Pictured above: Upon their arrival to the Holy Land this week, 31 Chilean miners were greeted by the Chilean Ambassador to Israel Joaquin Montes (center left), EL AL President Elyezer Shkedy (center) and the Israel Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov (center right). Photo credit: Sivan Farag

EL AL and Israel Welcomes 31 Chilean Miners

Pictured above: Upon their arrival to the Holy Land this week, 31 Chilean miners were greeted by the Chilean Ambassador to Israel Joaquin Montes (center left), EL AL President Elyezer Shkedy (center) and the Israel Minister of Tourism, Stas Misezhnikov (center right). Photo credit: Sivan Farag

New York, NY – February 24, 2011 – EL AL Israel Airlines carried 31 Chilean miners on a nonstop flight from Sao Paulo, Brazil to Ben Gurion International Airport in Israel as special guests of the airline and the Israeli Ministry of Tourism. The miners captivated the world during the 69 days they were trapped underground and during a successful and miraculous rescue.

During the flight, the miners enjoyed a short film about their rescue that was specially produced for them by EL AL and Israel’s Channel 2 broadcast news station. The miners are touring Israel and visiting many of the country’s holy sites.

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2 comments

  1. I hope the miners will have fun in Israel, they deserve it, after what they had been through.

    I know that it’s a pilgrimage tour, but I think that places like the Dead sea, which has been chosen as one of the 28 finalists in the new7wonders campaign, you can vote here http://www.facebook.com/VoteDeadSea , or Eilat which is a great diving place,with amazing coral riff.