cut his wrists and stabbed himself in the stomach; he later stated that this was not a suicide attempt but a carefully designed ploy to enter Britain, where he had hoped to prove his innocence.

    A Covert Affair

  • In July of that year, three members of a radical Palestinian group sauntered through the unlocked door of an El Al airliner's flight deck, pointed guns at the head of the pilot and diverted the flight to Algeria.

    An Antiterror Roadmap

  • The Israelis drugged and disguised him as an El Al flight attendant, and spirited him to a Jerusalem courtroom where he would become known as the infamous man in the bulletproof glass booth.

    Thane Rosenbaum: Osama Bin Laden, Saddam Hussein, Adolf Eichmann -- and Revenge

  • El Al did not fly to Buenos Aires, but Argentina was celebrating its 150th birthday, so the Mossad decided to salute the event with a dignitaries' delegation that landed in a special El Al flight, led by a clueless Abba Eban, then education minister.

    How Israeli Spies Pulled It Off

  • As his chartered El Al flight returning him to New York neared London, Soblen cut his wrists and stabbed himself in the stomach; he later stated that this was not a suicide attempt but a carefully designed ploy to enter Britain, where he had hoped to prove his innocence.

    A Covert Affair

  • The New York Times reported that "Western intelligence agencies know that Hezbollah operatives have scouted El Al offices and counters in Thailand, as well as the Chabad House in Bangkok."

    Dovid Efune: For Every Black Frock A Glock: Time To Arm The Rebbe's Army

  • The New York Times reported that "Western intelligence agencies know that Hezbollah operatives have scouted El Al offices and counters in Thailand, as well as the Chabad House in Bangkok."

    Dovid Efune: For Every Black Frock A Glock: Time To Arm The Rebbe's Army

  • The El Al plane, flight 831, originated in Israel and stopped in Belgium before landing at JFK with 10 horses.

    En Route to JFK, Prize Horse Dies

  • He was dressed, like the agents carrying him, in an El Al steward's uniform; the passport in his pocket presented him as one Zeev Zichroni.

    How Israeli Spies Pulled It Off

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  • Means "skyward" (to the sky?) in Yiddish (?) according to a NYT crossword clue.

    April 2, 2011